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Robin Nicholson  

Special Event:
British Ghosts in Art and Literature


September 10, 2015

6:30–8:00 p.m.

The Frick Art Museum

As a contribution to the 2015 ‘Britsburgh’ celebration, the Frick presents a program that explores the themes of ghosts and hauntings in British art and literature.

Frick Director and British art specialist Robin Nicholson will introduce the topic with a brief talk on ghosts in British art, followed by a screening of one of the classic half hour BBC dramatizations of a ghost story by M.R. James, provost of King’s College, Cambridge, considered to be one of the great ghost story writers of all time. The dramatization is narrated by the late Christopher Lee, renowned as one of the finest British actors in the supernatural genre.

Finally, a director-led panel discussion explores the themes in relation to Pittsburgh history and traditions with Pittsburgh writer Graham Shearing and Homewood Cemetery Director of Programming, Jennie Benford. The evening will conclude with a wine reception in the art museum rotunda.

$8 members; $10 non-members and guests.
Advance registration and pre-payment required.





Kerr Museum  

Coffee and Culture:
A Middle Class Home in the Gilded Age


Tuesday, September 15

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Lexington Education Center

Jan Shoop and Joan Stewart, Kerr Memorial Museum, Oakmont


While Clayton reveals how an upper class family lived during the Gilded Age in Pittsburgh, the Kerr Memorial Museum opens the door to middle class life during the same period. Through images, artifacts, and clothing, learn about life in the charming Queen Anne style Oakmont home of Dr. Thomas R. Kerr and his family, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now a museum, the home brings to life the story of middle class life from the 1890s to 1910. $10 members; $12 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required.



Teachers: Please join us for these programs!

Act 48  

Teacher Workshop: Looking, Growing, Discovering—Museums and Early Learning

Thursday, September 24, 2015

3:30–8:00 p.m.

The Frick Art Museum|

How can museum collections resonate with early learners? Pre-Kindergarten and other early learning professionals are invited to participate in a professional development workshop at the Frick Art & Historical Center focusing on early learners. Discuss and share ideas, and take the best of what museums offer into your classroom to encourage curiosity, careful looking, flexible thinking, and a sense of wonder. Participating teachers get a first look at the Frick’s new education spaces and are eligible for four Act 48 activity hours. $12 teacher members; $16 non-members. Boxed dinner included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.





Teacher Open House  

Teacher Open House: New Roads to Learning

Wednesday, November 4
3:00–6:00 p.m.

Education Center, Car and Carriage Museum

Teachers around the region are invited to a fall open house designed exclusively for educators. Visit our newly-renovated Car and Carriage Museum, gather ideas for using historic objects with students, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while exploring our brand new multi-classroom education center. Earn two optional Act 48 activity hours by participating in an on-site activity in the Car and Carriage Museum. Free to educators. Teachers wishing to earn Act 48 hours should arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. RSVP by calling 412-371-0600.





Act 48  

Act 48 Teacher Workshop:
Stories within Stories—Narrative and Storytelling in the Arts

Saturday, November 7

9:30–3:00 p.m.

The Frick Art Museum

Literacy is the focus of this workshop, which makes use of the temporary exhibition, Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen®. Studying artist Chris Antemann’s use of the literary technique of the frame narrative, or story within a story, educators explore storytelling within the visual arts. Teachers experiment with literacy-building activities that make use of the visual arts and offer ways to provide students with new approaches to building valuable speaking and writing skills. $12 members, $16 non-members.  Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.