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Upcoming tour

Henry Clay Frick:
The Young Collector

A new Clayton experience, through May 25, 2014

This February, a new installation and tour at Clayton will examine the history, influences, and development of Frick’s collecting between 1881 and 1902, the years when Clayton was the family’s main residence and Frick was beginning to develop his taste as a collector. Using period photographs and archival records to illuminate objects on view, Henry Clay Frick: The Young Collector will examine a formative and fascinating time in the development of Frick’s collecting habits and taste.

Choice examples of clothing and accessories from these years will further highlight the role of quality and style to Henry Clay Frick and his family.

 

Henry Clay Frick: The Young Collector

The Clayton reception room as installed for
Henry Clay Frick: The Young Collector.


Four Millet works on paper surround Landscape with River

by George Hetzel. Clockwise from top left: The Sower,

The Knitting Lesson, La Fermière,

Shepherd Minding his Sheep.


This look at the early years of Henry Clay Frick’s collection will coincide with the exhibition of An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Painting, which will be on view at The Frick Art Museum March 1 to May 25, 2014.

Ongoing tours of Clayton

Experience art and history in a distinctive, memorable way with a docent-led tour of Clayton, the historic home of the Henry Clay Frick family (above), and/or The Frick Art Museum. These tours provide you with opportunities to view fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present, as well as learn how the Frick family lived during the turn of the 20th century.

Preview a Clayton tour online:
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Life in the Gilded Age
Offered year-round

Clayton is an example of both the home of a wealthy Pittsburgh family and of late Victorian architecture and interior design. Visitors on the Life in the Gilded Age tour have the unique experience of learning about the Frick family, local history and Victorian social customs in the family's home, where more than 90% of the furniture and artifacts on display are original.


Cost:

Frick members: free
General admission: $12
Seniors and students: $10
Active duty military: $10
Children 16 and under: $6

Reservations: Strongly recommended
Contact: 412-371-0600

 

Group tours of Clayton
Offered year-round.

Group tour rates are available for 11 or more people. All large groups are divided into smaller groups of 8-10, which depart at ten-minute intervals to begin the tour. When groups are not touring Clayton, they may visit the Car and Carriage Museum, The Frick Art Museum, Greenhouse, or Museum Shop.

Visit our Group Tours page for more information.


Ongoing Clayton tour specials

Clayton tours

Tuesdays: Purchase one Clayton admission, get one FREE

How does the Frick say thank you to loyal visitors and welcome new ones? All visitors who purchase one admission to Clayton on Tuesdays receive one admission of equal or lesser value for FREE.

Not good for groups of 11 or more.
Reservations are recommended. Call 412-371-0600.



Clayton tours   Thursdays: $5 tours for seniors

On Thursdays, senior citizens (62 and older) can tour Clayton for just $5 per person.

Not good for groups of 11 or more.
Reservations are recommended. Call 412-371-0600.

Book club  

Book Groups: Combine reading with a Clayton tour

The Frick now offers an exciting and innovative new program that allows book reading groups and clubs to enhance their reading experience with a visit to the Frick. Included are a special tour of Clayton and 30-minute book discussion of your choice of four books:

Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel
by Susan Vreeland
• Devil in the White City
by Erik Larson
• Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures
by Cynthia Saltzman.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


Get more details here
or call 412-342-4072.


Upcoming tours

Mother's Day

 

Free Admission to Clayton for Mom
on Mother’s Day Weekend

Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11

A tour of Clayton and some time spent in The Frick Art Museum viewing the Warner Collection exhibition of American paintings is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day with someone you love. With the purchase of one admission, your mother, mother-in-law or grandmother will receive free admission to Clayton.  As part of your visit, spend some time in our Museum Shop, where Mom will receive a one-day discount.  Tours of Clayton fill quickly, so please call 412-371-0600 to make your reservation today, and surprise your mother with a wonderful day!

Special Family Tours Available, May 10–11

Make Mother’s Day extra special with kid-paced, child-friendly tours of Clayton. As our gift to Mom, tours are free for kids age 16 and under as well as for the guest of honor.


Father's Day  

Free Admission to Clayton for Dad
on Father’s Day Weekend

Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15

If the special father or grandfather in your life has never been to Clayton, Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to introduce him to the home of Henry Clay Frick and his family, an important part of Pittsburgh history.  Fathers, grandfathers and fathers-in-law will receive free admission to Clayton with the purchase of one admission, and Dad will receive a one-day discount at the Museum Shop. Reservations are strongly recommended, and it’s never too early to call 412-371-0600 to reserve your place on a tour. 

Special Family Tours Available, June 14–15

Make Father’s Day extra special with kid-paced, child-friendly tours of Clayton. As our gift to Dad, tours are free for kids age 16 and under as well as for the guest of honor.


Group tours of the current exhibition

An American Odyssey  

Docent-led tours of our current exhibition are provided at The Frick Art Museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Our next exhibition,An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Painting, opens on March 1.

Tours may also be scheduled for groups. Visit our Group Tours page for more information.


Docent-led tours of the permanent collection

Italian Gallery   Docent-led tours of the permanent collection at The Frick Art Museum are available by appointment.


Cost:

$5 per person.

Reservations: Please call to make reservation.
Contact: 412-371-0600