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RADical (Online) Days at the Frick

Curators take you behind closed doors.

A Look Inside The Frick Pittsburgh

During the week of October 26, the Frick is turning itself inside out!

From Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30 join us online to see fun, surprising, often-hidden parts of our museums and collections. Peek into the cupboards and closets with our curators! A new behind-the-scenes video will be posted each day. Learn more below.

This free online series is presented in recognition of the continued support of the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).

Frick Executive Director Elizabeth Barker recently spoke with WQED's Jim Cunningham about our RADical Days 2020 offerings. See the discussion here.
Program Information

RADical (Online) Days at the Frick

Dates: October 26, 2020
Location: Online

Videos will be posted at 9 a.m. daily

Have you ever wondered where museum collections go when they’re not on view? Join manager of exhibitions and registrar Melanie Groves for a tour inside collections storage to find out. We’ll open drawers and cabinets, see how different objects are stored, and even get a sneak peek at some objects that are being prepared for our new exhibition The Frick Reflects: Looking Back, Moving Forward.

 
Join Kim Cady, Assistant Curator of the Car and Carriage Museum, as we take a closer look at our 1922 Lincoln Model L Coupe. One of the few hard-bodied cars in our collection, this Lincoln is a great example of the transition cars made from fair-weather vehicles to everyday conveyances in the early 20th century.


Dawn Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, gives a special look inside a rare and exquisite cabinet at The Frick Art Museum, which was originally purchased for Henry Clay Frick’s bedroom at 1 East 70th Street, now The Frick Collection, in New York. Made in England in 1690, the deep red surface is “japanned” in imitation of East Asian lacquer.   

 
Get a rare glimpse inside the vault at Clayton. Associate Curator of Decorative Arts Dawn Brean reveals the space that stores silver and other valuables, just as it did when the Frick family lived in the home.

 
The Playhouse built for the Frick children in the late 19th century still stands at The Frick Pittsburgh today. Step inside this 1897 building with Amanda Gillen, Director of Learning & Visitor Experience, to hear stories about its life over the past 123 years.