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The Frick Fete  

Saturday, June 22, 2024


An unforgettable celebration befitting a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Join us in toasting the success of Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh & New York at the Frick Fête, a glittering, Gilded Age-style soiree set amidst The Frick Pittsburgh's lush garden grounds. Enjoy specialty drinks, delicious desserts, and a night of dancing under the stars.

a woman in a light blue dress holds a picture frame in front of her

Tickets available for purchase:


Dancing & Dessert Under the Stars — $75

  • One complimentary cocktail (and a cash bar) from a selection of four signature event cocktails and mocktails. A beer and wine bar will also be available.
  • Decadent dessert bar, featuring artistic pastry creations by cake designer Alex Robba.
  • Open dance floor scored by live band Keynote.

Buy Tickets FAQs

Questions? Reach out to us at 412-371-0600.

Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh & New York and The Frick Fête 
are made possible by support from our generous sponsors.

Fête Presenting Sponsors

Eden Hall Foundation logo

The Richard C. von Hess Foundation logo

PNC Bank logo

Carole King and Chip Burke

Bob Hernandez and Karen Blumen


Dessert and Dancing Presenting Sponsor

UPMC Health Plan logo


Champion Sponsors

Barbara and David Burstin
Mr. Kirk J. Johnson and Mr. Henry W. Krakovsky Jr.
Mrs. Catherine Loevner
Peoples Gas


Patron Sponsors

Kahren and Michael Arbitman
Nancy L. Barry
Susie and Roy Dorrance
Laura and Chester Fisher
The Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation
Dr. Cheryl and Tom Fogarty
Susan E. Hunter
Judy Horgan and Steve Pavsner
Sara H. Horsman
Mr. Patrick Loughney
Cary and Richard Reed
Schneider Downs
Mr. Brian Wongchaowart


Benefactor Sponsors

#1 Cochran
Weasey and Chip Babst
Vivian and Bill Benter
Ellen Still Brooks
Marilyn and Howard Bruschi
Joan Clark Davis
Beth and Douglas Ellis
Mary Louise Gailliot
Daniel S. Heit
Elizabeth Hurtt and Douglas Branson
Carol S. MacPhail
Ms. Laura N.K. Miller Esq. and Mr. David J. Miller Esq.
Paula Novelli and Pal Lee
Kathleen and Demetrios Patrinos
Dr. Allan S. Philp and Mrs. Amy Philp
Mrs. Alice R. Snyder
Robert S. Taylor, Esq.
Bonnie and Tom VanKirk
Britton Wean
Susan and David Werner
Susanne Wilinson
Karen Yocca


Media Sponsor

next pittsburgh logo

Additional Exhibition Support

BNY Mellon Wealth Management
The Helen Clay Frick Foundation
Smithfield Trust Company

As of April 24, 2024


Additional support is provided by the generosity of The Frick Fête Host Committee members:

Bob Hernandez, Co-Chair
Chip Burke, Co-Chair
David Burstin, Co-Chair
Cary Reed, Co-Chair
Ned Dane, Frick Family Co-Chair
Isabel Trafton, Frick Family Co-Chair

Kahren and Michael Arbitman
Mary Louise and Chester Babst
Nancy and Ron Baime
Wendy and David E. Barensfeld
Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D. and Joseph Zwicker
Nancy L. Barry
Mr. Robert Batterman and Ms. Carolyn McMullen
Vivian and Bill Benter
Sam and Debbie Berkovitz
Mrs. Molly Blasier and Mr. Peter C. Blasier
Roberta and David Brody
Ellen Still Brooks
Mr. Jeffery W. Brown and Mrs. Jessica W. Brown
Marilyn and Howard Bruschi
Kathleen and Raymond Buehler, Jr.
Mr. James B. Burnham and Mrs. Anne Burnham
Bob Butella and Sue Weigold
Dr. Ronald Carstens
Mr. James P. Cassaro
Christina and Rob Cochran
Mrs. Susan Corbett
Verna Corey, Sc.D.
Basil and Jayne Adair Cox
Ms. Jacquelyn Cynkar
Christopher and Deb Davis
Joan Clark Davis
Ms. Margot B. Dermody and Dr. Terence S. Dermody
Lynn and Chip Desmone
Debbie Dick and Art Stroyd
Ms. Jackie Dixon
Susie and Roy Dorrance
John and Lucy Douglas
Gez Ebbert
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Edwards
Douglas and Beth Ellis
Harris and Janet Ferris
The Honorable Nora Fischer and Dr. Donald Fischer
Laura and Chester Fisher
Dawn and Chris Fleischner
Dr. Cheryl A. Fogarty and Mr. Tom Fogarty
Kate Freed and Jack Brice
Mrs. Henry C. Frick II
Mary Louise Gailliot
Eileen and Dan Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Gillespie, Jr.
Ms. Laurie Graham
Kathleen Guinn
Dr. JeanAnne Hattler
Annita and Leon E. Haynes III
Daniel S. Heit and Ashley White
Barbara and Harry Henninger
Dr. Marc Hoffman and Dr. Janis Reed
Sara H. Horsman
Barbara Noble Howard and Chris Howard, DPhil
Susan E. Hunter
Elizabeth Hurtt and Douglas Branson
Mr. H. Vaughn Irwin and Mrs. Eleanor C. Irwin
Ms. Carol Jackson
Mr. Kirk J. Johnson and Mr. Henry W. Krakovsky, Jr.
Nancy Polinsky Johnson
Katie Jones and Nicholas Griswold
Wallis Katz
Ellen and Jack Kessler
Dusty Elias Kirk
Cynthia and Stephen Lackey
Dr. Ronald G. Linaburg and Mrs. Judith Linaburg
Mrs. Catherine Loevner
Patrick Loughney
Karen Loysen and Doug Berryman
Carol S. MacPhail
Rebecca and James Mauch
Ken and Pam McCrory
Ann Muldoon McGuinn
Mr. Martin G. McGuinn and Mrs. Susan McGuinn
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. McKnight
Karen and Richard Miller
Kelly K. Miller and Michael Miller
Ms. Laura N.K. Miller, Esq. and Mr. David Miller
Wendy and Bryant Mitchell
Josephine B. Moore
Pauline F. Mullins
Mr. Pasquale Navarro and Mr. Daryl Hutson
Paula Novelli and Paul Lee
Paul and Alison Oehler
Sandy and Gene O'Sullivan
Demetrios and Kathleen Patrinos
Steve Pavsner and Judy Horgan
Dr. Allan S. Philp and Mrs. Amy Philp
Mrs. Nancy Rackoff and Mr. William H. Rackoff
Pamela and Robert Rak
Kim and Rick Roadarmel
Greta and Arthur Rooney
Clifford and Diane Rowe
Mr. and Mrs. Reid W. Ruttenberg
Millie and Gary Ryan
Martha Frick Symington Sanger
Mr. William L. Scherlis and Mrs. Ann Gibbons
Ms. Esther Schreiber
Bob and Connie Schuetz
Cris and Alex Scott
Marsha Shoop
Ms. J.L.H. Simonds
Brian and Katie Sloan
Mr. W. Keith Smith and Mrs. Barbara G. Smith
Z. Scott and Christie Smith
Mrs. Alice R. Snyder
Maureen Staley
Patricia D. and John A. Staley IV
Carol and David Steinbach
Robert S. Taylor, Esq.
Dr. Sue M. Challinor and Mr. Matthew J. Teplitz
Janie and Harry Thompson
Missy Unkovic
Bonnie and Tom VanKirk
Sybil P. Veeder
Laura Volpe
Mrs. James M. Walton
Nancy D. Washington
Betsy and Charles Watkins
Britton P. Wean
Susie and John Wean
David and Susan Werner
Susanne Wilkinson
Izear Winfrey
Mr. J. Andrew Wolfinger
Mr. Brian Wongchaowart
Karen Yocca

As of April 1, 2024

For more information about sponsorship contact Kathleen McGuire Gaines
at or 412-980-2606

Learn More about sponsorships

The official registration and financial information of Frick Art and Historical Center, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Dessert and Dancing Frequently Asked Questions


What is the The Frick Fête?
The Frick Fête will be a glittering Gilded-Age-style soiree under the stars on the stunning grounds of The Frick Pittsburgh on June 22, 2024. The sprawling event will activate the entire campus with drinks, art, and lively entertainment.

What is the purpose of the event?
To celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh & New York exhibition! This important fundraising event is helping The Frick cover the extensive costs of the exhibition. Your ticket purchase supports free admission days for the community to view the exhibition, $1 entry for EBT card holders, educational programming for all ages, a free-to-all farewell event for the community, and so much more.

What do I get with my dessert and dancing ticket?
Fête Dessert and Dancing tickets cost $75 and include a complimentary cocktail (with additional cash bar available), a dessert buffet, live band, and entertainment. There will be four signature cocktail (and mocktail) bars serving drinks inspired by the art, beer and wine available for purchase and live art.

What time is the event?
The Dessert and Dancing will start at 8pm and end at 10:30pm. Check-in begins at 7:30pm.

What should I wear?
We suggest cocktail attire.

Where do I park?
We are asking that attendees utilize free street parking surrounding the museum. The Frick parking lot will not be open for use.

I heard that there is a dinner portion of the event - how do I get tickets to that?
The dinner has extremely limited availability and there may not be seats currently available. To inquire about current availability, please contact Kathleen McGuire Gaines at

Will you mail me a ticket?
There will not be printed tickets for the event. Your name will be at registration upon arrival to check in.

Will I get to see the Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt exhibition during the event?
No, because of the expected number of guests attending the Fête, the Frick Art Museum is not able to accommodate entry for visitors. We hope that you will come see the exhibition another time by reserving your tickets here.