Heat Advisory
Due to the extreme heat, temperatures inside Clayton are currently very warm and the temperature fluctuates in each room. Please plan accordingly when considering your visit.
Parking Lot Closure
Our parking lot will be closed from Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23 due to an event. Free parking is available along Reynolds St. and Homewood Ave.
Site Closed Early
The Frick will close at 4:30 p.m. for a private event on Saturday, June 22. The Café at the Frick will close at 1:00 p.m.


Elizabeth Barker, Ph.D., Executive Director

Executive Director Elizabeth Barker is responsible for all Frick operations. A specialist in British art, she held curatorial roles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and Yale Center for British Art before her passionate commitment to ensuring the broadest possible access to cultural resources spurred her move to museum leadership. Before coming to Pittsburgh in 2019, Elizabeth directed Colgate University’s Picker Art Gallery, Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, and the Boston Athenaeum. A graduate of Yale College, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.
Barry Adams joined the Frick in June of 2019 as Manager of Human Resources and was made Director in April 2021. He earned his B.S. in Human Resources from Point Park University and has over 25 years of HR experience. Most recently, he retired from the Allegheny County Port Authority where he was Chief Human Resources Officer. His work history includes Westinghouse Electric Corp., Equitable Resources (now EQT), and Schwan’s Home Service.
Dawn joined the Frick as Associate Curator of Decorative Arts in 2015. In her current role, she oversees the care, exhibition, and interpretation of the Frick’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. She has played an instrumental role in continuing the Frick’s programming with contemporary artists, including an artist-in-residency with celebrated citizen-artist Vanessa German. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Dawn earned her M.A. in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.
As Director of Marketing and Communications since November 2022, Kristin brings fresh, strategic thinking to bear on all aspects of the museum’s marketing and communications, ensuring that the Frick’s website, social media accounts, print materials, advertisements, and campus wayfinding reflect its inclusive goals. Kristin comes to the Frick from Carnegie Mellon University, where she has served since 2018, most recently, as Associate Marketing Director at the Tepper School of Business. Prior to joining the Tepper School of Business, she served as the Director of Digital Marketing & Engagement at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Lisa Gehring joined the Frick staff in October 2019 as Director of Finance. In this role, she oversees the museum’s $5M operating budget and manages various aspects of the $70M endowment. Lisa brings over 15 years of not-for-profit accounting experience, most recently as the Senior Director of Finance at Manchester Bidwell Corporation. She is a licensed CPA, with a B.S. in Accounting from Grove City College.
Amanda, who joined the Frick as Curatorial Associate in 2004, was named Director of Education in 2013. In her current role, she manages the development and implementation of a wide and diverse range of both on-site and off-site education programs, thematic Clayton tours, and more. She also led the technology initiative through which educational interactives were developed for the Frick’s Visitor Center, which opened in 2014. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a certificate in elementary education from Allegheny College, and a Master’s degree in Public History from Duquesne University.
Rob joined the Frick as Director of Operations in October 2022 and manages the museum's maintenance, grounds, and housekeeping teams. Additionally, Rob guides all capital projects across our historic 10-acre, 10-building site. He came to the Frick from Kennywood Park, the National Historic Landmark traditional amusement park founded in 1898, where he has served for 32 years, most recently as Assistant General Manager and Director of Maintenance and Construction. With broad-ranging experience in mentoring effective teams, managing multi-million-dollar capital projects and improvements, and implementing safety initiatives, Rob pairs operations expertise with deep commitment to diplomatic, quality visitor service.
Beginning in 2001, Beth served as the Frick’s Museum Store Manager and held that position for nearly a decade before accepting the position of Director of Visitor Services and Museums Stores at the Senator John Heinz History Center in 2011. In her six years at the History Center, she oversaw the daily operations of the café, admissions, and visitor services staff.  Beth returned to the Frick in late 2017 as Director of Visitor Services and Enterprise. She oversees The Café, Museum Store, admissions, and the rental event program. In her leadership role at the Frick she works with other departments and frontline staff to create and ensure an outstanding experience for all visitors. Beth earned a B.S. Degree in Retail Marketing & Management at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.