School Programs at the Frick
- For on-site school programs, the Frick will defer to each school’s masking policy for their students. KN95 masks are available on-site by request.
- In order to make social distancing easier, programs will be limited to 35 students or less, plus chaperones.
- For art projects, all students will be provided with their own set of clean art supplies.
- All school programs will be a maximum of two hours long.
- Indoor lunch space is not available at this time.
- All Frick staff are fully vaccinated and boosted.
- On-site school programs will not take place if the CDC categorizes the COVID-19 transmission level in Allegheny County as substantial or high. If a substantial or high transmission level prevents a school program from taking place, we will do our best to reschedule. Information about transmission levels in Allegheny County can be found here.
To request an on-site program for your students, please email Education@thefrickpittsburgh.org. Please note that space is limited and we recommend that you contact us at least on month prior to your preferred date. In your email, please include your preferred date, your students’ grade level, and which museum(s) you are interested in visiting, and information on how your visit would tie into your classroom teaching.
Digital Learning with the Frick
- Your name and contact information, including email and phone number
- Name of the school
- Grade level of students
- The subject matter you are interested in (i.e. art, history, etc)
Grade Level Experiences
Kids in Clayton or The Frick Art Museum? Not a problem! Younger students can enjoy a multidisciplinary morning designed just for them. Lively interaction is the norm as students delve into the world of artists and their creations, compare and contrast modern childhood with that of Victorian boys and girls and imagine what travel would be like in the days of horse-drawn carriages and rickety Model Ts. Games, rhymes, and hands-on projects make these visits to The Frick Art Museum, Clayton, and the Car and Carriage Museum memorable experiences for your students.
As students look closely at sculpture or handle century-old household objects, learn the personal histories of chambermaids and countesses and even use math skills to solve perspective or convert nineteenth-century value into modern dollars, they can apply concepts learned in the classroom with a new context at the Frick. Our programs communicate wide-ranging experiences, stories and emotions that make sense to today’s students.
Students explore a wide range of cultures and times at the Frick, including European history and Gilded Age America. Themes of labor, aesthetics, economics, industrialization and human struggle can all be addressed in our inquiry-based tours and workshops. Whether you are looking to help your students understand the formal properties of art or the impact of automobile design on society, we can help you find the right program to enhance your curriculum.
Enjoy special discounts
Did you know there’s a category of membership just for teachers and administrators? You can enjoy all the regular benefits of membership at the individual level, receive free admission for two to all lectures and discounts on Act 48 programs.