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The Frick Societies

Be a part of an exclusive group that influences the future of the Frick, and help to maintain it as a cultural institution of the highest caliber for future generations!

Combined annual giving of $1,000 or more will entitle you to become a member of this leadership group as well as provide vital ongoing philanthropic support for exhibitions, programming and the care and growth of the Frick’s diverse collections. 
See below for a full list of the benefits associated with supporting the museum as a member of this exclusive group.  For more information, contact Susan Neszpaul, director of advancement & engagement at 412-342-4079 or


Frick Societies members enjoy all the benefits of membership, plus much more!

  • Free admission for four guests every time you visit Clayton and touring exhibitions

  • NEW! Free admission to Exhibition Spotlight programs, including featured lectures or special programs with each touring exhibition

  • Free admission to more than 1,000 museums in North America including The Frick Collection, New York

  • Exclusive invitation to the Frick’s Holiday Party and more.


The Frick Societies

1882 is the year Henry Clay Frick purchased the Italianate-style home we know today as Clayton, the cornerstone of the Frick’s collections. Members of the 1882 Society are, likewise, cornerstones of the vital philanthropic support necessary to advance the museum’s mission. In appreciation, the Frick offers members of the 1882 Society opportunities to gain special access to the museum, including behind-the-scenes experiences, Director’s talks, receptions with visiting experts and other exclusive programs.  Additional benefits include: 

  • NEW! See touring exhibitions before anyone else in Pittsburgh!  Frick Societies members receive invitations to a special opening preview reception before each touring exhibition opens to the public!
  • Invitations to Frick Societies programs—private, behind-the-scenes opportunities to experience the museum with like-minded individuals
  • NEW! Donor listing at The Frick Art Museum 
  • 15% discount in the Museum Store
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The Rubens Society is named after the renowned seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, whose Portrait of Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé (ca.1610) is one of the most admired works in the Frick’s collection. Benefits at this level include all the benefits of the 1882 Society, plus: 

  • NEW! Director’s Concierge Service – a dedicated phone line to make reservations, inquiries or other museum bookings
  • NEW! Director’s Reception – an exclusive and private opportunity to experience museum collections with Executive Director Robin Nicholson  
  • NEW! Free admission to all programs (some material fees and exceptions apply)
  • Complimentary exhibition catalog
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Named for the enduring history of the Frick family’s Gilded Age home, the Clayton Society is composed of individuals committed to the sustainability and future of The Frick Pittsburgh.  Recognized by Architectural Digest as “a triumph of restoration,” Clayton is a stunning late-nineteenth-century mansion, and the only surviving example of a home on Pittsburgh’s lost “Millionaire’s Row.” Benefits at this level include all the benefits of the Rubens Society, plus:

  • NEW! Reserved Parking (Please call Director’s Concierge Service one day in advance to guarantee available space)
  • NEW! Complimentary invitations for two members to the annual Collectors Dinner
  • Unlimited site and exhibition tours with Curator or Executive Director. Contact the Director’s Concierge Service to make arrangements for a personalized tour for up to eight people! 
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The Helen Clay Frick Society honors the legacy of the Frick’s founder and benefactress. Members enjoy the distinction of being part of an exclusive group to support the Frick’s mission of continuing her legacy. Benefits at this level include all the benefits of the Clayton Society, plus:

  • NEW! Ability to gift an education program to an organization of your choice (transportation not provided, can be a school, community group, senior citizen organization, etc.)
  • NEW! Complimentary Invitations for two members and two guests to the annual Collectors Dinner
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The Frick Societies were created to recognize your exceptional support of this mission and we strive to offer you, as cherished supporters, the best of the “best;” exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, invitations to meet acclaimed curators, scholars, and museum directors, special entertainment and engagement opportunities.  If you are already a member of The Frick Societies, register by clicking on each program and logging into your member account or by contacting Kathi Connelly by email or at 412-342-4069. 

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