Those daughters of our fields seem
then to be transfigured, the reflections
of the heavens giving them the
semblance of being surrounded by Clayton Features: and Henry Clay Frick’s role as one of
a natural halo. The Last Gleanings the premier collectors of his time. On
Thursdays, November 5 and 12 the tour you will see Mr. Frick’s earliest
This is the hour which always 2:00–2:15 p.m documented painting purchases and
moved me most, and which I have Meet at the Clayton porte cochère learn about how his tastes and skill
all my life tried to express. I believe
Formerly owned by Henry Clay Frick as a collector evolved. You will also
“Home” I have never succeeded better than
in your painting.
Awaiting the pleasure of seeing you
and on loan from The Huntington
Library, Art Collection and Botanical
learn about other prominent Pittsburgh
collectors, and how the paintings the
for the again, I beg of you, dear Mr. Frick,
to receive from both Mrs. Breton and
Gardens, Jules-Adolphe Breton’s The
Last Gleanings comes home to Clayton
for a brief time. This short gallery talk
Fricks bought did or did not fit into
the standards of the time.
Until April, this tour will have
Holidays myself the assurance of our best
wishes and the expression of our
explores this painting’s history and its
place in Gilded Age collecting.
the very special addition of The Last
Gleanings by Jules Breton. You won’t
Free and open to the public. want to miss this rare opportunity to
view this work of art.
Beginning this fall, The Last
T he painting was hung in the
dining room at Clayton, where it
is visible in period photographs, and is
Tour of Clayton: Art and
Culture in the Gilded Age
Tour space is limited, so please call
412-371-0600 for information and reser-
vations. We cannot guarantee your space
recorded on the household inventory of Beginning Sunday, January 10, 2010
Gleanings by Jules-Adolphe Breton on a tour without a prior reservation but
1903. After 1903, it is no longer on the Tuesdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
(1827–1906) will once again hang don’t forget that members are always
over the mantel in the dining room at Photograph attributed to Lewis Stephany (1874–1952), Clayton Dining Room, c. 1900. The Last Gleanings Pittsburgh inventory; it was likely moved Beginning in January, we invite you free! Also, please remember that for
Clayton. Thanks to a six-month loan from by Jules-Adolphe Breton hangs over the fireplace. to the Fricks’ rented residence at 640 to join us for a special tour of Clayton the care of our collection, no large
The Huntington Library, Art Collection Fifth Avenue in New York, or perhaps highlighting the many paintings and bags, shopping bags, backpacks, or
and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, By 1895, the art-buying and art- Breton was popular in Pittsburgh as he spent time at their summer home in prints hanging throughout house. This photography is permitted in Clayton.
California, visitors will get a glimpse of the viewing public was well aware of Breton’s was elsewhere in the United States, and Massachusetts. A new frame was purchased tour uses works of art to discuss the
painting as it was installed at the Frick “best manner.” The artist had developed his works were displayed in the Carnegie for $240 on October 23, 1905, and it is culture of collecting in the Gilded Age
home during the years 1895–1903. a reputation for peasant scenes, more Annuals of 1896, 1897 and 1898. Paintings likely that this was to suit the painting
In the summer of 1895, Henry Clay idealized than those of Jean-François Millet by Breton formerly in local 19th-century better in its new location, wherever that
Frick and his family traveled to Europe, (1814–1875), his older contemporary and collections remain in the collections of the might have been.
Jules-Adolphe Breton (French, 1827–1906). The Last Gleanings, 1895. Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 55
where they met a number of artists. Frick, a more famous painter of peasant life. Carnegie Museum of Art and the Duquesne Frick often kept paintings on a trial inches. The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens.
who was beginning what would become Breton’s canvases are, however, imbued Club. Breton’s 1890 autobiography, The basis, or later returned them to Knoedler
an enduring relationship with the dealers with a deep sensitivity to the natural Life of An Artist, was quite popular and for credit toward future purchases.
M. Knoedler and Co., went on a bit of a environment and an appreciation for the Fricks owned a copy of the English Between 1890 and 1905, while Clayton
buying spree. That year 18 of his 25 art atmospheric effects. Millet is famously language edition. was the Frick family’s main residence,
purchases were made through Knoedler. said to have remarked that Breton only In November 1895, Frick received the at least 54 works were exchanged or
His purchases for 1895, in total, added up painted the pretty girls, the ones who left following letter from Breton: returned to dealers for credit as Frick’s
to over $76,000—an indication that his the village to get married. tastes changed or his collecting interests
Dear Mr. Frick, evolved. The Last Gleanings was returned
collecting was becoming more ambitious Breton’s pretty girls were, like those of
and broader in scope. other French academic artists who worked Both Mrs. Breton and myself remember to M. Knoedler and Co. on January 1,
Frick bought The Last Gleanings on with similar subject matter, hugely popular with great pleasure your too short visit 1907 for $25,000 towards the purchase
August 23, 1895. At $14,000, it was the with American collectors right around the at Courrières. of a Rembrandt self-portrait now in The
most expensive painting he had purchased turn of the 20th century. The idealized Frick Collection, New York. Breton had
We often speak of you and congratulate
up to that time. It’s quite likely that Frick agrarian scenes of Breton, Julien Dupré, died in July 1906, and one can speculate
ourselves that my painting, The Last
saw the painting when he visited with William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and others whether the artist’s death had any impact
Gleanings, has become the property of
Breton at his studio in his hometown found welcome spaces on the walls of on Frick’s decision to trade the painting.
an amateur of your merit.
of Courrières in northern France. The American industrialists where their works The Last Gleanings is now traveling to
painting also had been displayed that evoked nostalgia for a rapidly vanishing This painting, one of my favorites, Pittsburgh for at least the third time in its
spring in the Salon of 1895, where rural way of life. Sowing, gleaning and expresses a feeling I have frequently history, since it was also borrowed in 1997
The New York Times noted on April 28 harvesting also have references to biblical felt before the majestic simplicity and to be part of the exhibition Collecting in
that the painting was executed in the themes and can be read as metaphors for beauty of our rustic scenes, when the Gilded Age: Art Patronage in
“master’s best manner.” the condition of humankind in general. bathed in the last rays of the sun. Pittsburgh, 1890–1910.
Icons of American
Friday Features Gallery Talks
From the Director Icons of American
“It was the best of times, Photography: A Century
it was the worst of times…” of Photographs from the
Cleveland Museum of Art
For museums and other arts organizations,
Fridays through December 18
Charles Dickens might well have been
describing Pittsburgh in 2009 rather than The Frick Art Museum
England and France in 1775. Attendance
These short gallery talks offer insight
at the Frick and participation in our
into a variety of subjects and themes
programs are up.
related to the exhibition. Frick
Our cool summer
education and curatorial staff explore
kept our grounds
the work of individual photographers Icons of American Photography:
looking green and
or introduce topics such as a century A Century of Photographs from the Cleveland Museum of Art
beautiful. The world Through January 3, 2010
of portraiture, stylistic trends and
visited Pittsburgh in
documentary images of America’s This exhibition, which opened at The Frick Art Museum in early October, includes 59 images that
September and saw chronicle the evolution of photography. Masters of the medium whose works are on view include
changing social, political and
what a wonderful Mathew Brady, Timothy H. O’Sullivan, William Henry Jackson, Eadweard Muybridge, Clarence H. White,
economic scene. Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Margaret Bourke-
place this is. It has
Free and open to the public. White, James VanDerZee, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Aaron Siskind.
felt like the best
of times. This exhibition is organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art. This exhibition is supported
Film Screening: That’s in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
But, we all know Pediatrics—A Documentary
Bill Bodine, Director
difficulties that lie Complementing Icons of American Photography is Children's Hospital 1951: Photographs
of Children's Hospital of by Esther Bubley, a selection of photographs by Esther Bubley on loan from the Children’s
beneath the surface. Our endowment has Pittsburgh UPMC in 1951 Hospital Foundation and the Esther Bubley Archives. In 1951, Bubley was hired by the
suffered during this recession, and we Wednesdays through December 31 Pittsburgh Photographic Library to live at the hospital and take photographs of the doctors at work over
are trying to serve greater numbers of 3:00 p.m. a period of several weeks. Forty prints from this series were chosen by Edward Steichen to be included in
visitors with fewer resources. The state his groundbreaking 1952 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Diogenes with a Camera.
The Frick Art Museum
went without a final budget for more than This award-winning, 22-minute color Support for the Pittsburgh presentation of Icons of American Photography: A Century of Photographs
100 days. Community resources have from the Cleveland Museum of Art and Children's Hospital 1951: Photographs by Esther Bubley is
film was directed by Barbara McNulty, provided, in part, by The Fine Foundation
been stretched as we all try to maintain M.D., and Kenneth Love, inspired by
services for those in need. the images on view in Children’s Charles L. Weed (American, 1824–1903). Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Trail, c. 1865. Mammoth
As we enter the Season of Giving, albumen print from wet collodion negative, 21 7/8 x 27 15/16 in. The Cleveland Museum of Art.
Hospital 1951: Photographs by John L. Severance Fund 2002.43
I hope that all of our members and Esther Bubley.
friends will once again include the Free and open to the public.
Frick among their long list of deserving Bubley, Jamie Gruzska explores some Productions and Steeplechase Films
recipients. The Frick serves so many in Gallery Evening: of the motives and methods used by and narrated by David Ogden Stiers,
our community—school children, senior Conversations & Cocktails— artists in the creation of work which Ansel Adams interweaves archival
citizens, young people in our community Photographer’s Vision articulates popular culture. Standards- footage, photographic images, the
centers—from every walk of life. We Tuesday, November 10 based activities in the galleries and artist’s own writing, and interviews
are more than a beautiful place. We are 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. lesson plans connected to a variety of with those who knew and studied the
an educational institution that, through The Frick Art Museum curricula will allow teachers to adapt man and his work. 100 minutes. Made
our wide range of programs, provides Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director, workshop techniques for grade level possible by the American Experience,
valuable experiences to our schools and Silver Eye Center for Photography and interest. Boxed lunch included. in association with the Ansel Adams
community service facilities. A gift to Sue Abramson, Associate Professor $12 teacher members; $16 non-members Publishing Trust.
the Frick is a gift to many, and I hope of Photography, Pittsburgh and guests. Advance registration and Free and open to the public.
you will generously answer our call for Filmmakers pre-payment required.
your support. Art at Noon: Esther Bubley—
As our country matured and trans-
The Holiday Season at the Frick is Family Workshop: American Photojournalist
formed in the decades leading into and
a wonderful time of the year. Clayton is Picture This! Wednesday, December 2
through the 20th century, American
festively decorated for the season. The Sunday, November 15 12:00 p.m.
photographers envisioned its progress
Café at the Frick is a quiet and delightful 1:00–4:30 p.m. The Frick Art Museum
and its people, experimenting with
escape from the bustle of the holidays. Ages 7–12 Linda Benedict-Jones, Curator of
new techniques and methods of artistic
The Car and Carriage Museum transports Join us for a photo-rific afternoon. Photography, Carnegie Museum
expression. Experience these visions
us to a simpler time. And, this year, First, explore the works of America’s of Art
from two different perspectives: through
The Frick Art Museum provides the great photographers in our special During the golden age of photojournal-
the eyes of curator Ellen Fleurov and
opportunity to explore the development exhibition and learn all about the ism, Esther Bubley distinguished
artist Sue Abramson. A reception of
of American photography from 1850 to elements of photography. Next, point herself with captivating images of
light hors d’oeuvres and the “Picture
1950. As always, we have something and click your way around our five-acre ordinary people as well as industrial
Perfect” cocktail will precede the
for everyone. site, experimenting with various styles, scenes. Linda Benedict-Jones leads you
Please accept my gratitude for your vantage points, subjects, and moods. on a journey through the career and
$20 members; $25 non-members
attendance, your participation, and your Finally, pick your best shots and work of this exceptional photographer,
and guests. Advance registration and
financial support in these undeniably assemble your selections in a unique whose work spanned the 1940s to
remarkable times. family album. Bring your own digital 1960s.
Act 48 Teacher Workshop: camera or use one of ours. Free and open to the public.
American Photo Album— $8 child members; $10 child non-
How Do Images Define Our members. Free to accompanying adults. Photographer unknown, Esther Bubley, c. 1960.
Courtesy of Jean Bubley.
Understanding of Culture? Advance registration and pre-payment
Saturday, November 14 required.
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum Film at Noon: Ansel Adams
Jamie Gruzska, Special Faculty and Thursday, November 19
College of Fine Arts Photography 12:00 p.m.
Administrator at Carnegie Mellon The Frick Art Museum
University Ansel Adams is considered by many
Using images from the exhibitions, to be a pioneer photographer in style
Icons of American Photography: and technique as well as a passionate
A Century of Photographs from the champion for the environment.
Cleveland Museum of Art and Children’s Written and directed by Ric Burns,
Hospital 1951: Photographs by Esther co-produced by Sierra Club
A NEW DEAL
January 30–April 25, 2010
The exhibition 1934: A New Deal for
Artists provides a view of America in
1934 as seen through the eyes of its
painters. Simultaneously exuberant,
colorful, serious, and diverse, the 55
paintings—drawn from the collection
of the Smithsonian American Art
Museum—provide a composite portrait
of America during the Depression.
In 1934, President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt’s administration created the
Public Works of Art Project, a bold
move demonstrating the necessity
of support for art, artists and the
American spirit during difficult
economic times. The first federal
government program to support the
arts nationally, the Public Works of
Art Program paid artists to embellish
public buildings, and provided them
with a sense of pride and mission in
serving and inspiring their country.
While the program lasted just seven
months, it funded 3,750 artists who
produced 15,600 artworks at a cost Ross Dickinson (American, 1903–1977), Valley Farms, 1934. Oil on canvas, 39 7/8 x 50 1/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The 55 paintings selected for
the exhibition were created by 54 E X H I B I T I O N P R O G R A M S — 1934: A New Deal for Artists
artists—men and women whose
birthplaces spanned the country (and Friday Features Gallery Talks Act 48 Teacher Workshop: the paintings of the exhibition, 1934:
in some cases the globe), and who Fridays, February 5–April 23 Encouraging Creativity with A New Deal for Artists. Learn activities
represent a distinctly diverse vision 2:00 p.m. Informal Learning to encourage self-directed learning with
of America. The artists were given The Frick Art Museum Saturday, February 20 standards-based activities and lesson
little direction, except to depict the In brief gallery talks, Frick education 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. plans. Boxed lunch included.
“American scene” and a sense of and curatorial staff highlight aspects The Frick Art Museum $12 teacher members; $16 non-members
both shared experiences and regional of the exhibition by discussing the The period in our history following the and guests. Advance registration and
particularities permeates their can- artists and administrators of The Public Great Depression presented situations pre-payment required.
vases. Scenes of ice skating, baseball, Works of Art Project of 1934 (PWAP), in which the government and individual
subways, highways, and farms convey the relationship of economics and citizens needed to learn new ways to
a sense of commonality, while specific art and Depression-era narratives, deal with extraordinary circumstances.
landscapes and cityscapes—like the including the building of the This workshop looks at the history and
two canvases by Pittsburgh artist Harry Cathedral of Learning. culture of that era as it is reflected in
W. Scheuch (1906–1978) depicting Free and open to the public.
the construction of the Cathedral of
Learning at the University of Attack Theatre—Some
Pittsburgh—provide glimpses of Assembly Required at
distinct sites that convey a broader the Frick Martin Johnson
sense of shared urban experience. Friday, February 19
Organized by the Smithsonian 7:30 p.m. Meadows with a
American Art Museum to celebrate The Frick Art Museum Fisherman, 1877. Oil
the 75th anniversary of the Public on canvas, 13 5/8 x
This performance is part of Attack
26 1/2 in. The
Works of Art Program, the paintings Theatre’s process/performance series, Newark Museum,
have been selected from their unparal- Assemble This, a two-week artistic jaunt Sophronia Anderson
leled collection of works created as that turns the city—with the help of Bequest Fund,
part of the PWA. 1934: A New Deal for multiple galleries, museums and
Artists is organized and circulated by cultural institutions—into a “wickedly
the Smithsonian American Art Museum entertaining” kinetic canvas. Attack
with support from the William R. Theatre’s critically acclaimed Some
Kenan, Jr. Endowment Fund and the Assembly Required has been performed UPCOMING EXHIBITION
Smithsonian Council for American Art. around the world and engages the Small But Sublime: Intimate Views by Durand,
The C. F. Foundation in Atlanta sup- audience with creation, improvisation Bierstadt and Inness
ports the museum’s traveling exhibition and performance inspired by specific The Frick Art Museum
program, Treasures to Go. works of art. Combining dance, original May 15 – August 15, 2010
live music and visual art, Attack Nearly 20 American artists spanning the Hudson River School to American
CATALOGUE Theatre produces “delicious moments Impressionism are represented in these small-scale paintings from the superb
A fully illustrated, full-color catalogue of intimacy” among the audience, collection of the Newark Museum. Beginning with the Hudson River School in the
co-published by the Smithsonian artists and works of art. More 1820s, landscape served as a vehicle for expressing national identity and pride in
American Art Museum and D Giles information is available at the wonders of the land. Artists such as Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Asher B.
Ltd. in London, features an essay by www.attacktheatre.com. Tickets, Durand (1796–1886) and Jasper Cropsey (1823–1900) were intent on creating
Roger Kennedy, historian and director available at www.proartstickets.org, distinctly American scenes. Later, during the Civil War and in the years following,
emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National are $20 general admission; $15 students this ardent nationalism waned as French landscape painting and the Barbizon
Museum of American History; individ- and seniors; $10 members of all school influenced a younger generation of painters including George Inness
ual entries for each artwork by Ann participating institutions. (1825–1894), John Pope (1820–1881) and Mary Moran (1842–1899). By the
Prentice Wagner and an introduction by 1890s, Impressionism, with its broken brushstrokes and brilliant hues, became the
the museum’s director, Elizabeth Broun. avant-garde style in America. Together, these small but sublime canvases provide
Hardcover: $44.96 members; $49.95 an overview of the approaches to landscape in the second half of the nineteenth
non-members. Softcover: $30 members; century and illustrate shifts in broader social attitudes towards nature and
$34 non-members. American identity. This exhibition is organized by the Newark Museum.
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Holidays at the FRICK
visiting—when gentlemen called on ladies—
have a special significance in this new tour.
Etiquette books from the late 19th century,
archival documents and museum artifacts help
illustrate calling protocol, correct attire, proper
topics of conversation, and appropriate
The focal point of our seasonal display will
be a holiday “kettledrum.” An informal tea for
men as well as women, the kettledrum’s curious
name derives from a number of sources: “drum” is an old-fashioned word for
entertainment and “kettle” connotes tea. The lively chatter at this late-afternoon
gathering reminded participants of the rumble of a kettledrum, or timpani. Beginning
with a tea setting in the parlor, the theme of calling and hospitality will be discussed
throughout the first floor of the house.
A very special addition to Clayton is the loan of The Last Gleanings by Jules-
Adolphe Breton from The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical
Gardens in San Marino, California. This
At Home at Clayton: painting was once in the collection of Henry
Clay Frick, and archival photographs show
Christmas and the Traditions of Calling that it hung above the fireplace in the dining
room, where it will return this holiday season
(see article on page 1). The dining room table
When should a lady first call upon a new and desirable acquaintance? How and setting reflects the subtle golden and pastel
when should one leave a calling card? This year, the holiday tour at Clayton answers hues of this harvest scene while sideboards and tables shimmer with grand serving
these questions as it takes a closer look at the customs of calling and receiving pieces like a cut-glass punch bowl, brass samovar and enameled Russian tea set
visitors during the Gilded Age. Family Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Day from Tiffany.
Holiday Programs for Kids, Adults
Golden Tidings Gallery Talks CarKids: One Horse Open
Holiday Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17
Saturday, December 5
The Frick Art Museum 11:00–11:45 a.m.
Family program, kids ages 4–8 Giovanni di
Tours In these brief gallery talks in The
Frick Art Museum’s Italian Gallery,
discover decorative and mystical early-
Car and Carriage Museum
Check out our real jingle bells and
November 19 – January 3 Renaissance works from Siena, where sleigh, and learn how people made c. 1450. Tempera
Clayton and the site are open on panel, 23 x
artists used gold and precious pigments wintertime fun with sleighs, sleds and 17 1/4 in. Frick
from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. skates one hundred years ago. Make
to embellish their devotional paintings. Art & Historical
Docent-led holiday tours are
Free and open to the public. your own wearable jingle bells. Center,
available with the last tour Pittsburgh
Free program, includes take-home
beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please see
additional date information below. Kick Off the Holidays! activity.
November 27 Sunday, November 22 Family Workshop: Coffee and Culture:
Clayton and the site are open from 1:30–4:00 p.m. Pretty Paper Expressions of Belief
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This is a Clayton, Lexington Education Sunday, December 6 Wednesday, December 9
special tour-at-your-own-pace day, Center 1:00–4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
with the last admission to Clayton Ages 12–adult Ages 6–12, with accompanying adult Lexington Education Center
at 4:30 p.m. Begin your holidays in grand style Lexington Education Center
Beth Braughler, Assistant Curator
with a kettledrum tea that was all the Wrapping paper, gift tags, cards, and of Education
December 9, 11, 16, and 18
rage in Victorian society. Find out about bows—get started on your list (and
The site is open from 10:00 a.m. Artists in late-Middle-Ages Italy
the etiquette of visiting and hosting your holiday fun!) with an afternoon
until 9:00 p.m. The Café is open favored a jewel-toned and gilded
until 9:00 p.m., with the last
these elegant teas. Your afternoon of creativity. Make a cheery selection
decorative style in their depictions of
seating at 7:30 p.m. Clayton is open includes a tour of Clayton dressed for of paper items for your own use or for
figures of the Christian faith. By the
until 8:00 p.m., with the last tour the holidays and a kettledrum tea with gifts. Hot chocolate and cookies make
early 15th century, more naturalistic
beginning at 7:00 p.m. savories and sweets. your time together complete!
styles heralded the beginnings of the
$25 members; $30 non-members and $5 child members; $7 child non-
Renaissance. Join Assistant Curator of
November 26, December 24 guests. Advance registration and pre- members and guests. Free to accompa-
Education Beth Braughler over coffee
and 25 and January 1 payment required. nying adults. Advance registration and
The entire site is closed.
as she explores Helen Clay Frick’s
collection of 14th- and 15th-century
$8 members; $10 non-members
At this festive
Clayton tours fill time of the year,
quickly during the indulge in culinary works of
holidays and art, choice wines, attentive
advance reservations service, and The Café’s
The Café’s creative and masterful approach to food
recommended. includes a philosophy of culinary excellence and a
Please call dedication to preparing its entire menu from scratch
in our kitchen on the historic Frick grounds.The
412-371-0600. Café’s distinctive menu changes often and includes:
• a choice of fresh seasonal soups
• refreshing gourmet salads
• creative sandwiches
• exciting entrées
• vegetarian dishes
• a Sunday brunch special
• delectable and award-winning desserts
• classic cocktails, martinis, craft beer, and an
expanded premium wine list
• tea service offering a wide variety of tea
The kitchen setting anchors discussion of the house-
sandwiches, scones and pastries
hold staff’s holiday duties and their opportunities to call
and visit at this festive time. In the breakfast room, a
The Café is open until 9:00 p.m. on
fanciful chocolate party for children mimics the adult selected dates in December.
goings-on, while upstairs, Christmas in the nursery and Celebrate the holidays on December 9, 11, 16, and
toys in the sitting room give a glimpse of family life. 18 when The Café serves from a special menu from
Also displayed are Mrs. Frick’s lovely visiting jacket, or 11:30 a.m.– 9:00 p.m. Last seating on those dates is
visite, and one of her ruffled and beribboned tea gowns. at 7:30 p.m.
Stories of past Pittsburgh holiday celebrations,
fragrant hearth plants and the traditional Clayton In addition to the holiday dinners listed above,
Christmas tree—decked with the following special dinners are also planned at
ornaments created by students The Café. Please call 412-371-0600 now to make
participating in our afterschool your reservations.
community programs—are all part
Craft Beer Dinner
of this holiday tour.
Thursday, November 19
One seating at 7:00 p.m.
A gourmet, four-course Café tasting menu will be
paired with the award-winning beers from Great Lakes
Brewery, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Cost: $65 per
person includes taxes and gratuity. Reservations and
and Families pre-payment are required.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
One seating at 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Greens Workshop: Holiday Workshop for Families:
Enjoy selected wines and a gourmet,
Della Robbia Centerpiece Build Your Own Gingerbread
four-course menu. Cost: $90 per
Saturday, December 12 House
person includes taxes and gratuity.
1:00–4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13
Lexington Education Center Reservations and pre-payment are
Ages 6–12, with accompanying adult required.
Renaissance artist Luca della Robbia, noted for his
terracotta roundels, created sculptures adorned with Lexington Education Center
garlands of fruit. Gaining inspiration from holiday Sip some hot chocolate and make family
Saturday, February 13 and
decorations in Clayton, learn to design a one-of-a- memories as you create a gingerbread “cottage”
Sunday, 14, 2010
kind table centerpiece of lush, fresh fruits and from cookies, icing and festive confections.
One seating at 7:00 p.m. each evening
fragrant holiday greens in the spirit of Florence A tour of Clayton’s holiday trimming is
Treat that special someone to dinner at The Café.
during the Renaissance. included in this special family workshop.
Choose items from our gourmet menu and wines
$35 members; $40 non-members and guests. $12 child members; $16 child nonmembers
from our extensive list. Cost: $45 per person (does not
Advance registration and pre-payment required. and guests. Free to accompanying adult.
include taxes and gratuity) Optional wine pairing is
Space is limited; this program fills quickly. Advance registration and pre-payment required.
$25 per person. Reservations and pre-payment are
Space is limited; this program fills quickly.
A Cool Yule: Family Fun Day
Saturday, December 12 Regular Hours: Tuesday – Sunday
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tea Service available daily after 2:30 p.m.
Join us for our annual family celebration of the
One of the many benefits of membership at the Frick
season. Families with kids of all ages will enjoy
Art & Historical Center is the opportunity to make
stories, interactive tours and holiday art-making.
reservations at The Café. Non-members may also call
Take away not only a hand-made ornament and
for reservations as available. Call 412-371-0600. All
family photo in a frame you create, but also
guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
memories of a few fun hours spent together.
Free, drop-in program.
Clayton tours are free on December 12 for kids 16
and under; reservations are suggested since spaces
OF INTEREST 1. 2. 3.
ArtKids: About Face
Saturday, November 7
E V E N T S AT T H E F R I C K
Among the many benefits of supporting the Frick are opportunities to preview new exhibitions before they
Family program, kids ages 4–8
open to the public and attend members-only events. On July 10, 250 members attended the opening of
The Frick Art Museum
The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery, London at a reception
Join us in a lively tour discovering the held in The Frick Art Museum.
fabulous faces gracing our galleries in
The Frick Art Museum. Show off your Pictured are: 1. Susan Limoncelli, Frick Director of Curatorial Affairs Sarah Hall and Jay Milligan
own face with a creative self-portrait. 2. David Regel and Levi Zimmerman 3. Marilyn and Stephen Coleman, Mimi and Enis Koral
Free program, includes take-home
History on Sunday Lecture: demands for equal access to jobs, hous- to Clayton, learning about Valentine’s
Reflections on Race and ing and a variety of human services.
ArtKids: I n Art
Saturday, February 6 Day traditions and making one-of-a-
Residence in Pittsburgh Learn how this postwar movement for 11:00–11:45 a.m. kind, bejeweled and beribboned
Sunday, November 8 social change gained increasing focus Family program, kids ages 4–8 valentines to take home. Program
1:30 p.m. in the rise of the modern civil rights The Frick Art Museum includes an informal tour of Clayton,
The Frick Art Museum auditorium
movement, with substantial parallels as February is all about love! Come look art activity and tea and dessert in
Joe W. Trotter, Giant Eagle well as differences with other cities of the Lexington Education Center.
for examples of loving friends and
Professor of History and Social the industrial Northeast and Midwest. $20 members; $25 non-members
Justice, Carnegie Mellon University family in the paintings and tapestries
$8 members, teachers and students; of The Frick Art Museum. Create a and guests. Advance registration and
Pittsburgh entered a period of dramatic $10 non-members and guests. pre-payment required.
special valentine for someone you love.
economic and population decline dur-
Free program, includes take-home
ing the years after World War II. The Frick Kids: Start It Right activity
city lost jobs and people to the suburbs, Saturday, January 2
to the South, and to overseas expansion 11:00–11:45 a.m.
Special Adult-Child Would you like to know what’s
of manufacturing production. While Family program, kids ages 4–8
Valentine Tea: Tea for Two happening at the Frick each month?
Pittsburgh’s black population increased Meet in The Frick Art Museum
Sunday, February 7 Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter,
and gained a larger share of the city’s Start your year right with a museum 1:00–4:00 p.m. which provides up-to-date information on
total, African-Americans confronted visit! Use what you see here at the Ages 7–12, with accompanying adult exhibitions, tours, educational programs,
the persistence of racially biased Frick as inspiration to create a special Clayton, Lexington Education special events, and more.
employment and housing policies and calendar for your family. Center Visit TheFrickPittsburgh.org and
structural limits on their socioeconomic Free program, includes take-home Kids and the special adults in their click on the e-newsletter link.
mobility. Black residents responded to activity. lives are invited to celebrate
these constraints by intensifying their Valentine’s Day by paying a social call
GENERAL INFORMATION: Working All Year Long
Regular Site Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Each year, hundreds of donors to the
Holiday Hours and Tours: See page 4 for information about extended hours Frick’s Annual Fund help us bring the
in December and holiday closings. art, culture and history of late-19th-
Admission and Reservations: and early-20th-century Pittsburgh to
The Frick Art Museum: Docent-led tours of temporary exhibitions are conducted thousands of school children through
on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and are free. Groups of informative and enriching educational
five or more are requested to schedule a private tour at an alternate time. Group programming. For example, our free,
and permanent collection tours cost $7 per person, and reservations must be interactive Saturday Family Programs
made one to two weeks in advance. Call 412-371-0600. encourage families with children
Clayton: Admission is free for members of the Frick Art & Historical Center. ages 4 to 8 to explore together every
Non-member admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors, students and the military; fascinating facet of the museum, and
$6 children 16 and under. Tours fill quickly and reservations are strongly our Growing Up at Clayton school
recommended. program takes students on a hands-on
The Café: Tuesday – Sunday, Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tea service adventure that introduces them to
available daily after 2:30 p.m. Members may make advance reservations by stereoscopes, button shoes and
calling 412-371-0600. Non-members may call for same-day reservations, as horse-drawn carriages.
available. All guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Your Annual Fund gift makes
Car and Carriage Museum: Admission is free. possible our highly-regarded exhibi-
tions, including the current exhibition Icons of American Photography, and,
Parking: Free parking is available in the museum’s private lot just off
opening in January, 1934: A New Deal for Artists, an exhibition organized by the
Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Public Transportation: PAT Transit buses 67A, C, E, F, and 71C provide Annual Fund gifts help to underwrite curatorial research and make exciting
service from downtown Pittsburgh. and unique new tours possible, including our current tour of Clayton, Art &
Accessibility: The Frick Art Museum, Car and Carriage Museum, The Café, Culture in the Gilded Age, which highlights the many paintings and prints hanging
Museum Shop, Lexington Education Center, estate grounds, and the first floor throughout the house and explores Henry Clay Frick’s role as one of the premier
of Clayton are accessible. collectors of his time.
Reservations for tours, events and The Café may be made by When you contribute to the Annual Fund, you have the satisfaction of knowing
calling 412-371-0600, Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. that you’re not only supporting one of Pittsburgh’s great art and history museums,
(TTY# 412-371-5483 for the hearing-impaired). you’re helping to preserve for a new generation an important part of our history
For Kids’, Family and Teacher Programs, call 412-205-2022, and culture.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We hope you’ll consider contributing to this year’s Annual Fund. We’ll be
sending you a reminder, but there’s no need to wait. You can make your gift now
The Frick Art & Historical Center receives support from its generous in one of the following ways:
members and donors as well as the Allegheny Regional Asset District
and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. • Go to TheFrickPittsburgh.org and click the Support option for ways to give.
The Frick Art & Historical Center’s Education Programs are made possible, in part, through
Your gift will go to work immediately!
generous grants from the Alcoa Foundation and The Grable Foundation. • Return the enclosed postage-paid envelope with a check or credit card gift.
• Call our Membership office at 412-371-0600, ext. 572 to make a credit card gift.
Visit us on the Web at TheFrickPittsburgh.org
• Make a gift of stock by calling Marcia Bisland at 412-371-0600, ext. 538.
Community Partner Spotlight:
Corporate Partner Spotlight
Homewood-Brushton YWCA First National Bank and the Frick
The Frick presents an ongoing schedule of programs for children throughout the Work to Educate Youngsters
year. It’s always enjoyable when we have the opportunity to collaborate with a
With a 224-branch portfolio, First National Bank touches hundreds of
community partner. To introduce this Community Partner Spotlight, a new feature of
neighborhoods across the region. Vincent J. Delie, president of First
our newsletter, we are pleased to spotlight our partnership through which we provide
National Bank and chief revenue officer for F.N.B. Corporation, is extremely
free educational programming to children at the Homewood-Brushton YWCA.
dedicated to making an impact on the Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio
Since 2003, we have partnered with the Homewood-Brushton YWCA in
communities served by the bank.
presenting our Community Day Camp, an annual, month-long program that’s among
Delie realized the great impact the Frick has on the community
our most popular offerings. Children ages 5–12 who are members of the YWCA
through his wife, Donna Delie, who has utilized the Frick’s educational
come to the Frick to explore our arts, cultural and historical offerings, and to
programming in her role as an educator with the North Allegheny School
participate in activities that enable them to express their creativity—all at no
District. Mrs. Delie also serves on the board of trustees for the Frick Art
cost. This summer, they visited the Frick four times, participating in such activities
& Historical Center.
as designing eco-friendly art projects in the museum’s orchard, taking part in a
“There’s no doubt about it, the educational programs offered at
clue and compass-based scavenger hunt, and painting landscapes inspired by a
recent exhibition. the Frick touch the lives of children who live right here in our local
We have also been working closely with the YWCA since 2006 to present a communities,” noted Delie. “We hold the notion of supporting the
free, ongoing afterschool program. Members of the Frick’s education staff currently people and areas we serve as a very high priority.”
visit the YWCA twice a month to teach art and once each week to teach music to Back in 1864, the founders of First National Bank got their start by
YWCA members ages 5–12. In turn, the students will visit the Frick for programs serving the financial needs of local businesses and families. Generations
in December and May. Through a recently added music component, participants are later, the bank remains exclusively committed to the growth and vitality
learning to play the recorder, write original music and create handmade instruments. of Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio’s communities.
“We develop learning activities that engage the students,” says Susan Bails, “By helping local families and companies build strong foundations, and
Assistant Curator of Education for community programs at the Frick. “In addition by teaching children about our local history, we have kept our communities
to teaching them about history and the arts, we want to help them increase their strong and vibrant,” said Delie. “Investing in the upcoming generation is of
self-confidence and improve their communication skills. By providing them with the utmost importance. By teaching our children about local history, we are
exposure to a cultural institution that’s right in their neighborhood, they are able to instilling pride and awareness in our future leaders.”
develop a comfort level with the museum environment and establish a framework A Penn State graduate, Delie spent most of his banking career in
for life-long learning.” the greater Pittsburgh area before assuming the presidency at FNB. He is
Bails says that a combination of a well-prepared staff, high teacher-to-child active in the community and is chairman of FNB’s Community Reinvestment
ratio, creative programming, and building trust through consistency and continuity Act Committee.
help the teachers address the students’ needs and meet their objectives. Stacy We’re proud to have Vince Delie and First National Bank as
DelleDonne, group leader for the Homewood-Brushton YWCA’s school-age program, supporters. If you’d like to join them or learn more about becoming
is pleased with the outcomes. “The Frick’s education staff is fabulous in how they a Corporate Partner, please contact Susan Neszpaul at 412-371-0600,
work with the kids,” she says. “And, it is wonderful to see their knowledge of the extension 556 or by email at sneszpaul@TheFrickPittsburgh.org.
Frick family, and history in general, continue to build.” You can also visit TheFrickPittsburgh.org.
Free educational programs like these for area students are made possible
through the generosity of Frick members and donors and contributions to the Annual
Fund. Visit TheFrickPittsburgh.org for more information about providing support for
our educational programs.
Holiday Memberships are a Great Gift Idea!
A gift membership, packaged for the holidays, provides an entire year of art, culture and fun for a friend or
family member. For only $60 ($80 for Dual/Household membership) you can give:
• a 2009 Frick collectible holiday ornament crafted in the likeness of a 1909 Stanley Steamer,
• a $20 gift certificate to The Cafe at the Frick and
• a Frick membership, which includes unlimited free docent-led tours and visits to Clayton, The Frick Art Museum
and the Car and Carriage Museum as well as a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases, a subscription to our
Members’ newsletter and more!
Stop by the Museum Shop today for this savings of over $20. Or, call 412-371-0600, ext. 572 and, for an extra
$2 shipping fee, we will mail this package directly to your home or gift recipient!
Affairs to Remember
Weddings at the Frick
The ingredients for a perfect wedding...
• a location as distinctive as the couple-to-be
• memories that will last a lifetime
27 teams participate in H. C. Frick Road Rally
• unparalleled attention to detail
The 3rd Annual H. C. Frick Horseless Carriage Road Rally was a great success,
The Frick Art & Historical Center offers all this and more.
with 27 teams competing on the scenic 140-mile course from Oglebay Resort in
Whether you host an intimate dinner in The Frick Art Museum or
a grand affair with music and dancing on the lawn, the Frick Wheeling to the Frick’s Car and Carriage Museum. The weather couldn’t have been
offers a unique and beautiful ambiance, individualized event assistance, better and participants enjoyed great camaraderie, diverse landscapes along the
world-class caterers, and a host of options to create a signature route and a reception and awards ceremony at the Frick.
event. . . from private photography sessions on the grounds In first place overall and first place in the Timed Novice class were Dale
and in the Car and Carriage Museum, to tours of Clayton and and Abbi Rabeneck of Coraopolis. Bill Swartz and his daughter, Barbara, of
The Frick Art Museum, to shopping in the Pittsburgh won the Timed Experienced class. Two teams, Bruce and Carol Gezon
Museum Shop or strolling through the Greenhouse. of Murrysville and Brian and Kristin Strohmeier of Pittsburgh, tied for first place
in the Games class. Cars included a 1936 Rolls Royce, 1955 DeSoto, quite a few
The Frick Art & Historical Center...
Booking now for spring and summer weddings, corporate affairs late model sports cars, and even a hybrid Chevy Tahoe!
or any important event or celebration. Most of the competitors would agree that there’s no more enjoyable way to
spend a late summer Sunday, so mark your calendar now for next year’s event
Call Gini Calabrese today at 412-371-0600, ext. 658, on September 12, 2010.
to discuss the possibilities.
Nov. 2009 – Feb. 2010
Frick Art & Historical Center
Cover: The Clayton staircase decorated for the holiday season.
The Museum Shop
Frick Art & Historical Center Mission Statement
The Frick Art & Historical Center, a museum, historic site and cultural center, serves the public through
Adorn yourself in elegance
preservation, presentation and interpretation of the fine and decorative arts and historically significant artifacts and style.
for all residents of and visitors to Western Pennsylvania. This beautiful red scarf with
pomegranate motif is inspired by the
flocked velvet wall covering of the
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at the Frick Art & Historical Center
Clayton parlor. Exclusive to
Icons of American Photography: A Century of Photographs from the Cleveland Museum of Art the Frick. This signature
and Children’s Hospital 1951: Photographs by Esther Bubley
accessory of heirloom
Through January 3, 2010
stature is both tasteful
1934: A New Deal for Artists
January 30 – April 25, 2010
Small But Sublime: Intimate Views by Durand, Bierstadt and Inness Members $36.00
May 15 – August 15, 2010 Non-members $40.00
Visit us on the Web at TheFrickPittsburgh.org
The Celtic interlace pattern decorating this tote,
pouch and umbrella has been adapted from the ornamental
plaster of the Clayton breakfast room ceiling. The black
microfiber tote is roomy enough to accommodate files or a
U. S. Postage
laptop; the pouch will house necessities for an evening out.
The automatic open/close travel umbrella fits perfectly in
P A I D
the tote. These Frick exclusives make unique gifts for
FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER Pittsburgh, PA
7227 R e ynolds Street . Pittsburgh, PA . 15208-2923 anyone who travels.
4 . Permit No. 2261
Tote: Members $31.50
Pouch: Members $13.50