STEAM learning bridges art and history through our multiple collections on one location in Pittsburgh’s East End, including The Frick Art Museum with a permanent collection of primarily early Renaissance painting and eighteenth-century French painting and decorative art, as well as several temporary exhibitions each year; Car and Carriage Museum with dozens of carriages and vintage automobiles, including many pre-World War I vehicles; Clayton, the house museum which has been restored to represent the daily life of the Frick family at around 1900; a working greenhouse; and five acres of gardens and lawns.
The Frick offers a variety of informal learning opportunities including multi-disciplinary, PA academic standards-based school programs for K-12 students; family fun days; community programs for underserved populations; summer camps; scout programs; and professional development (including Act 48) opportunities for educators.
All programs are interactive and hands-on, promoting creativity, imagination, careful observation and critical thinking. We help participants build connections and personal meaning through our collections of art and objects, whether, for example, identifying and measuring trees for the Learning Tree primary program; creating self-portraits and writing reflective poetry for a cross-curricular high school class; using compasses and solving riddles for family letterboxing; or “working” on a mock assembly line and reverse engineering antique household objects with middle school students. We offer outreach activities and presentations, public tours of Clayton and The Frick Art Museum, and a full slate of adult programs including lectures, workshops, gallery talks, films, and field trips.