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Friday, July 18, 2014

Frick's new welcome center opens this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The Frick Art & Historical Center opens its new Orientation Center and Museum Store to the public this weekend, and to celebrate, it's scheduled a whole weekend of activities.

The new Orientation Center
  • Photo courtesy of Frick Art & Historical Center
  • The new Orientation Center
The Orientation Center was constructed as the first phase of a $15 million expansion that began last year and also includes plans for a new Education Center and improved storage facilities.

The building adheres to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards, while incorporating design elements that help it blend into the pre-existing green space and architecture. And all the glass, steel, wood and Pennsylvania sandstone that went into its construction was harvested or manufactured within 500 miles of Pittsburgh.

As always, the Frick is free and open to the public, and this week’s activities include: a talk from local jewelry designer Audra Azoury; children’s activity tables at the Frick Children’s Playhouse; and design talks with the architects behind the new building.

The current exhibit, a collection of Edgar Degas’ private works on paper, remains on display, accompanied by free docent tours and talks with the curator. And visitors are welcome to tour the first two floors of the Clayton, which was the Frick family’s home for 22 years.

The new museum store will also be selling its wares, and Frick members will receive a 15 percent discount and a free gift with any purchase.

Events are held on Sat., July 18, and Sun., July 19, during regular hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Frick is located at 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze. For more details and a full list of activities, click here or call 412-371-0600.

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