Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh

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    Frick Art & Historical Center

    by iamjacksgoat Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Frick House is a great way to spend the day if you love art, history, or large, expensive houses. In addition, most of the Center is free.

    The Frick Art Museum has a huge collection of art collected by the family. Most of it is from the 17th and 18th century, but there are also contemporary paintings of industrial nature.
    The Car and Carriage Museum is another extremely interesting exhibit. The Frick family's vehicles, as well as some examples that did not belong to the Frick's, are on display.
    The Greenhouse displays a wide variety of herbs and other plants. These three buildings are all free.

    Tours of the Frick house, Clayton, are from $10 - $12. Clayton is HUGE and beautiful. The amount of work and money that went into this home is amazing. Definitely a must-see!

    Finally, the Cafe. If you are on a budget, this is definitely something you would want to skip. The food is amazing, but extremely expensive.

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  • The Frick Art & Historical Center

    by RblWthACoz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Frick was one of the steel titans that helped build Pittsburgh into what it was in it's greatest days. Whereas the museum in NYC is much greater and more grandiose, this one does have a fairly sizeable exhibit of antique cars (Car & Carriage Museum) that is worth checking out. Beautiful grounds as well throughout the entire Center.

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    The Frick

    by Rabbityama Written Jul 21, 2010

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    The Frick's Clayton House is the former home of Henry Clay Frick, an important figure in both Pittsburgh and American history. During the Industrial Revolution as Pittsburgh began growing into the Steel City, Frick started a business turing coal into coke, which was used by the steel industry. He quickly became very wealthy; a millionaire by age 30! As one might expect, the house is gorgeous!

    Frick was also an avid art collector, and you'll find paintings from his collection in the art museum on the site along with a car and carriage museum, which features automobiles owned by Frick.

    The gift shop was once a playhouse for the children. On the floor they have exposed an area to show that the gift shop is built over the children's bowling alley!

    Both the Art Museum and Car and Carriage Museum are free to enter. Only the Clayton House tour has a fee. Call ahead or ask when you arrive about joining a tour!

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