Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces 2011
Frick Art & Historical Center
- Employees in region:
- Hospitality, Entertainment, Recreation, & Travel
- HQ location:
- Pittsburgh, PA
The Frick Art & Historical Center is a museum of the Gilded Age located on over five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in Pittsburgh's East End. Comprising several historic buildings that house its multiple collections, the museum is the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America's greatest industrialists and art collectors. Committed to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of fine and decorative arts and historically significant artifacts, the Frick is one of Pittsburgh’s most important cultural and educational assets.
The Frick Art Museum houses a collection of Italian Renaissance and 18th-century European art. Special exhibitions are presented on a regular basis, many of which are organized by the Frick’s curatorial staff. Clayton, the restored Frick family home, opened to the public as a fully restored historic house museum in 1990. Over 90% of Clayton’s furnishings are original, and a dynamic schedule of public tours of the home is offered year-round. The Car and Carriage Museum displays vintage automobiles and carriages, presents exhibitions on transportation design, and educates visitors about western Pennsylvania’s role in automotive history. In addition to preserving and presenting its vast collections, the Frick offers programs that interpret them. A dynamic schedule of public programs illuminating the era during which Pittsburgh became one of the nation’s most important cities is offered. The Frick’s educational programs serve over 14,000 individuals annually, and 125,000 people visit the museum each year.
“I really feel like I have the best restaurant management job in the country.”
“Positive feedback from guests and visitors, recognition for a job well done by the community, and a great sense of contributing to the Arts in Pittsburgh.”
“Working at The Frick gives me great pride and I feel an integral part of the community.”