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Frick Fine Arts Building

The Frick Fine Arts Building is home to the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Studio Arts. Opened in 1965, the building is a gift of Helen Clay Frick in memory of her father, Pittsburgh industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick.

Modeled after a Roman villa owned by Pope Julius III (1487-1555), Frick Fine Arts houses classrooms, art galleries, an open cloister, and one of the nation’s top fine arts libraries. The building’s treasures include reproductions of 15th-century Florentine Renaissance artworks by Russian artist Nicholas Lochoff. In 1911, Lochoff was commissioned by the Moscow Museum of Fine Arts to travel to Italy and make a series of copies of the finest examples of Renaissance art. Those copies, considered by some to be the finest replicas of the original works, were acquired by Pitt and placed in Frick Fine Arts.

The fountain outside the building was designed by Victor Brenner, the same artist who sculpted the portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the U.S. penny.

650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Upcoming Events

26 Sep

Department of History of Art and Architecture Annual James and Susanne Wilkinson Lecture Dr. Mimi Yiengpruksawan Professor in the History of Art, Yale...

September 26, 2019 4:00 p.m.
02 Oct

Pioneering LGBTQ Studies Scholar Esther Newton, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Kempner Distinguished Research Professor, SUNY Purchase, will read from...

08 Oct

Film Screen and Conversation will be hosted in conjunction with "Materializing Memory: Contemporary Video Art from China." 4:30PM-5:30PM Pre-Event Reception...

October 08, 2019 4:30 p.m.
10 Oct

On Thursday, October 10th at 5pm, the University Art Gallery (UAG) is offering a tour in Spanish of its current exhibition Materializing Memory: Contemporary...

10 Oct

Co-sponsored by University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. This is a 30-minute documentary by...

October 10, 2019 6:00 p.m.

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