The Frick Art and Historical Center
The Frick Art and Historical Center is home to the art collection of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of prominent industrialist businessman and art collector Henry Clay Frick. The museum highlights the Frick family, and illustrates what life was like in the 19th century. "The Frick," as its known, is actually a group of museums and historical buildings located on 5.5 acres of land. It includes Clayton, the Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, a greenhouse and a café.
Backstory and Context
The family lived in Pittsburgh until 1905, when Frick moved his family to New York for business. However, they never sold their Pennsylvania home and it remained in the family. Although she lived most of her life in New York, Helen often returned to her childhood home at Clayton, and in 1970 she built The Frick Art Museum at the mansion so that she could share her collected art with the Pittsburgh public. Then, in 1981, Helen moved back to the Clayton permanently until her death in 1984.
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