Frick Art & Historical Center

September 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where can you try out Victorian hoop rolling and pose for Edgar Degas? Summer may be winding down but that’s no reason to cut back on your outdoor recreational activities. Back-to-school season is the perfect time to stay active, and one local museum is making sure you can find a way to combine wellness with creativity.

Joining forces with UPMC Health Plan, The Frick Art & Historical Center invites families to enjoy one last, energetic hurrah during a free summer Saturday packed with physical and cultural activities offered throughout the Point Breeze museum’s 5.5 acres of tree-shaded grounds and world class galleries. Set for Saturday, September 13th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Let’s Move Family Fun Day at the Frick brought to you by UPMC Health Plan provides visitors of all ages with inspiring opportunities to charge into fall during a day of fun lawn games, art exploration and more.

What games, pastimes and physical feats did kids enjoy during Victorian times? Test your skills at badminton, croquet,  ring toss, hoop rolling and sack races, and discover how these seemingly antiquated traditions can keep you active, social and coordinated.

Pretend you are posing for the world-renowned French artist Edgar Degas, as you don fun costumes, pick up playful props and pose in a special photo booth (open from noon to 3 p.m.). Next, explore artist’s work by touring Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, on view in The Frick Art Museum through October 5th.

Pick up a free copy of Pet Tales at the Frick, the center’s new guide to active learning and fun, and discover the many furry friends that once lived at Clayton as pets of the Frick family. When you’re ready for a slower pace and a dose of local history, tour Clayton–the historic home of the Henry Clay Frick family–at your own pace.

The Family Fun Day is part of Let’s Move, an initiative developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles for children. The Frick Art & Historical Center is one of nearly 600 museums and public gardens across the country offering special programs as part of the effort.

The event is free and open to the public. Advance reservation is not required.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...