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Join us at The Frick Pittsburgh for nibbles, a glass of wine (donated) and listen to Robin Nicholson, Executive Director of The Frick, discuss Helen Clay Frick's volunteer and humanitarian work in Europe during World War I, including with the Red Cross Unit she created to assist both soldiers on the Western Front and Belgian civilian refugees in France, and her post-war philanthropic efforts on behalf of wounded soldiers and to preserve a record of the arts and cultural treasures endangered in wartime.
This will be followed by a talk by Debbie Gilbert, Vice President of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society, entitled "World War I: Upheaval on the Fashion Front".
Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Robin Nicholson has served as Executive Director of the Frick since 2014. Previously he was Deputy Director for Art and Education and Head of Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where he oversaw many exhibition projects. He is a renowned expert on eighteenth-century Stuart Royal courts in Paris and Rome and has also published and lectured on other aspects of 18th and 19th century European art.
He also serves on Britsburgh's Board of Directors.
6.30 - 8.00pm Wine reception with light refreshments; Access to the Car and carriage Museum; Tour at your leisure around the current exhibit "Driving the Disenfranchised: The Automobile's Role in Women's Suffrage". Kimberly Cady, Assistant Curator of the Car and Carriage Museum, will be on hand to share insights and answer questions on the exhibition.
7.00pm Welcome by Robin Nicholson; Talk: Miss Frick and WWI
7.30pm Talk: World War I: Upheaval on the Fashion Front by Debbie Gilbert
Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of one of Britsburgh Societies: Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member.
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