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Friday, July 21, 2017
Barbara Noble Howard

Barbara Noble Howard, wife of Robert Morris University President Chris Howard, has joined the Board of Trustees of the Frick Pittsburgh. The museum is located on the Point Breeze estate of late-19th-century industrialist Henry Clay Frick and includes collections of fine and decorative arts, cars, carriages, historic objects, and buildings left as a legacy to the people of Pittsburgh by Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick.

The Frick’s board elected Barbara Noble Howard as a Term Trustee. The board also includes Family Trustees, who are descendants of Henry Clay Frick.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Howard is a graduate of Temple University, where she earned a B.A. in organizational studies. Since 2000, she has served as executive director of the Impact Young Lives Foundation, an international nonprofit that brings underprivileged South African students of color on two week tours of the United States to expose them to U.S. civil society and prepare them to be leaders in their own country. Howard is a trustee of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, a member of the Virginia War Memorial Board of Directors, and a trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She is also a member of the RMU public art committee.

About The Frick PITTSBURGH

The Frick experience includes The Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, Clayton, the Frick family Gilded Age mansion, and six acres of beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens. Also included are an Education Center, the Frick children’s playhouse (designed by renowned architects Alden & Harlow), a large working greenhouse (also designed by Alden & Harlow), The Café at the Frick, and the Grable Visitor Center, which houses the Frick Museum Store. The Frick Art & Historical Center is located at 7227 Reynolds Street in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood. Free parking is available in the Frick’s off-street lot or along adjacent streets. The Frick is open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Friday; and is closed Mondays and major holidays. The public should call 412-371-0600 for information, or visit the Frick online at