The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art The Westmoreland is a regional museum with a national presence. It’s a destination that presents a unique look at American life. But it’s more than a museum.
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Built to inspire and engage, it’s a place for people from all corners of the world to gather and experience American art.

Mission: The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers a place to share compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives, and possibilities.

Operating as usual

Still need to finish up your holiday shopping? Our online Museum Shop now has more holiday items and a December holiday ...
12/12/2020

Still need to finish up your holiday shopping? Our online Museum Shop now has more holiday items and a December holiday special, Gift with Purchase! Whenever you purchase one of the three products below, you will receive a free gift! Contactless curbside pickup, in-store pickup or shipping is available. Start shopping ---> http://ow.ly/JdsV50CJhO4

Due to the recently implemented restrictions from the State of Pennsylvania, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art wil...
12/11/2020

Due to the recently implemented restrictions from the State of Pennsylvania, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will be closed to the public beginning this Saturday, December 12, 2020 through Monday, January 5, 2021. We will definitely miss sharing our exhibitions and collection with you, and can't wait until we can welcome you back into our galleries!

At this time, the reopening date and time for the Museum will be Wednesday, January 6 at 10am, when the Museum's operating hours of Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, will resume.

In the meantime, the Museum will continue to present a full slate of virtual public programming, including art classes for children and adults, artist talks, a program focused on the Museum's decorative arts collection, a film series, and a virtual Community Day on Sunday, January 3rd.

Additionally, the Museum's outdoor Winter Lights display will remain open for you to enjoy from dusk to 10pm nightly, and we hope that these festive lights bring you some cheer during this difficult time.

If you were planning on visiting the Museum Shop, you can still shop online from the Museum Shop by clicking here--> https://thewestmoreland.org/visit/museum-shop/

To check out a full list of upcoming events and programs as well as other virtual offerings from the Museum, please visit --> https://thewestmoreland.org/

✨❄️✨Have you taken an evening stroll through our Winter Lights yet?  Enjoy these magical Winter Lights now through Febru...
12/10/2020

✨❄️✨Have you taken an evening stroll through our Winter Lights yet? Enjoy these magical Winter Lights now through February 13, dusk to 10pm nightly. Snap a pic or selfie at the fun wintry Photo Op and share your pics using #WinterLightsWestmoreland! Don’t forget to grab a Winter Lights Handout, and complete the three activities: design a snowflake, winter word search and ArtSpy Scavenger Hunt.

✨For more information--> https://thewestmoreland.org/visit/winter-lights-2020/

Rediscover the “Chippendale Slant Front Desk” from the Museum’s permanent collection with interior designer Tony Allgeie...
12/09/2020

Rediscover the “Chippendale Slant Front Desk” from the Museum’s permanent collection with interior designer Tony Allgeier during For the Love of Furniture Part 2, Dec. 30, 7pm. Through function, design, architecture, color theory, fashion and film, Tony will explore why this piece is important. The program will also have a Live Q&A with Tony! Register to attend--> http://ow.ly/G9K150CEGPj

❄️🐇Can you spot the adorable bunny? Take a #MuseumMomentofZen this cold Tuesday morning and enjoy this wintry scene “Win...
12/08/2020

❄️🐇Can you spot the adorable bunny? Take a #MuseumMomentofZen this cold Tuesday morning and enjoy this wintry scene “Window on Snow II (with Bunny) by Pittsburgh native Rachel McClelland Sutton (1887-1982).

Rachel McClelland Sutton (1887–1982), “Window on Snow II (with Bunny), Not Dated, Oil on Canvas Panel, 34 in. x 29 in., Gift of Gretchen Hempen, 2001.20.

✉️Isn’t it nice to receive something in the mail, like a letter from a dear friend, instead of bills or coupons? Today o...
12/07/2020

✉️Isn’t it nice to receive something in the mail, like a letter from a dear friend, instead of bills or coupons? Today on #NationalLetterWritingDay, take inspiration from Childe Hassam’s etching “The Writing Desk” and William Coventry Wall’s “Landscape with Letter” to hand-write a letter or two to friends or family that you haven’t seen in a while!

Don’t miss a fascinating discussion between Tina Williams Brewer and Shane Pilster, two of the artists selected for the ...
12/07/2020

Don’t miss a fascinating discussion between Tina Williams Brewer and Shane Pilster, two of the artists selected for the Diversity Billboard Project, this Thursday, December 10, 7pm! Register to attend--> http://ow.ly/Nyo050CEFrb

12/06/2020
Part 4: Story Time with the Blackburn Center & Eggbert Art Activity

Join us for Children's Story Time and an Art Activity with the Blackburn Center!

12:30pm
Join us for a reading of Eggbert:The Slightly Cracked Egg followed by a create your own eggbert activity! Eggbert:The Slightly Cracked Egg was written by Tom Ross and illustrated by Rex Barron.

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Orange, Red, White and Brown paper, Pencil, Scissors, Crayons/Markers, Glue Stick.

12:50pm
Hear a story about a unique character in Red: A Crayon’s Story. Red: A Crayon’s Story was written and illustrated by Michael Hall.

12/06/2020
Part 3: Collages, Painted Notebooks, & Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special

Make plans to tune in during Part 3 of our Virtual December Community Day for artmaking activities with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and a Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special with Dave English!

11:30am – Freeform Collage with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Follow along with Creative Reuse as they show you how to make your very own, one-of-a-kind collage using materials you probably have lying around your house! This project makes a great wall art, greeting card, or framed present for birthdays and holidays. Let your imagination run wild and watch your collage take shape!

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Backing board (bristol board, cardboard, cereal box, mat board, etc.), Paint brush, Water, Mod Podge or White School Glue, Scissors, Paper media (vintage magazines, the funnies from the newspaper, old comic books, photographs, junk mail, etc.)

11:40am – Painted Notebooks with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Learn how to make your branded, messy, plain, or otherwise unattractive notebooks into ones that you’ll love! Creative Reuse shows you how to prep your surface for painting, how to plan out a design, tips for layering your painting, and how to seal your design for durability. This project makes a great gift for the holidays!

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Acrylic Paint, Paint Pallet, Paint Brushes, Water, Medium/Varnish, Notebook. Optional: pencil and glitter

11:50am – Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special with Dave English
Join Dave English, host of Clay Creature Capers, an interactive online English Language Arts and Art-Making experience where kids use clay to make creatures, tell stories, and express themselves, for a Holiday Special made just for The Westmoreland! In this episode, Dave follows the suggestions of kids from all over the country as they work together to make a clay creature gift for someone less-fortunate.

Enjoy Children's Story Time with Greensburg Hempfield Area Library during Part 2 of our Virtual December Community Day--...
12/06/2020
Part 2: Story Time with The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library

Enjoy Children's Story Time with Greensburg Hempfield Area Library during Part 2 of our Virtual December Community Day--> https://youtu.be/BRDyVkvrUbY

10:45am - Enjoy a reading of the story "I am Every Good Thing" by Children’s Librarian Heather. "I am Every Good Thing" is written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James, and published by Nancy Paulsen Books.

11:00am – Listen to the story "Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter" read by Children’s Librarian Heather. "Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter" is written by John Steptoe and published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books

10:45am – Children’s Story Time with The Greensburg-Hempfield Area LibraryEnjoy a reading of the story I am Every Good Thing by Children’s Librarian Heather ...

12/06/2020
Part 1: Yoga, Story Time & Still Life Drawing

Tune in for Part 1 of our Virtual December Community Day for Yoga and Story Time with the Blackburn Center and draw a still life plate of cookies and mug of hot cocoa with artist Amy Roadman!

10:00am – Yoga and Story Time with the Blackburn Center
The story read during this segment will be A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, and published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook.

10:20am – Draw a Hot Cocoa & Cookies Still Life with Amy Roadman
What better time of the year to focus on food! One of the major genres of art is still life so this month we will be using chalk pastels to draw a still life of a plate of cookies and a mug of hot cocoa.

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: A piece of drawing paper, Optional – extra sketch paper to experiment on, Pencil, Eraser, Chalk Pastels, Dry tissue or paper towel, Wet paper towel or rag to clean hands throughout the session, and Placemat.

“The paintings that I have created for this exhibition … deal with the ways our lives and our world seem to be in consta...
12/05/2020
Pittsburgh artist Ellen Chisdes Neuberg mulls life in Westmoreland exhibit

“The paintings that I have created for this exhibition … deal with the ways our lives and our world seem to be in constant and sometimes complex states of change,” stated artist Ellen Chisdes Neuberg.

“Living A Life…A Puzzlement,” Neuberg’s exhibition featuring her series of abstract-surrealist paintings will be on view at The Westmoreland until December 20--> https://thewestmoreland.org/visit/

Are you puzzled by the state of the world? You’re not the only one. Artist Ellen Chisdes Neuberg turned her “lack of understanding about what’s going on in the world” into an exhibition opening Friday in The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. “Living a Life … A Puzzlement...

Every year, The Westmoreland Society has an annual event where they vote for one of three works of art to add to the col...
12/04/2020

Every year, The Westmoreland Society has an annual event where they vote for one of three works of art to add to the collection, and tonight they are going to cast their ballots! Which work would YOU vote for?

Founded in 1986, The Westmoreland Society is a museum affiliate dedicated to the collection, preservation and advancement of American art and has purchased over 40 paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, and works on paper for the Museum’s permanent collection. This year, they are looking to add to the Post-1950s collection.

Draw a still life of a plate of cookies and mug of hot chocolate with artist Amy Roadman during our Virtual December Com...
12/04/2020

Draw a still life of a plate of cookies and mug of hot chocolate with artist Amy Roadman during our Virtual December Community Day, this Sunday, December 6 at 10:20am! View the entire December Community Schedule and make plans to attend one or all of the programs --> http://ow.ly/CO4w50CBYQj

12/03/2020
Part 4: Story Time with the Blackburn Center & Eggbert Art Activity

Join us for Children's Story Time and an Art Activity with the Blackburn Center!

12:30pm
Join us for a reading of Eggbert:The Slightly Cracked Egg followed by a create your own eggbert activity! Eggbert:The Slightly Cracked Egg was written by Tom Ross and illustrated by Rex Barron.

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Orange, Red, White and Brown paper, Pencil, Scissors, Crayons/Markers, Glue Stick.

12:50pm
Hear a story about a unique character in Red: A Crayon’s Story. Red: A Crayon’s Story was written and illustrated by Michael Hall.

📽️ Watch a special FREE film screening of The Blood of Jesus, the first feature by director/actor Spencer Williams, foll...
12/03/2020

📽️ Watch a special FREE film screening of The Blood of Jesus, the first feature by director/actor Spencer Williams, followed by a post-film discussion on Wednesday, December 16, 7pm! RSVP to attend --> http://ow.ly/zoMh50CBY1b

The Blood of Jesus, is a rural religious parable in which a woman (Cathryn Caviness), accidentally shot by her husband (Williams), travels to the crossroads of the hereafter, and faces the temptations of the devil.

The Blood of Jesus is the third installment of our film series featuring the unsung pioneers of early African American Cinema.

Have you viewed the African American Art in the 20th Century exhibition yet? This traveling exhibition, organized by Smi...
12/03/2020

Have you viewed the African American Art in the 20th Century exhibition yet? This traveling exhibition, organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum, presents 45 artworks by 34 African American artists. Only on view at The Westmoreland until January 17, 2021--> http://ow.ly/ARZD50CEG3Q

12/02/2020
Part 3: Collages, Painted Notebooks, & Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special

Make plans to tune in during Part 3 of our Virtual December Community Day for artmaking activities with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and a Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special with Dave English!

11:30am – Freeform Collage with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Follow along with Creative Reuse as they show you how to make your very own, one-of-a-kind collage using materials you probably have lying around your house! This project makes a great wall art, greeting card, or framed present for birthdays and holidays. Let your imagination run wild and watch your collage take shape!

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Backing board (bristol board, cardboard, cereal box, mat board, etc.), Paint brush, Water, Mod Podge or White School Glue, Scissors, Paper media (vintage magazines, the funnies from the newspaper, old comic books, photographs, junk mail, etc.)

11:40am – Painted Notebooks with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Learn how to make your branded, messy, plain, or otherwise unattractive notebooks into ones that you’ll love! Creative Reuse shows you how to prep your surface for painting, how to plan out a design, tips for layering your painting, and how to seal your design for durability. This project makes a great gift for the holidays!

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Acrylic Paint, Paint Pallet, Paint Brushes, Water, Medium/Varnish, Notebook. Optional: pencil and glitter

11:50am – Clay Creature Capers Holiday Special with Dave English
Join Dave English, host of Clay Creature Capers, an interactive online English Language Arts and Art-Making experience where kids use clay to make creatures, tell stories, and express themselves, for a Holiday Special made just for The Westmoreland! In this episode, Dave follows the suggestions of kids from all over the country as they work together to make a clay creature gift for someone less-fortunate.

Due to the inclement weather, we have now decided to close the Museum today, Wednesday, December 2. We apologize for any...
12/02/2020

Due to the inclement weather, we have now decided to close the Museum today, Wednesday, December 2. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Walter Eben Nettleton (1861–1936), "Bleak Winter Day," Not Dated, Oil on Canvas, 11 x 14 in., Bequest of Richard M. Scaife, 2015.81

“The heart of this work stands in Embracing Collective Cultures. The interpretation of the collectivity of cultures seek...
12/02/2020

“The heart of this work stands in Embracing Collective Cultures. The interpretation of the collectivity of cultures seeks to enlarge the awareness of the traditions of storytelling through the lens of the story quilt. By incorporating textile quilting traditions–that date back centuries–such as piecing, appliqué, and embroidery, the quilt continues the tradition of the recycling of cultures. The traditional textile traditions interact with the visual representation of a memory board, which seeks to preserve the past through the combination of numerous cultures within each quilt block.”- Tina Williams Brewer

Hear more from artist Tina Williams Brewer and fellow artist Shane Pilster, two of the artists selected for the Diversity Billboard Art Project, during a live-streamed Artists' Talk next Thursday, Dec. 10, 7pm! RSVP here--> https://thewestmoreland.org/event/diversity-billboard-art-project-artists-talks-3/

Make Our Differences Our Strengths Westmoreland Diversity Coalition

12/01/2020
Part 1: Yoga, Story Time & Still Life Drawing

Tune in for Part 1 of our Virtual December Community Day for Yoga and Story Time with the Blackburn Center and draw a still life plate of cookies and mug of hot cocoa with artist Amy Roadman!

10:00am – Yoga and Story Time with the Blackburn Center
The story read during this segment will be A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, and published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook.

10:20am – Draw a Hot Cocoa & Cookies Still Life with Amy Roadman
What better time of the year to focus on food! One of the major genres of art is still life so this month we will be using chalk pastels to draw a still life of a plate of cookies and a mug of hot cocoa.

What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: A piece of drawing paper, Optional – extra sketch paper to experiment on, Pencil, Eraser, Chalk Pastels, Dry tissue or paper towel, Wet paper towel or rag to clean hands throughout the session, and Placemat.

Today is #GivingTuesday2020. Thanks to supporters like you The Westmoreland has still been able to impact many individua...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday2020. Thanks to supporters like you The Westmoreland has still been able to impact many individuals, even during our temporary closure and this pandemic, with virtual artmaking activities, free art coloring pages inspired from our permanent collection, free virtual art camps, and when we reopened keeping our admission free for all. We couldn’t have done any of it without your generosity. Thank you!

Art truly does have the power to connect communities, nurture the spirit, and calm the mind. Help us continue to share uplifting art experiences by giving this #GivingTuesday. Please, donate online today: http://ow.ly/o4gd50CzkQ8

🌕Tonight’s full moon is also referred to as the Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon or Beaver Moon in the Northern Hemisphere. Si...
11/30/2020

🌕Tonight’s full moon is also referred to as the Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon or Beaver Moon in the Northern Hemisphere. Since you may not be able to view tonight’s full moon due to cloud cover, enjoy this lovely, luminescent “Moonlit Landscape” by Pittsburgh native Christian Jacob Walter right now.

Christian Jacob Walter (1872–1938), “Moonlit Landscape,” N.D., Oil on Canvas, 30 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in., Gift of the Estate of M. Diane Sippell Robertson, 2001.22.

Walter was a self-taught artist with no formal training. He learned impressionistic technique by studying the art exhibitions that traveled through the city. In 1896, his first major exhibition occurred at the Premier Carnegie International Exhibition, and his reputation among other artists grew. He became a key figure in the art world in the city, heading the Federal Art Project in 1936 and helping found the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

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Thank you for allowing us to take some wonderful pictures at the Museum. GCC Prom 2019.
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FRIDAY - December 8th - 8PM - Ramada Inn, Greensburg