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.

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Where do you find inspiration? Use your own imagery to create an abstracted polyptych (painting with more than 3 parts) ...
03/30/2021

Where do you find inspiration? Use your own imagery to create an abstracted polyptych (painting with more than 3 parts) acrylic painting that will perfectly complement your décor aesthetic, during the next Pop-Up Studio, April 21, 6:30pm!

Register to attend: http://ow.ly/kh1B50EckGt

Did you correctly predict which works of art were going to make it to the #EliteEight? Vote on the Museum’s Instagram St...
03/30/2021

Did you correctly predict which works of art were going to make it to the #EliteEight? Vote on the Museum’s Instagram Story today for which artworks you want to see advance to the #FinalFour! 🏀🖼️ vs.🎑🏀.

Find out more about each of the artworks competing in the Elite Eight Round: http://ow.ly/jVJU50Ecd0c

“After meeting with Gavin and learning about his practice, we thought he would be a great fit for the Artist-In-Residenc...
03/29/2021
Pittsburgh photographer is The Westmoreland's new resident artist

“After meeting with Gavin and learning about his practice, we thought he would be a great fit for the Artist-In-Residency program,” said Anne Kraybill, the museum’s director/CEO. “His ideas to use our collection as inspiration and to engage the community directly as the photographic subject advance our work to reach out to all residents of Westmoreland County to deepen our relationships.”

Find out more about the newest artist in residence Gavin Benjamin, whose residency starts in early April-> http://ow.ly/nq5h50EboSn

Gavin Benjamin, the new artist in residence at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, has found a creative haven in Pittsburgh. The former New York City resident said the Steel City’s affordability gives him the opportunity to live in what he calls “Gavin’s bubble.” “...

It may be a drab, windy, dreary day today, but inside at The Westmoreland, our galleries are full of vibrant works of ar...
03/28/2021

It may be a drab, windy, dreary day today, but inside at The Westmoreland, our galleries are full of vibrant works of art with invigorating patterns and intriguing textures, like Cara Livorio Fine Art’s oil painting “Flourish,” which is currently on view in Surface-Texture-Materials!

Livorio is the owner of Artissima, an art school, gallery and art boutique, in Fox Chapel. Flourish is part of the artist’s series, B(L)OOM!, an exploration of dynamic florals or “un-still lives” in which she seeks to elevate the florals into an expression of their living energy.

Cara Livorio, Flourish, 2018-19, Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 inches, Gift of the Westmoreland Society, 2019, 2020.3.

Find out more about the quilts featured in Pattern Makers, research conducted on quilts, quilt making, and the conservat...
03/27/2021

Find out more about the quilts featured in Pattern Makers, research conducted on quilts, quilt making, and the conservation of quilts, during the intriguing In Conversation: Patterns in Quilts, April 7, 7pm, with University of Pittsburgh students Isaiah Bertagnolli and Annie Abernathy, quilt artist Ginnie Leiner and Curator of the The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College Lauren Churill.

Register to attend--> http://ow.ly/eTyH50E8o0s

It's that time of year again: #MarchMadness = #ArtMadness, a tournament pitting 16 staff nominated artworks against each...
03/27/2021
2nd Annual #ArtMadness Tournament - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

It's that time of year again: #MarchMadness = #ArtMadness, a tournament pitting 16 staff nominated artworks against each other. Last year's ArtMadness Champion was Edward Moran's The Signal, winning with 60% of the final vote, and this painting has made it into this year's tournament. Will The Signal be a repeat champion or will another artwork become the new champ? YOU get to decide! 🏀🖼️ vs.🎑🏀.

How to Participate:
1. Find out more about each of the 16 artworks --> ow.ly/8lGF50Ea8lY
2. Print and fill out a bracket.
3. Check out our Instagram story TODAY to vote on which artworks you think should advance to the Elite Eight and ultimately which one should be the #ArtMadness Champion!

It’s that time of year again: #MarchMadness, and another #ArtMadness Tournament on the Museum’s Instagram! This year our Tournament pits 16 artworks, nominated by Museum staff members, against each other. The artworks nominated are personal staff favorites, recent acquisitions and quite a few of...

The recent acts of hate and violence in our country and increased attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ...
03/26/2021

The recent acts of hate and violence in our country and increased attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are tragic and have left us feeling disconcerted, disturbed and full of grief. As a museum, we are trying to navigate what our role is in responding to such events. What words can we offer to condemn these acts and provide a measure of hope and solace?

As an institution, we do not know that we can, but we will continually strive to offer an environment that welcomes and honors all, provide a platform to reckon with the injustices of the past and present so that we can work toward a just and equitable future, and be a place to find peace and healing through the power of art.

#StopAsianHate #StopViolence

03/25/2021

Haven’t been able to visit the Pattern Makers exhibition yet? Take a virtual walk through our newest featured exhibition with this 3-D model video!

#5WomenArtists #WCW The fourth #womenartist we are spotlighting during #WomensHistoryMonth is Doris Lee, who was conside...
03/24/2021

#5WomenArtists #WCW The fourth #womenartist we are spotlighting during #WomensHistoryMonth is Doris Lee, who was considered among the top female artists, actually among the top figurative artists-regardless of gender, in the American art world from the mid-1930s through the 1950s.

After receiving the Logan Medal from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1935 for her painting, "Thanksgiving," which depicts a busy farm kitchen preparing for the holiday dinner, Lee’s career skyrocketed. Adapting aspects of the regionalist style, folk art, modernism and abstraction, Lee painted realistic subject matter in her own unique painting style. She was a very successful commercial artist, producing fabric and ceramic designs, prints, and award-winning illustrations for books and publications, like “Life” and “Fortune.”

During fall 2021, The Westmoreland is proud to be presenting the first major critical assessment of Lee’s works, Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee. Bringing together paintings, drawings, prints and ephemera spanning her forty-year career, Simple Pleasures gives overdue recognition of Lee’s significant contributions to American art.

Find out more about "Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee" --> http://ow.ly/JHHH50yP6UA

Missed the first three #womenartists that we featured earlier this month? Check out our blog post --> https://thewestmoreland.org/blog/5-women-artists/

We hope these artworks featuring puppies (just sayin’ in our book all dogs are puppies) bring some joy to your Tuesday! ...
03/23/2021

We hope these artworks featuring puppies (just sayin’ in our book all dogs are puppies) bring some joy to your Tuesday! Happy #NationalPuppyDay! 🐶

Today is #WorldPoetryDay! Observe this day by taking a walk and reading the newest stanza from Michelle Stoner’s poem, “...
03/21/2021

Today is #WorldPoetryDay! Observe this day by taking a walk and reading the newest stanza from Michelle Stoner’s poem, “Mile Marker 322,” that is currently being displayed on the North Main Street Bridge.

Read all of the disclosed stanzas of Stoner’s poem here: https://thewestmoreland.org/visit/bridging-the-gap/

Did you know that First Lady Martha Washington was an accomplished quilter, and a variety of patterns came to be known b...
03/20/2021

Did you know that First Lady Martha Washington was an accomplished quilter, and a variety of patterns came to be known by her name, like the quilt pattern pictured here? This quilt’s geometric design in patriotic red, white and blue is the work of an anonymous maker in the late nineteenth century. #NationalQuiltingDay

Find out more about the quilts featured in Pattern Makers at the upcoming virtual event In Conversation: Patterns in Quilts, April 7, 7pm --> https://thewestmoreland.org/event/in-conversation-quilt-patterns/

Celebrate #NationalQuiltingDay by appreciating the quilt makers whose long labor, love, and skill goes into creating gor...
03/20/2021

Celebrate #NationalQuiltingDay by appreciating the quilt makers whose long labor, love, and skill goes into creating gorgeous functional fabric art form and investing in a lovely quilted piece by local artist Irene Patrick from our Museum Shop! Prices range from $24 & up.

03/20/2021
Animated Landscape: Bud Gibbon's "Spring"

Followers and friends, happy #FirstDayofSpring! Enjoy a lovely #MuseumMomentofZen this morning with Bud Gibbon’s lush animated landscape “Spring!” 
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Next Friday, March 26, 7pm, tune in for an evening full of fun, laughter, and art with Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder...
03/19/2021

Next Friday, March 26, 7pm, tune in for an evening full of fun, laughter, and art with Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder as they provide some pithy commentary on some springtime favorites from The Westmoreland’s collection during a virtual Drag Queen Art Critique! Register to attend --> http://ow.ly/Isin50DVcHx

The 3rd woman artist we are featuring this #WomensHistoryMonth is well-known local Pittsburgh artist Rachel McClelland S...
03/18/2021

The 3rd woman artist we are featuring this #WomensHistoryMonth is well-known local Pittsburgh artist Rachel McClelland Sutton (1887-1982) who grew up and lived in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. #5WomenArtists

In 1916, Sutton graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology with a degree in Fine Arts, and she also attended the Art Student’s Leagues in Pittsburgh and New York. In 1919, Sutton joined the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP).

During the 1920 through 1940s, she produced portraits, western Pennsylvania landscapes, and views of Pittsburgh; mainly painting with oils using an impressionistic technique.

Exhibiting her work in several of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh shows, the Carnegie Institute, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Sutton became a well-known local artist in the Pittsburgh region.

Two of Sutton’s pastel drawings, “Butterfly Lady” and “Woman in Asian Costume” are currently on view in Pattern Makers at The Westmoreland. In these drawings, Sutton sketches a woman dressed in a kimono holding a parasol, and the costume records the appropriation of Japanese dress by Western women in the early 20th century, for whom the kimono’s loose fit offered a new freedom of movement.

It’s #StPatricksDay! ☘️Even though there’s no parade today in Pittsburgh, you can still celebrate St.Patty’s Day at home...
03/17/2021

It’s #StPatricksDay! ☘️Even though there’s no parade today in Pittsburgh, you can still celebrate St.Patty’s Day at home by getting inspired by William James Glackens “Saint Patrick's Day Parade, New York City," and drawing a picture of what your St. Patrick’s Day parade would look like!

✍️: William James Glackens (1870 – 1938), “Saint Patrick's Day Parade, New York City," n.d., 11 5/8 in. x 16 7/8 in., Ink on Paper, Gift of the William A. Coulter Fund, 1959.72.

Take a BOOM Lunch Break next Friday, Mar. 26, 2-3pm with artists in residence Anqwenique and D.S. Kinsel, BOOM Concepts ...
03/16/2021

Take a BOOM Lunch Break next Friday, Mar. 26, 2-3pm with artists in residence Anqwenique and D.S. Kinsel, BOOM Concepts Co-founder Thomas Agnew, and Director/CEO Anne Kraybill. During this FREE virtual conversation, find out about the process and works created during the artists' residency and what’s next for the artists and the BOOM Concepts partnership! RSVP to attend-->http://ow.ly/ChrT50DQ13U

Jason Starr’s poignant exhibition, “Living in a Time of Distance,” documents the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in comm...
03/16/2021
Q&A: Photographer Jason Starr on Living in a Time of Distance - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Jason Starr’s poignant exhibition, “Living in a Time of Distance,” documents the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities and regions across the continental United States and is only on view at The Westmoreland until Saturday, April 3. In this in-depth Q&A, find out a little more about “Living in a Time of Distance,” Starr’s journey across the country, why he became interested in photography, and what he plans to do next--> http://ow.ly/9XOb50E07RT

Jason Starr’s poignant exhibition, Living in a Time of Distance, features a body of photographs documenting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities and regions across the continental United States, and is only on view at The Westmoreland until Saturday, April 3. Starr, who is a junior a...

The Monday after Daylight Saving Time is always a rough one, so it’s a good thing that today’s #NationalNappingDay! Anyb...
03/15/2021

The Monday after Daylight Saving Time is always a rough one, so it’s a good thing that today’s #NationalNappingDay! Anybody else already ready for a nap? 🥱😴

James Goodwyn Clooney (1812–1867), “Mother's Watch,” c. 1850, Oil on Canvas, 27 in. x 22 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hirschl, 1975.102.

Did you remember to #springforward last night? Get ready for the end of winter, warmer weather and extra sunlight with G...
03/14/2021

Did you remember to #springforward last night? Get ready for the end of winter, warmer weather and extra sunlight with Gerrit Albertus Beneker’s bright, cheerful oil painting of “Provincetown!” 🏘️☀️🌳🌻

Gerrit Albertus Beneker (1882–1934), Provincetown, 1934, Oil on Masonite, 19 x 20 1/2 in. Bequest of Richard M. Scaife, 2016.3.

We’re waiting for you! At #TheWestmoreland take a seat or pull up a green chair, and look deeply into sculptor Slyvester...
03/13/2021

We’re waiting for you! At #TheWestmoreland take a seat or pull up a green chair, and look deeply into sculptor Slyvester Damianos’ (b.1933) “Winterscape x 100,” a monumental minimalist grid animated by subtle planar shifts. On view in "Pattern Makers" until May 9.

Sylvester Damianos (b. 1933), “Winterscape x 100,” 1976, Enamel on Wood, 120 x 120 x 6 in., Partial Gift of the Artist and the William W. Jamison II Art Acquisition Fund, 2017.9.

Celebrate #PlantAFlowerDay and get inspired by Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman’s “My Garden” a beautiful floral garden ...
03/12/2021

Celebrate #PlantAFlowerDay and get inspired by Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman’s “My Garden” a beautiful floral garden painted in a bright color palette! 🌱🌷🌱#5WomenArtists

Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman (1871-1958), who was known as Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Painting, specialized in floral still life compositions and gardens as well as painting the smoky industrial environment in and around Pittsburgh.

She first exhibited in the 1895 exhibition that marked the opening of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and was included in the inaugural Carnegie International in 1896. In 1927, she was awarded a solo exhibition at the Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art), which included 112 paintings. She showed her work in exhibitions in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and other venues around the country. Over the course of her lifetime, Hailman made a significant contribution to not only regional art, but also the city, leading a conservation effort for its gardens and parks.

Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman, (1871–1958), “My Garden," Not Dated, Oil on Canvas, 26 x 34 in., Gift of William Garrett, D.2019.16.

Know of a middle schooler or teenager who enjoys singing? Sign them up for the FREE virtual workshop, Just Sing! Singing...
03/11/2021

Know of a middle schooler or teenager who enjoys singing? Sign them up for the FREE virtual workshop, Just Sing! Singing for Self Care with vocalist, educator and the Museum’s resident artist Anqwenique on Sunday, March 21, 2pm! During the 90-minute workshop participants will learn techniques for breathing, strengthening their voices, and more! Register to attend--> http://ow.ly/G2TF50DWdMp

Congratulations to Molly Boggs for winning Greensburg Salem Middle School's 7th Grade Poetry Contest! Bogg’s winning poe...
03/11/2021

Congratulations to Molly Boggs for winning Greensburg Salem Middle School's 7th Grade Poetry Contest! Bogg’s winning poem “How Life Is” will be displayed in lights on The Westmoreland's cantilever until next Tuesday, so take a walk in the evening and make sure to check it out! 👀

💡by E.F. Lighting, LLC

Join us Friday, March 26, 7pm for an evening of art and laughter with Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder as they provide ...
03/10/2021

Join us Friday, March 26, 7pm for an evening of art and laughter with Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder as they provide their tongue-in-cheek take on some springtime favorites from The Westmoreland’s collection during a virtual Drag Queen Art Critique! Register to attend --> http://ow.ly/Isin50DVcHx

📸: Photo by Tony Moux

Happy #WomensHistoryMonth! We are joining the National Museum of Women in the Arts in celebrating the #5WomenArtists cam...
03/10/2021

Happy #WomensHistoryMonth! We are joining the National Museum of Women in the Arts in celebrating the #5WomenArtists campaign throughout this entire month and beyond! The first woman artist we are recognizing is Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887-1968), an American painter, weaver, and graphic artist, who was a pioneer in modern art and one of the few artists to embrace Fauvist and Cubist styles between 1910-1920. #WCW

Born in 1887 in Fresno, California, Zorach was an exceptional student and one of the few women accepted to Stanford University in 1908. Shortly after being accepted, she left Stanford and spent the next few years studying art in Paris where she began painting in the Fauvist style, met her future husband William Zorach, and made the acquaintances of Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein. Her brightly colored canvases were exhibited at some of the most groundbreaking early exhibitions of contemporary art, including the International Exhibition of Modern Art (better known as ‘The Armory Show’) in 1913.

Zorach soon turned her attention to fiber art in the form of the embroidery of tapestries, incorporating both her Fauvist and Cubist concepts in them. Due to the art world’s distinction between craft and art, with needlework falling under the former, Zorach’s tapestries were not viewed with artistic merit during her lifetime.

Unfortunately, Zorach’s work was and still is largely overshadowed by that of her sculptor husband, William, and it’s only recently that her embroideries have received recognition as high art forms with one of her tapestries being featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s upcoming 2022 exhibition Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women.

The Westmoreland acquired Zorach’s The Crow in 2019 through a gift of Richard and Lynda Leavengood and this work is currently on view in the 20th Century Gallery.

Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887–1968), The Crow, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20 in., Gift of Richard and Lynda Leavengood, Lancaster, PA, 2019.20.

Love regional plein air artist Ron Donoughe’s realistic landscapes, cityscapes and industrial scenes? Donoughe’s new boo...
03/09/2021

Love regional plein air artist Ron Donoughe’s realistic landscapes, cityscapes and industrial scenes? Donoughe’s new book "Brownsville to Braddock, Paintings and Observations of the Monongahela River Valley," is launching today at #TheWestmoreland’s Museum Shop! #BookLaunch #BookDrop

With the Monongahela River Valley’s industrial legacy in mind, artist Ron Donoughe set out to document the small towns in this region, from Brownsville to Braddock, one painting at a time. Over 12 months, Donoughe explored the towns of Brownsville, California, Donora, Charleroi, Monessen, Monongahela, Clairton, Duquesne, McKeesport, Braddock, and the Monongahela River itself, meeting people who shared stories of family joy, sorrows and a genuine love for the “Mon Valley.”

Signed copies of Donoughe’s "Brownsville to Braddock" are available for purchase in-store and online--> http://ow.ly/LE9m50DU5FB

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Thank you for allowing us to take some wonderful pictures at the Museum. GCC Prom 2019.
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