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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.
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The Westmoreland is a regional museum with a national presence. But it’s more than a museum. It’s a destination that presents a unique look at American life. 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.

Listen in to 97.3 Lite FM Latrobe this morning at 9 a.m. to hear Director/CEO Anne Kraybill on Laurel Highlands Happenin...
06/06/2020

Listen in to 97.3 Lite FM Latrobe this morning at 9 a.m. to hear Director/CEO Anne Kraybill on Laurel Highlands Happenings radio show share news about The Westmoreland’s reopening and its support of racial equity.

Artist Norman Lewis often claimed that art could not help solve society’s problems, but 'Evening Rendezvous' is a painti...
06/05/2020

Artist Norman Lewis often claimed that art could not help solve society’s problems, but 'Evening Rendezvous' is a painting making a strong social commentary.

The small white marks emerging from gray twilight resemble hooded figures, gathered around a bonfire suggested by the hot reds at the center of the image. Angular white shapes in the foreground describe men closest to the headlights of their cars, while those at the top of the work are obscured by billowing blue smoke. The gray-green muted background mimics darkness partially lit by flickering firelight. This abstract painting with its humanlike figures and vivid color evokes an evening gathering of the Ku Klux Klan, and the combination of red, white, and blue mocks the patriotism that the Klan claimed as its defense. In 'Evening Rendezvous,' Lewis’ conveys the fear and sorrow caused by the Klan. Read more about Lewis' and his work --> http://ow.ly/3Nob50A0feb
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Norman Lewis (1909-1979), Evening Rendezvous, 1962, Oil on linen, Collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1994.32.

"I make art that ain't speaking against nobody or for nobody either. Sometimes it be about what is wrong in life." —Thor...
06/04/2020
Thornton Dial Sr.'s Top of the Line (Steel) - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

"I make art that ain't speaking against nobody or for nobody either. Sometimes it be about what is wrong in life." —Thornton Dial Sr.

Vivid, multidimensional, and highly expressive, Dial’s paintings refer to key moments in African American history and offer a political critique about class and race that remain relevant today.

Dial created "Top of the Line (Steel)" in response to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after a jury acquitted four white policemen in the beating of unarmed black motorist Rodney King. The verdict ignited looting and rioting that lasted several days, and the Los Angeles riots in 1992 were among the largest civil disturbances in American history.

"Top of the Line (Steel)" re-creates the chaos of the riots with brown rope-outlined figures intertwined in a dense field of color and line, grasping at pieces of automobiles and air-conditioners. Bold touches of red suggest violence; black-and-white figures symbolize racial tensions; red, white, and blue strokes, faint notes of patriotism, interweave the canvas in clusters. --> http://ow.ly/u6Bg50zZ19m
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Thornton Dial, Sr. (1928-2016), “Top of the Line (Steel),” 1992, Mixed media: enamel, unbraided canvas roping, and metal on plywood, Collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the collection of Ron and June Shelp, 1993.47.

Dial created Top of the Line (Steel) in response to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after a jury acquitted four white policemen in the beating of unarmed black motorist Rodney King.

Tomorrow we are participating in #BlackOutTuesday on our social media channels out of respect for and in support of the ...
06/02/2020

Tomorrow we are participating in #BlackOutTuesday on our social media channels out of respect for and in support of the Black community. We will use this day to continue to reflect upon the inequities that exist and to discuss how the Museum can help facilitate open dialogue about dismantling racism and helping our communities heal. #TheShowMustBePaused

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. Please read for a letter from Direc...
06/01/2020

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. Please read for a letter from Director/CEO Anne Kraybill--> http://ow.ly/TADp50zZ0oN #MuseumsAreNotNeutral

✍️Become inspired by still life artist Kathleen Kase Burk’s exceptionally realistic pencil drawings, like her “Drawer Se...
06/01/2020

✍️Become inspired by still life artist Kathleen Kase Burk’s exceptionally realistic pencil drawings, like her “Drawer Series: Factory Days," that explore the effects of light on arrangements of common objects! #DrawingChallenge Open up your kitchen drawer, grab a pad and pencil, and spend a few minutes sketching what you see. ✍️ Use #DrawerSeriesQuarantine to share your work!
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Kathleen Kase Burk (b.1950) “Drawer Series: Factory Days,” c. 1986, Pencil on Paper, 22 in. x 16 in., Gift from Friends of the Museum, 1986.271.

What have you been snacking on during quarantine?🍎🍇🍐.Artist Robert Brackman was born in Odes'ka Oblast, Ukraine, and emi...
05/31/2020

What have you been snacking on during quarantine?🍎🍇🍐
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Artist Robert Brackman was born in Odes'ka Oblast, Ukraine, and emigrated from Russia in 1908. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1919 to 1921, and at the Ferrer School in San Francisco. An artist and teacher of Germanic origin, Brackman was best known for large figural works, portraits, and still lifes like the one pictured here!
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Robert Brackman (1898-1980), “Still Life,” Not Dated, Oil on Canvas, 8 in. x 12 in., Gift of Dr. John J. McDonough, 1975.78.

05/30/2020
Special Virtual Enrichment with Bentley Brown

In this special virtual enrichment video, artist and curator Bentley Brown, son of artist Frederick Brown, offers a uniquely intimate perspective and deep analysis of his father's work "John Henry." An artwork featured in "African American Art in the 20th Century," a traveling exhibition organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Find out more about this powerful exhibition--> thewestmoreland.org/exhibitions/africanamericanart20thcentury/

05/30/2020
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Join us for the Facebook Premiere of a special virtual enrichment video with artist and curator Bentley Brown, son of artist Frederick Brown, later today, May 30, at 4:30pm!

In this special virtual enrichment video, artist and curator Bentley Brown, son of artist Frederick Brown, offers a uniquely intimate perspective and deep analysis of his father's work "John Henry." An artwork featured in "African American Art in the 20th Century," a traveling exhibition organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Discover the ancient medicine of acupuncture in the modern world through acupuncturist Emily Andrews of True Health and ...
05/29/2020
Acupuncture Photography Project - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Discover the ancient medicine of acupuncture in the modern world through acupuncturist Emily Andrews of True Health and Fitness and photographer Autumn Stankay's (of SkySight Photography)Acupuncture Photography Project (Acu Photo Project)! This NEW virtual exhibition features a series of photographs capturing the essence and beauty of this incredible medicine as well as a conversation between Autumn and Emily! --> http://ow.ly/4JBf50zTR9H

The collaboration of photographer Autumn Stankay and acupuncturist Emily Andrews melds modern art with healing art through a series of photographs representing the ancient medicine of acupuncture in the modern world.

05/28/2020
Virtual Enrichment: See America First

🥾🗻Journey with School Programs Manager Patrick to Joseph Pennell's View of the Grand Canyon, Thomas Moran's Tower Falls and Sulphur Mountain, Yellowstone National Park, and learn a little bit about the early 20th century marketing campaign "See America First."

05/28/2020

In this special virtual enrichment video, artist and curator Bentley Brown, son of artist Frederick Brown, offers a uniquely intimate perspective and deep analysis of his father's work "John Henry." An artwork featured in "African American Art in the 20th Century," a traveling exhibition organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum.

05/27/2020
Artist in Focus: David C. Driskell

In this last episode of Chief Curator Barbara Jones series on the Complementary Exhibition to African American Art in the 20th Century, organized by The Westmoreland, Jones will introduce you to artist David Clyde Driskell and provide a closer look of his artwork "Woman in Flowers."

David C. Driskell, "Woman with Flowers," 1972, Oil and collage on canvas, 37 ½ x 38 ½ in., Art Bridges Collection; AB.2018.3.

Need some mid-week motivation? We're sending you a #MuseumBouquet from Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman! Take a #MuseumM...
05/27/2020

Need some mid-week motivation? We're sending you a #MuseumBouquet from Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman! Take a #MuseumMomentofZen and view this vibrant floral arrangement. With its invigorating colors, we hope it makes you feel inspired, reenergized and ready to tackle the rest of the week!
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💐🎨: Johanna Knowles Woodwell Hailman (1871 – 1958), “Flowers,” Not Dated, Oil on Canvas mounted on board, 20 x 25 in., Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation and Director's Discretionary Fund, 1983.82.

🛥️Sorry to BARGE in on your Tuesday morning, but it’s time to wake up because we’ve got some very cool Coloring Pages fe...
05/26/2020

🛥️Sorry to BARGE in on your Tuesday morning, but it’s time to wake up because we’ve got some very cool Coloring Pages featuring BOATS from our permanent collection! 🚢⛴️ Color Thomas Wentzel’s River Scene with Barge, Lawrence Kupferman’s “Tugs, Boston Harbor,” and Frank Weston Benson’s “Dory Fisherman."

🚢Printable Boat Coloring Pages --> http://ow.ly/4HUE50zO6ub

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military with Paul Wayland...
05/25/2020

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military with Paul Wayland Bartlett's "Study for Militaire Courage," a sculpture from our permanent collection.
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Paul Wayland Bartlett (1865-1925), Study or Courage Militaire, n.d., Bronze, 46 x 25 ½ x 28 ¼ in., Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter, III, 1959.29.

Today is #NationalScavengerHuntDay, and it’s the perfect day to go on an Art Happens Scavenger Hunt! Find details of art...
05/24/2020
Art Happens - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Today is #NationalScavengerHuntDay, and it’s the perfect day to go on an Art Happens Scavenger Hunt! Find details of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection at sites in Greensburg’s central business district! Can you find them all? Snap a selfie at each one you find and use #ArtHappensProject! thewestmoreland.org/art-happens/

05/23/2020
Virtual Enrichment: The Robert B. Sterling Family Teaser

Our Director of Education & Visitor Engagement Joan McGarry wants to introduce you to The Robert B. Sterling Family, the painting that is, by Emil Foerster. This painting has many clues in it that can help you get to know Robert, his wife, and his children! To find these clues and become familiar with The Robert B. Sterling Family, click the link and watch the entire video-->https://youtu.be/C8_PZ_TWfyQ

#HappyBirthday to arguably one of the most recognized women in American art leading impressionist painter and printmaker...
05/22/2020

#HappyBirthday to arguably one of the most recognized women in American art leading impressionist painter and printmaker Mary Stevenson Cassatt who was born near Pittsburgh #onthisday in 1844.

Cassatt spent most of her life as an expatriate in Paris where she associated with the French impressionists, especially Edgar Degas. Beginning in the 1880s, Cassatt explored the subject of mother and child, using various compositions and media and employing her sister and nieces as models.

In 1904, she was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, a great honor for an American, and was one of the first women to serve as a juror for the prestigious Carnegie Internationals.

05/21/2020
Artist in Focus: Willie Cole

Become acquainted with internationally known artist Willie Cole, known for taking every day domestic objects and transforming them for the viewer to reinterpret, and examine his works “Men of Iron” and “The Ogun Sisters" in the third episode of Chief Curator Barbara Jones' video series on the Complementary Exhibition to African American Art in the 20th Century, organized by The Westmoreland.

Find out more about the Complementary Exhibition to African American Art in the 20th Century: http://ow.ly/MRD250zD9iY

Who's ready for vacation? Join us as we go on a virtual #MuseumVacation around the country via our art itinerary and aro...
05/21/2020

Who's ready for vacation? Join us as we go on a virtual #MuseumVacation around the country via our art itinerary and around the world to some or our favorite art, history, and science centers!

Here’s our art trip itinerary:
🏕️Camping “On the Conemaugh”
🌊 Sightseeing “Niagara Falls”
🎣 “Fishing on Lake George”
�🏖️Swimming in “The Outer Harbour”
⛵Sailing in the “Nantucket Harbor”
🌄Hiking in this gorgeous “Wyoming Landscape”

Where would you want to go on vacation? Share an artwork from our permanent collection(http://ow.ly/D31e50zMFlG) of a location you wish you could go right now! After our art itinerary, stop at Whatcom Museum!

#TheIsolatedArtist aka Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone found inspiration in Pittsburgh artist’s Samuel Rosen...
05/20/2020
Art Making Activity: A Woman of Importance - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

#TheIsolatedArtist aka Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone found inspiration in Pittsburgh artist’s Samuel Rosenberg’s stained-glass style painting, "Generalissimo (Man of Importance)," in this week’s Art Activity: Woman of Importance, and you may find inspiration, too! Check it out--> http://ow.ly/KPfk50zM256

I am not going to tell you that finding inspiration to create is easy. It is not. It can be a real challenge. It seems time is rarely on our side. Then you must grapple with the notion of what is possible within that context as well as within your own comfort level. But don’t … Continued

Did you know that #TheWestmoreland’s Jack & Anne Robertshaw Family Garden has many plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees...
05/20/2020

Did you know that #TheWestmoreland’s Jack & Anne Robertshaw Family Garden has many plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are native to our region, which are great for pollinators like butterflies, moths, beetles, and of course, bees?! 🐝🌻🐝Happy #WorldBeeDay!

🚶‍♀️If you decide to visit the Museum's gardens, please continue practicing social distancing and wearing a mask if you have one!😷

How cool are bridges? 🌉 Seriously, bridges have a way of wowing us as they span bodies of water, valleys, or roads, and ...
05/19/2020

How cool are bridges? 🌉 Seriously, bridges have a way of wowing us as they span bodies of water, valleys, or roads, and connect us to each other! Show us how much you, or someone you know, loves bridges by coloring our Bridges Coloring Pages, featuring three bridge artworks from our permanent collection! 🖍️🌉🖍️ Share them using #TheWColors!

Printable Bridges Coloring Pages: http://ow.ly/UhOV50zKkj9

Every year, Hempfield Area High School’s Art Exhibition is held at the Musem and has highlighted their extremely talente...
05/19/2020
Hempfield Area HS Virtual Art Show 2020 - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Every year, Hempfield Area High School’s Art Exhibition is held at the Musem and has highlighted their extremely talented art students! Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host this wonderful student art exhibition, but we are excited to offer a virtual version! Check it out--> https://thewestmoreland.org/exhibitions/hempfield-area-hs-virtual-art-show-2020/

Every year, Hempfield Area High School’s Art Exhibition is held in the Museum’s Community Room and has highlighted their talented art students. This year, the Hempfield Area High School’s Art Exhibition would have been installed on Thursday, May 14, and been on view until Friday, May 22. Sadly...

Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! Below our a few pics of some of our staff's favorite memories at the Museum. We would lov...
05/18/2020

Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! Below our a few pics of some of our staff's favorite memories at the Museum. We would love to know what YOUR favorite memory is at the #TheWestmoreland?!—Comment below and share your memorable moments!

05/18/2020
Animated Landscape: Joseph Ryan Woodwell's "Magnolia"

⛵🏝️Sail away with today’s #MuseumMomentofZen to the coast of Magnolia, Massachusetts.
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Dive into this seascape favorite from the Museum’s permanent collection and learn a little more about this work and its maker-->https://thewestmoreland.org/blog/magnolia/
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🏝️🎨: Joseph Ryan Woodwell, (1843–1911), “Magnolia 1888 (detail),” 1888, Oil on canvas mounted on masonite, 8 1/16 x 12 1/16 inches Mary Marchand Woods Memorial Fund, 1959.14.

Have you been doing any #QuarantineBaking? Tried your hand at baking bread, rolls, cookies, muffins or perhaps an apple ...
05/17/2020

Have you been doing any #QuarantineBaking? Tried your hand at baking bread, rolls, cookies, muffins or perhaps an apple pie? #WorldBakingDay
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Sophy Regensburg was born in New York City and a student at the New York School of Art with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. She became known for her paintings in folk art or simplistic style. Many of them were either still lifes, like her Apple Pie painting pictured here, or scenes of New York neighborhoods. Regensburg exhibited in Babcock Galleries in New York.
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Sophy Regensburg, (1885 - 1974), “Apple Pie,” not dated, Oil on Canvas, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in., Gift of Mary Regensburg Feist, 1987.4.

Stretch your legs with a walk around the Museum’s gardens! Enjoy Tim Prentice’s “Windframe,” Josefa Filkosky’s “Pipe The...
05/16/2020

Stretch your legs with a walk around the Museum’s gardens! Enjoy Tim Prentice’s “Windframe,” Josefa Filkosky’s “Pipe Theme,” and our Collection Manager Doug’s artwork selection in the N. Main street window!
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If you choose to visit the Museum’s gardens, please wear a mask and kindly practice social distancing if you’re sharing this space with others!
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Samuel Rosenberg (1896-1972), “Pivot,” 1970, Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 inches, Gift of Dr. and mrs. Laibe Kessler, 1981.82.

Looking for a new hobby or activity to do while staying at home? Consider quilting or embroidery, which have the added b...
05/15/2020

Looking for a new hobby or activity to do while staying at home? Consider quilting or embroidery, which have the added bonus of being calming pastimes! 🧶🧵Practice your stitches just like thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Eichar did in 1837 on her “Pictorial Sampler.”
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At that time, young girls made samplers to learn their alphabet and numbers as well as to practice the stitching required to make and repair clothing and other family textiles. Eicher’s well-designed needlework sampler is unique in that it not only contains her name, age and fabrication date, but also identifies the town where the sampler was made and her instructor, “the school of Harriet Price in Mount Pleasant, PA.”
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Elizabeth Eichar (1824-1913), Pictorial Sampler, 1837, Inscribed: “The School Harriet Price in Mount Pleasant, PA,” Silk on Linen, 16 ½ x 16 ¾ in., Gift of Mr. James Trosch, Kennett Square, PA, 1998.4.

05/14/2020
Virtual Enrichment: John Audubon's Great Prank

Naturalist John James Audubon played a prank that in School Programs Manager Patrick’s opinion should go down as one of the best in American history! What is it you may ask? Watch Patrick’s latest video to find out! 🦅🌾🌿🐦🐀🦪🎻🦇📚

Lately, it feels like everything’s strictly for the birds. 🦅🐦Speaking of birds, why not get inspired by #TheWestmoreland...
05/13/2020
Art Making Activity: For the Birds - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Lately, it feels like everything’s strictly for the birds. 🦅🐦Speaking of birds, why not get inspired by #TheWestmoreland’s bird sculptures and create your own make-at-home relief style bird sculpture with #TheQuarantineCrafter aka Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone in this week’s Art Activity: For the Birds!

My inspiration for this week’s art making activity was birds. I was thinking about birds for a couple reasons. The first being that my reaction to many things these days has become “That’s for the birds!” = (my Gramma would be proud). The second is the train of thought following the age-old ...

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Thank you for sharing Cynthia Cooley
Thank you for allowing us to take some wonderful pictures at the Museum. GCC Prom 2019.
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I'm interested in the Wild Wings Literary Lodgings birdhouses. The roof is an actual book...correct? Is the coating applied well enough to make it outside viable? Can you send me pricing (with shipping costs as well)? Thank you, Ken Cundiff
You don't want to miss this opening reception! 30 original pieces all on display, great selection of food and drinks, and a special performance by Aubrey Burchell!! https://www.facebook.com/events/325990991592421/
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