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March 2016

Art Beat – Stories Told in Ballads and Scrolls

March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join artist and folk singer Ellen Gozion as she performs folk songs filled with powerful storytelling imagery. Discover the magic of crankies, an old storytelling art form utilizing a long illustrated scroll wound onto two spools, which Ellen uses to …

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April 2016

Art Beat – Light from Fire: The Art of Dale Chihuly

April 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Fire, gravity and spontaneity are what draw Dale Chihuly to working with glass and the mesmerizing results are what draw observers to his work. From his smallest glass sculptures to his enormous outdoor installations, the play of color, light, and …

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SmART Chat – Stories in Art

April 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join Lauren Churilla, Curator of the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Collection at St. Vincent College, as she illuminates the stories that weave together the art in the exhibition Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-century American Art and the …

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May 2016

SmART Chat – Gallery Talk

May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join The Westmoreland’s Chief Curator Barbara Jones for a gallery talk in the Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-century American Art exhibition. Learn the important role that narrative paintings serve, not only as historical records of a …

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Art Beat – Defining a New Democracy

May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Linda Ferber, the New-York Historical Society Senior Art Historian and Museum Director Emerita, describes the evolution of her museum’s marvelous collection and how the paintings highlighted in Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-century American Art helped define …

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June 2016

Art Beat – In Conversation with Author and Artist John Schlimm

June 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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International award-winning author and artist John Schlimm will discuss his new, bestselling memoir Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions during an interactive Q&A, followed by a book signing. Five Years in Heaven is about …

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Art Beat – Examining “The Outsider”

June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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This panel discussion moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman will focus on marginalized groups that could be considered today’s “outsiders” in American society and will highlight the ways in which art and the media might either reinforce or refute …

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SmART Chat – Sing the Body Electric: A discussion with Walt Whitman

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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In his writing, Walt Whitman celebrates uniqueness and individuality. For this discussion, Frank Klapak, Seton Hill Professor of Communication and Education, plays the role of Whitman to reveal the realizations of these same qualities in the narrative of American art …

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July 2016

Art Beat – From Liker to Lover to Owner: A Collector’s Journey

July 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join Barbara L. Gordon, owner of the collection of artwork in A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America for a conversation about how we define folk art, the passion that transforms an admirer into a collector, and advice for anyone …

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August 2016

Art Beat – Quality vs Quantity

August 13, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Meet Robert and Ada Brandegee, retired art dealers and collectors of antiques and folk art, as they share their insight into building collections of art. Learn from their personal stories about the objects they’ve amassed in their lifetime and how …

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