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May 2016

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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Smart Chat – Gallery Talk

August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join Chief Curator, Barbara Jones, for a gallery talk in A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America to learn how everyday objects evolved into important historical artifacts. From practical cupboards and chests to whimsical carved animals, the nineteenth-century American home …

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September 2016

Art Beat with Lisa Minardi

September 10, 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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Meet Lisa Minardi, Assistant Curator, Collections at Winterthur Museum and a specialist in Pennsylvania German art and culture as she gives an illustrated presentation on Pennsylvania German fraktur (decorated manuscripts) and painted furniture that includes a close look at objects …

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SmART Chat – Garden Tour

September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Stroll the Museum’s grounds with Frederick Bonci, founding principal of LaQuatra Bonci Associates and Natalie Plecity, consulting landscape architect, for a tour of The Robertshaw Family Gardens that surround our new building. Learn about the native plants providing a palette …

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October 2016

SmART Chat – Pop Goes Dali!

October 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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With a flamboyant personality that equaled his artistic skill, Salvador Dali captivated audiences worldwide with his surrealistic images. Fr. Robert Keffer, a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey and an artist with a special interest in 20th century art history …

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