The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is situated upon the traditional lands of the Adena, Hopewell, Monongahela, Delaware, Shawnee, and Seneca-Cayuga peoples. We honor all of the indigenous nations and their land with great gratitude and acknowledge the genocide and continuous displacement of indigenous peoples. We also acknowledge the enslaved Africans whose labor built this country during the colonial era and beyond. We acknowledge the harm inflicted upon the indigenous communities and people of color across the country, which guides and inspires our work as a museum.
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.
Vision: We imagine a world in which everyone feels valued and represented.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is:
- Welcoming: Every guest, staff member, and volunteer is greeted warmly.
- Inclusive: Diversity of thought, experience, and perspective are valued.
- Collaborative: Bringing that diversity to the table, across departments and throughout the community, makes our work stronger.
- Kind: We may not always agree. We practice blameless problem solving to work towards a solution.
- Inspiring: We are a team of creative doers. After all, we work at an art museum!
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Strategic Plan
Following the appointment of Anne Kraybill as the Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO in August 2018, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art undertook a new strategic planning process that would set the course for the next several years. To review The Westmoreland’s Strategic Plan, click here.
The Westmoreland was established in 1959 through a generous bequest from Mary Marchand Woods, a long-time Greensburg resident who wanted her community to have an important cultural institution. From the early years, an inspirational collection of significant American art was amassed, alongside a strong exhibition and educational program.
A 1997 campaign greatly improved the visitor’s experience at the Museum, and made it a vital and forward-thinking regional asset. With its 50th Anniversary in 2009, there was an opportunity to celebrate past accomplishments and discuss future goals as a museum for the 21st century—marked by a long-planned-for expansion and renovation.
After a national search, Ennead Architects of New York was selected to design The New Westmoreland—a dynamic building to reflect its era and its function. LaQuatra Bonci Landscape Architects of Pittsburgh was chosen to beautify the Museum grounds. The project was completed in the fall of 2015.
The transformational and LEED® certified design features a complete renovation of the original 30,000 square-foot space, and includes a 13,287 square-foot addition with new galleries and community and educational programming spaces.
A cantilevered wing provides expanded space for traveling exhibitions and a new collection of post-1950s works.
A lower level wing makes way for a large Community Room for concerts, lectures and private rental events.
Outdoors, a masterful design unfolds with a series of intimate gardens and outdoor terraces, a meadow and bounty of native plantings. The Garden’s innovative, environmentally-sustainable and fully ADA-accessible design features outdoor sculptures, seating areas and Wi-Fi. It can be enjoyed year-round.