The Westmoreland Museum of American Art to Open New Café  

GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania (March 14, 2019) – On Sat., March 30, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art opens Café Marchand. A partnership with French Express, the café will offer a rotating menu of hot soups, quiches, freshly prepared sandwiches and salads, pastries, and gourmet grab-and-go snacks, plus coffee, wine and Pennsylvania craft beers, along with a variety of other craft beverages.

French Express, located in Latrobe, is influenced by the global experiences of its owners and dedicated to creating delicious, healthy alternatives to typical fast and pre-packaged foods. Chefs Christophe Fichet and Nicolas Grunewald have developed a mouth watering menu for Café Marchand including free-range chicken salad on croissant, smoked salmon on brioche, and arugula salad with thyme-roasted onions and tomatoes, as well as an array of desserts, including limoncello cream cake, tiramisu, fruit clafoutis, and macarons.

The café will be nestled in The Westmoreland’s gift shop, with interior design by artist Tadao Arimoto, who is also designing a new welcome desk for the lobby. After ordering, guests can find seating throughout the first floor and dine with spectacular views of downtown Greensburg.

“We’ve named the café in honor of Mary Marchand Woods, whose generous bequest established the Westmoreland in 1959,” says Anne Kraybill, the Richard M. Scaife Director and CEO of The Westmoreland. “She was a long-time Greensburg resident who wanted her community to have an important cultural institution. Food is culture, so we could not think of a more appropriate way to honor her memory.”

The café will be open during The Westmoreland’s hours of operation, which have been expanded. Admission to the Museum is now free after the elimination of a suggested donation policy last year.

The Westmoreland’s new hours (beginning March 30):
  • Wed. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sat. – Sun.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mon. – Tues.: closed (except for scheduled school groups and partner programs)
Funding for Café Marchand comes in part from the Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program.
 
The Westmoreland receives funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the Marketing to Attract Tourism Grant through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, among other funding from government, foundations, corporations and individuals.
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About The Westmoreland Museum of American Art: Western Pennsylvania’s only museum dedicated to American art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is a place to share meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities. The Westmoreland’s extraordinary permanent collection, with its strong focus on the art and artists of southwestern Pennsylvania, is complemented by an impressive schedule of temporary exhibitions— both nationally traveling exhibitions and those organized by the Museum—as well as community-oriented programming and special events. More information is available at thewestmoreland.org and on the Museum’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram profiles.