Free Museum Memberships Now Available for Educators  

GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania (January 22, 2019) – The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is saying thanks to K-12 educators in Westmoreland County for their important work through a new free membership program. As an educator member, one receives all of the benefits included in a regular museum membership at no cost. Additionally, the educator members will have access to collection and exhibition-related programming designed specifically for teachers, and the Museum plans to offer special trainings that will meet Act 48 continuing education standards for this membership group.

“We value the teachers and educators in our region and wanted to show our gratitude for their amazing work. We know that educators are life-long learners and by removing the barrier of price, we hope that educators will enjoy benefits like member exclusive behind-the-scenes events, discounted tickets, artist talks and studio workshops as well as participating in program offerings designed exclusively for them,” stated Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO Anne Kraybill.

“One of the most exciting aspects of the new educator membership is that the Museum, in partnership with the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, will be offering opportunities for Act 48 professional development throughout the year. We are delighted to host our first educator’s only sneak peek and Act 48 session this spring in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, Mingled Visions,” commented Director of Education and Visitor Engagement Joan McGarry.

Westmoreland County K-12 educators may sign up for the membership program at thewestmoreland.org/educator-membership.

About The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Committed to stimulating imagination and innovation through great experiences with art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is the only museum dedicated to American art in western Pennsylvania. 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 and those organized in house—as well as community-oriented programming and special events. More information is available at thewestmoreland.org and on the Museum’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles.

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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