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Virtually Attend an Upcoming Artist-In-Residency Public Program!

Partnering with BOOM Concepts to host a new Artist-in-Residency program, made possible by generous support from The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Westmoreland welcomed Anqwenique and DS Kinsel in September of 2020 as the first resident artists!

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Animated Landscape Winter Edition

Animated Landscape: Winter Edition
For this season’s Animated Landscape, we are featuring Alfred S. Wall’s Old Saw Mill, 1851.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of a wintry landscape, covered in snow, from your very own home in this immersive …

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Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide

Does your mom love home goods, your aunt enjoy craft cocktails, your sister accessorize, and do your friends love repping that they’re from Pennsylvania? Whatever your family and friends are into, you can find something for everyone at The Westmoreland’s …

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Winter at The Westmoreland (2020-2021)

Due to restrictions implemented by the State of Pennsylvania, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art was closed to the public from Saturday, December 12, 2020 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021, and we have made the decision to extend the temporary

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Rip Van Winkle Returns!

After being absent from The Westmoreland’s 19th Century Gallery for almost a year due to its frame undergoing an extensive conservation treatment, visitor favorite Rip Van Winkle by George Frederick Bensell (1837–1879) has returned!

Welcome Bensell’s Rip Van Winkle

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Meet the Maker: Jonathan Bolivar

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jonathan Bolivar of Glass Bolivar has been blowing glass for six years. His glass blowing journey began at Tulsa Glassblowing School, where he learned from and assisted Cedric Mitchell, and continued in Kansas City, Missouri at …

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Meet the Maker: Kirsten Lowe-Rebel

Native Pittsburgh artist and small business owner of KLoRebel Art, Kirsten Lowe-Rebel, creates architectural drawings of iconic landmarks and buildings, and reimagines them as pieces that can be used, worn, or shared. Her product line includes her original artworks, mini-prints, …

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Meet the Maker: Florence Smith

Maker and artist Florence Smith left the corporate world and founded her own Pittsburgh-based company Djoi Designs, named for her two children, son Dee and daughter Onsaya Joi. Djoi Designs features Florence’s beautifully designed and handcrafted leather handbags, leather goods, …

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Meet the Maker: David Pearson

Pittsburgh-based artist David Pearson is a self-taught woodworker who takes discarded pieces of wood and turns them into one-of-a-kind bowls, clocks, boxes, cutting/charcuterie boards, jewelry and ornaments. His pieces showcase the grain patterns, beautiful figuring and warmth of wood, …

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Meet the Maker: Margaret Dorfman

California-based artist Margaret Dorfman transforms fruits and vegetables into translucent parchments that are shaped into vessels, glass serving ware pieces, and fused to copper to form jewelry. Her Vegetable Parchments capture and preserve the jewel-like colors and intricate structures in …

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