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Acquisition Alert: Lilly Martin Spencer’s (1822–1902), Still Life with Apples, 1891

The newest work of art to be added to The Westmoreland’s permanent collection is Lilly Martin Spencer’s (1822–1902), Still Life with Apples, 1891, which depicts six meticulously rendered apples hanging over a stone wall, still attached to a broken …

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Your Guide to Winter at The Westmoreland 2021-2022

Winter has arrived, and it’s quite frosty outside! During this cold season, warm up at The Westmoreland with stimulating exhibitions, seasonal beverages, in-person events and more!

The Westmoreland will be open throughout the holidays (with the exception of Christmas Day …

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30 Minutes with Doris Lee: Top 10 Works to See

Barbara Jones, Chief Curator of The Westmoreland, invites you to come experience the current featured exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee, before it leaves the Museum!

Only have 30 minutes to visit Simple Pleasures? No worries, …

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2021 Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again! We’ve put together a gift guide of curated selections of our new and favorite products from the Shop, so you’re sure to find something for every taste and interest on your list– all …

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Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee Exhibition Overview

Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee presents the first major critical assessment of works by the artist Doris Lee (1904 – 1983). Lee was one of the most recognized artists in the country during the 1930s and 1940s, and …

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Art Making Activity: Relief Style Cut-Out Art

Enjoy this art making activity created for you by the Museum’s Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone! Read on for Michael’s explanation behind the inspiration for the project and his step-by-step instructions.

During the better part of 2020 and now almost …

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Dive into Dorothy Lauer Davids’ The Swimming Pool

 

In The Swimming Pool, Davids depicts the end of an idyllic summer day at a swimming pool in a rural area, shown by the rolling hills dotted with the occasional house in the background. Interestingly, many of the …

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Evolution of a Design From Concept To Completion

Evolution of a Design by Helen Stiver, Charming Little Lotus

Hello, my name is Helen Louise, I use both first and middle names to honor my grandmothers whom I am named after. Born and raised in Southern California, my time …

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Interview with The Westmoreland’s Summer Interns

Internships have always been a vital part of the Westmoreland’s growth and development. While making internships accessible for students gives the Westmoreland a wonderful opportunity to share the experience of what it’s like to work within the many facets of …

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Take 5 with Architect, Artist and Muralist Doug Cooper

This summer from July 18 through October 10, 2021, Doug Cooper’s Knowing & Seeing the River City, an exhibition responding to the works of art in the Museum’s Scenes of Industry collection, will be on view in the McKenna …

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