Q&A: Photographer Jason Starr on Living in a Time of Distance

Jason Starr’s poignant exhibition, Living in a Time of Distance, features a body of photographs documenting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities and regions across the continental United States, and is only on view at The Westmoreland …

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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Getting to Know These 5 Women Artists!

Name 5 artists? How many of them that you named were women? Can you name 3 women artists? How about 5?

If you are wondering why you may have named mostly male artists or are having trouble naming 3 women …

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The Making of Pattern Makers

Like many art museums across the county, The Westmoreland postponed its temporary exhibition program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This provided the Museum with an opportunity to examine and exhibit our permanent collection in new and innovative ways, and it …

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Celebrating Contemporary Black Artists in Our Collection: 3 Artists You Should Know

Throughout history, artists of color have been excluded from academic associations and teaching institutions and have not been fully recognized for their talents, achievements, and contributions to the art world. Currently, Black and marginalized artists are still less likely to …

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LOVE is in the air at the Museum Shop!

Instead of limiting yourself to thinking of Valentine’s Day as just for those who are coupled up, use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate all of the relationships in your life! This year, don’t gift your significant …

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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 D.S. Kinsel in September of 2020 as the first resident artists!

Pittsburgh …

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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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