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Art Making Activity: Paper Quilling

Inspired by this Chest Over Drawers furniture piece in our folk art collection. Looking at the pinwheel-like design of the flower within the columns, I knew I wanted to recreate the design by quilling.

Quilling involves using strips of paper …

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Art Making Activity: Lion Marionette

Art Making Project: Lion (actually any four-legged pal) Marionette!
This week I attempted to create a simple marionette style puppet, using simple materials you probably have at home or could acquire easily. For this week, I would highly suggest reading …

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Art Making Activity: Animal Interpretation!

Challenge:  Animal Interpretation!

Using one of the following suggestions (or pick your own!) from the collection, create a new interpretation of the work using animals to replace the characters depicted.

Basic Supplies: Pencil and Paper!
Additional Supplies: Tracing Paper, …

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Art Madness March Madness

Just because March Madness was cancelled, doesn’t mean you can’t win bragging rights by creating the best bracket!

Participate in #ArtMadness, a tournament pitting 16 of our staff’s favorite artworks against each other! Download your Art Madness Bracket, print …

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Art Making Activity: “Moon Masque”

#MuseumFromHome Art Making Activity
inspired by Loïs Mailou Jones’ “Moon Masque”

From The Westmoreland’s Studio Programs Coordinator Michael Carsone (a.k.a. The Quarantine Crafter)

Join us in creating this all ages #MuseumFromHome Art Making Activity, inspired by Loïs Mailou Jones’ Moon

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A Message from the Director

Dear Friends,
It is hard to believe what has transpired in one week since we announced our temporary closure. I think we are all realizing that the effects of COVID-19 will affect our daily lives for much longer than anticipated. …

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The Fine Art of Conservation: A Crucial Component

Art is glorious to behold. It can be awe-inspiring, shocking, moving, challenging, and motivating. A work of art doesn’t remain that way by itself though.

There’s a lot of maintenance, cleaning, and care that goes on behind the scenes to …

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Culinary Experience Brings Author Toni Tipton-Martin & Chef Aziza Young to Greensburg

On April 18, 6:30-9pm, attendees of The Celebration and Evolution of Two Centuries of African American Cooking will enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Chef Aziza Young and a presentation by Toni Tipton-Martin.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is …

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Eye-Popping Pop/Op Art!

POP/OP is a visually stimulating exhibition featuring works of art from both Pop and Op artists on view at The Westmoreland.

Pop art was an art movement that emerged in the late 1950s and ‘60s as a reaction to abstract …

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3 Ways to Celebrate Love at The Westmoreland this February!

Love art? Love love? LOVE, inspired by Robert Clark Indiana’s serigraph on paper, is in the air at The Westmoreland!

Celebrate love, Pop art, and Valentine’s Day this month at the Museum. Whether you’re celebrating the day with family, …

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