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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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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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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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Fred Shaw, Fulcrum, & Analog Scroll

Pittsburgher, poet, adjunct professor and editor, Fred Shaw is the next writer whose poem is being featured on artist Janet Zweig’s Analog Scroll as part of the Museum’s ongoing Bridging the Gap public art project. Located on the North Main …

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Baltimore artist Stephen Towns on Declaration & Resistance and Fallingwater Residency

Nationally known painter and fiber artist, Stephen Towns (Baltimore, MD) is quite busy these days creating and finishing works for his upcoming solo exhibition, Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance, at The Westmoreland in 2022, while in residency at Fallingwater …

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Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Collection

In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and our upcoming Greensburg Pride Celebration, June 26, 5-9pm, you need to get to know these 5 LGBTQIA+ artists from our collection, three deceased and two active today, who have created compelling and incisive …

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Border Cantos | Sonic Border Exhibition Overview

Written by Chief Curator Barbara Jones

Opening on Sunday, May 30, Border Cantos | Sonic Border is a collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American artist/composer Guillermo Galindo. Together, they explore the complexities of the Mexican-American border through …

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