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2nd Annual #ArtMadness Tournament

It’s that time of year again: #MarchMadness, and another #ArtMadness Tournament on the Museum’s Instagram! This year our Tournament pits 16 artworks, nominated by Museum staff members, against each other. The artworks nominated are personal staff favorites, recent …

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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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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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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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Animated Landscape Autumn Edition

For this Animated Landscape installment, we turn toward fall and William Coventry Wall’s View Along the Allegheny Near Aspinwall Pa., 1867.

William Coventry Wall was born in London on December 8, 1811 and immigrated to the United States with his …

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Make a Hat Day: Art, History, and Hats!

Today is #MakeAHatDay! Get inspired by these artworks from our collection all of which feature people wearing hats! Find a little more about the history of the hats in these artworks and try your hand at creating a hat with …

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Take a Walk Down a Country Road

Even though Westmoreland County has moved into the Green Phase of the Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania, many of us are still practicing social distancing and still experiencing a bit of cabin fever.

Some good ways to help cope with cabin …

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