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Winter at The Westmoreland (2020-2021)

As the days become darker and colder, many of us are tempted to be a little less active than usual. Don’t go into hibernation mode this winter! Instead, connect with The Westmoreland, both on site and online!

The Westmoreland will …

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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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Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Collection: Charles Demuth (1883-1935)

In honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June and our upcoming Virtual Pride Celebration Week, July 27-31, we are highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists from our permanent collection.

The third LGBTQIA+ artist from that we are celebrating is American modernist Charles …

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Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Collection: Tom Rowlands (1926-1991)

In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month last month and our upcoming Pride Celebration Week, July 27-31, we are highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists from our permanent collection and featuring their work in the Robertshaw Gallery windows.

The second LGBTQIA+ artist that …

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Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Collection: Larry Calcagno (1913-1980)

In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month last month and our upcoming Pride Celebration Week, July 27-31, The Westmoreland wanted to highlight the work of LGBTQIA+ artists that are in our permanent collection.

Lawrence Calcagno, better known as Larry, was an …

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Art Making Activity: A Woman of Importance

I am not going to tell you that finding inspiration to create is easy. It is not. It can be a real challenge. It seems time is rarely on our side. Then you must grapple with the notion of what …

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Animated Landscape: Magnolia 1888

Set sail with Joseph Ryan Woodwell’s painting, “Magnolia” and visit the coast of Magnolia, Massachusetts! Dive into this seascape favorite from the Museum’s permanent collection and learn a little more about this work and its maker below!

Joseph Woodwell was …

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