Category: Permanent Collection
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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…Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more