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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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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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Acquisition Alert: “E-140A (Textured Yellow),” 1971 by Tadasky (1935)

In honor of AAPI Heritage month, we wanted to amplify and celebrate the work of Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama), who surged onto the New York art scene in the early 1960s with his paintings of concentric circles exploring the interaction of …

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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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