Exhibitions at The Westmoreland

Featured exhibition

Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

This exhibition explores how, after World War I, artists without formal training “crashed the gates” of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender.

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Current exhibitions

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Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

This exhibition explores how, after World War I, artists without formal training “crashed the gates” of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender.

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Forests of Symbols

This installation of five paintings shows the influence of European Symbolism on art as it developed in this country from the early to mid-twentieth century.

Upcoming exhibitions

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Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1945-1975

Native American artists who redefined the concept of abstraction by creating works informed by their own traditional aesthetics combined with art influences coming out of New York and California.

Past exhibitions

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Curator’s Choice

Featuring a selection of works from the permanent collection handpicked by new Chief Curator Jeremiah William McCarthy.

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Knowing and Naming: Abstraction Beyond Reality

The concept of taking something nonrepresentational and naming it after something “real” unites the works in Knowing and Naming: Abstraction Beyond Reality.

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Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism

This exhibition stages encounters between social and magic realist artworks from early-to-mid twentieth century with works by five contemporary artists whose works grapple with what it feels to live in the world right now.

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Scott Turri: Shelter in Place

From his new series of paintings Shelter in Place, Scott Turri looks to the industrial design of a laundry basket as a source.

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Westmoreland Photographers Society: Scenes of Laurel Highlands

Scenes of Laurel Highlands is a juried member exhibition highlighting the people, events, historical and cultural sites, nature, and landscapes that represent the beautiful Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania.

End of an Illusion

A complimentary exhibition to Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance featuring works from the permanent collection and additional loans that highlight artists and objects that were influential to visual artist Stephen Towns.

Past exhibitions

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Curator’s Choice

Featuring a selection of works from the permanent collection handpicked by new Chief Curator Jeremiah William McCarthy.

Featured Image for Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism

Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism

This exhibition stages encounters between social and magic realist artworks from early-to-mid twentieth century with works by five contemporary artists whose works grapple with what it feels to live in the world right now.

Permanent collection

The Westmoreland’s expansive collection of American art with a strong focus on the art and artists of Southwestern Pennsylvania is always available in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries. There is always something new to discover!

Two people looking at hung art at The Westmoreland