Block Party: Community and Celebration in American Art

This exhibition takes as its point of departure the World War I innovation of the urban “block party,” and uses it as a lens to view ideas on belonging, activism, and mutual solidarity in historical and contemporary American art. Drawn largely from the Museum’s permanent collection, amplified by key loans from distinguished public and private collections, the show coincides with the 250th anniversary of Westmoreland County.

 The Block Party exhibition logo includes the font Mixo by Matthieu Cannavo (Velvetyne Type Foundry).

This exhibition is generously supported by The Heinz Endowments and The Hillman Exhibition Fund of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.