Virtual Experiences from The Westmoreland
Enjoy the #MuseumFromHome!
In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the recommended practices of self quarantining and social distancing, The Westmoreland will be closed until further notice, yet we are still committed to our mission of sharing compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives, and possibilities with our visitors.
Discover the following virtual Museum experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, or anywhere!
Follow us on Social Media
In this day and age, staying home doesn’t mean you can’t stay social! We will keep sharing news, articles about artists and exhibitions, artwork from our permanent collection, and other fun content, so make sure you follow us!
Explore a Virtual Exhibition
Even though you can’t physically visit the Museum and view our exhibitions, you can still experience them from home! We are recreating exhibitions that would have been on view in the Carol R. Brown Gallery and Robertshaw Gallery as virtual exhibitions. Virtually view Spring in Pennsylvania, Hempfield Area High School’s 2020 Virtual Art Exhibition, and Acupuncture Photography Project.
Art Activities at Home
Looking for things to do with your children while you’re staying at home?
Visit our Pinterest board, Art Activities at Home, and complete one of the art activities inspired by our permanent collection!
Check out our #MuseumFromHome Art Activities, inspired by our permanent collection and featured exhibition, that can be completed at home. We will be sharing these #MuseumFromHome Art Activities weekly.
- “Moon Masque”
- Animal Interpretation
- Lion Marionette
- Paper Quilling
- Watercolor Memories
- One-Point Perspective Drawing
- Silent Season Painting
- For the Birds Sculpture
- A Woman of Importance Mixed Media
Lastly, we will also be providing weekly Art Coloring Pages, featuring 3 works of art from the permanent collections that have been transformed into a mini coloring book!
- Spring Coloring Pages Hobbies Coloring Pages
- Animals Coloring Pages Social Distancing Coloring Pages
- Floral Coloring Pages Car Coloring Pages
- Garden Coloring Pages Train Coloring Pages
- Bridges Coloring Pages Boats Coloring Pages
Watch an Enrichment Video!
Experience artworks from our permanent collection & featured exhibitions along with members of our staff! Become acquainted with artworks and the history behind them during these fun, funny and somewhat educational videos! Watch all of the Enrichment Videos, click here.
The Westmoreland’s Blog
The Westmoreland’s Blog has great content on past and current exhibitions, artist interviews, and artworks from the permanent collection! Upcoming blogs will highlight African American Art in the 20th Century, a traveling exhibition organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum, and an accompanying focus exhibition, featuring 7 artists who explore their own personal histories, their heritage, and art history in a range of media and approaches. We recommend:
- A Chat With Iconic Illustrator & Graphic Designer John Van Hamersveld
- Artists’ Answers: Atticus Adams, Adam Linn and Garry Pyles
- The Fine Art of Conservation: A Crucial Component
- Can you name 5 Women Artists? We can!
Perspectives is the Museum’s quarterly magazine featuring articles on past and upcoming exhibitions, artwork acquisitions, artist interviews, volunteer interviews, donor profiles and more. The last four years of our newsletter have been archived, so if you’d like some reading material, visit here.
Go on a Virtual Tour
Experience The Westmoreland, virtually that is! Go on a virtual tour of the 19th Century Gallery, 20th Century Gallery, McKenna Gallery, Robertshaw Gallery and the Summer 2019 Featured Exhibition, Era of Cool: The Art of John Van Hamersveld!
The Digital Collection
Even though you can’t visit the Museum right now, did you know you can peruse the Museum’s entire permanent collection?
Behold portraits, landscapes and still lifes from nationally recognized American artists like George Hetzel, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent; decorative objects like Redware and Salt-glazed stoneware, corner cupboards and blanket chests made in Pennsylvania; and so much more!
Browse the works in the collection based on select categories and themes, explore different portfolios within the collection, or conduct a general search!