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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

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Judith A wrote a review Mar 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania483 contributions100 helpful votes
Without a car it was quite a schlep to Greensburg from Pittsburgh on a below freezing February day, but the exhibit of african american art made it most worthwhile. The regular collection also contained many interesting f works of art, centered around southwestern Pennsylvania. The small coffee shop and lounge area are quite inviting, and the museum is free!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DottyB wrote a review Feb 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania17 contributions
Beautiful hidden gem! Loved seeing the Warhol and all of the Southwestern PA art. The docents were lovely and knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sylvanian wrote a review Jan 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania68 contributions21 helpful votes
I visited the museum several years ago and at that time was amazed by its collection, interesting building, nice shop, and helpful staff. I was looking forward to another visit, but the second time was disappointing. During my first visit, the new cantilever wing was filled with great American art from its golden age at the turn of the centuries. This time the building and helpful staff were still there, but the golden age art disappeared being replaced by an exhibition of rather boring modern art. You could still see how great that new wing was looking with a collection of golden age art on the museum own home page, but the art is gone. I guess, what I remembered was an exhibition, although it is not listed among past exhibitions. The permanent collection has a number of interesting pieces ranging from 18 to 20 century, but the golden age is represented by rather few objects. As any regional museum, it has a few pieces from almost any period, including some good set of Hudson River School paintings, a Tiffany window, etc - but it is really just a few of each. What distinguishes this museum from other small regional museums in its current state, is an impressive Western PA collection with pictures of local nature, still mills etc, but has its special value more for the locals. Overall, the museum certainly worth a visit if you are passing by or live nearby, but do not expect to see great paintings shown on its exhibition page, which made it worth a longer travel. I hope, there will be more golden age exhibitions in the future - this is just the right place - but so far, I see nothing ahead. If you have your favorite period in American art, do check the museum collection and current exhibitions - the Web site of the museum is very good - there might be something special for you as well.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Audrey J wrote a review Nov 2019
Indiana23 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful art and knowledgeable docents! Pop, a Tiffany window, modern, etc! I am always happy when I find a Chihuly glass sculpture on a trip and this one, though smaller, does not disappoint!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Stan B wrote a review Oct 2019
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When on a bus tour through the Luarel Highlands, we had the pleasure of being guided through the museum by one of multiple staff members that was very knowledgeable of the exhibits and was able to guide our group through the many interesting facets of the museum, the history of the artwork, and the history of the artists. An excellent stop that if we had more time, would have been much more enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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