The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is located just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the heart of historic Greensburg, tucked amidst the breathtaking Laurel Highlands. The Westmoreland is a regional museum with a national presence. But, it's more than a museum. It's a destination that presents a unique look at American life. Built to inspire and engage, it's a place for people from all corners of the world to gather and experience American art. The Westmoreland's collection includes works by major artists from four centuries. It also captures the region's rich agrarian and industrial past by placing local history within the greater context of our nation. The Museum is home to more than 3,400 objects of fine and decorative American art, including a new collection of post-1950 artwork. And, every work of art has a story to tell. After a dramatic renovation and expansion, The "New" Westmoreland has become a true 21st century museum with increased gallery and education spaces, enhanced community-oriented programming, and an architecturally-dynamic and LEED-certified new wing to feature traveling exhibitions. Visitors to The "New" Westmoreland will build a deeper relationship with the Museum's diverse collection, and develop a deeper appreciation for American art.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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TertulianoMáximoAfonso
New York City, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I went to the WMAA during the holiday season specifically to see the two temporary Frank Lloyd Wright exhibitions. The “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania” exhibition was particularly enjoyable. While it may be a shame that Pittsburgh missed out on some unrealized Wright masterpieces, it was thrilling to see the WMAA bring them to life in such a thoughtful and engaging way (if you’re a Wright fan, don’t miss it). The permanent collection was also a nice surprise— it was well-organized, broader, and more impressive than I had imagined. The museum building is beautiful, with the cantilever section as a highlight, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. I live 350 miles from the museum, but, based on my experience, I became a member and hope to return soon. The WMAA is a model for other regional art museums to aspire to.
Written December 28, 2023
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Tim W
Youngstown, OH63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Exceptional building design allows for an uncluttered display of a well-balanced array of art, easy movement within and a sense of light and openess. The temporary Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit was outstanding both visually, with numerous drawings, videos and building models, and intellectually, with thought-provoking information. As a grandson of a man of German heritage who created numerous "frakturs" of family milestones, such as births, confirmations, marriages and deaths, I was pleased to be able to see all of the Westmoreland's holdings in the drawers of the accessible cabinets, which I suspect get little attention from most visitors. The frakturs are an unusual, but to me, intriguing collection worth the time and effort to examine. It was a great experience.
Written November 16, 2023
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DottyB
Pittsburgh, PA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful hidden gem! Loved seeing the Warhol and all of the Southwestern PA art. The docents were lovely and knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
Written February 12, 2020
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gitful_nedboc
Charlottesville, VA217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We stumbled upon this while seeking a place to spend a bad weather day: that feels like enormous good luck, because everything about this place--from the interesting building, the beauty and topicality of the collections, the focus on the local (with yet big connections to a much wider range of experiences), the friendly and thoughtful personnel--was thrilling. I've had visits to major museums in international capitals that were less rewarding than the one here. Don't miss it if you are in the area.
Written September 11, 2021
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Sylvanian
Pittsburgh, PA89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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.
Written January 20, 2020
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Audrey J
Indiana21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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!
Written November 1, 2019
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Pittsburgh, PA123,085 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a nice local museum. There is plenty to see and do if in the area with some extra time. I wouldn't travel a long distance to see it.
Written June 26, 2018
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Cs M
Oglesby124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This museum is a small treasure with a little bit of everything that makes art American. We were a large group and were split into groups for docent led tours. The docents were wonderful and the art fantastic. There is a range of early furniture, quilts and coverlet, sculpture, Tiffany stained glass, Chihuly glass and paintings from all eras, many by well known painters. Plus it's a bright modern cheery space. A real treasure!
Written April 25, 2018
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind review!
Written April 26, 2018
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owengleach
Princeton, NJ47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
A great spot to view seldom-seen works by world-famous and regional artists, mostly with connections of some sort to Western Pennsylvania. For instance Mary Cassatt who comes from PA Railroad money. Just received amazing collection of American bronze sculptures. Great landscapes, too, with great strength in Pennsylvania Impressionism. I am a fast gallery visitor and even so spent more than two hours here, when one hour in small museum is more my speed. Don’t miss the pink chandelier. Greensburg is a classic mill/coal/rail town. And it refuses to die, is on the way up, and that’s to be admired.
Written December 2, 2017
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Stan B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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.
Written October 20, 2019
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