The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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travelingtips
North Carolina197 contributions
Jan 2022
This was my first time visiting The Westmoreland Museum of Art since I was a college student over 20 yrs ago. My family and I enjoyed our visit. As a Seton Hill Alum, I love that there is now one of Sister Josefa Filkosky's Pipe Dreams sculptures outside of the museum. There are many wonderful paintings including one that a college friend and I always liked when we visited (Still Life with Fruit (Severin Roesen) and the Southwestern PA landscapes collection. Also, beautiful sculptures, a Tiffany window, Chihuly glass installation, and more. There is also currently free admission due to support and donations that you can leave on your way out... so if this is not something you would normally go and check out, I encourage you to do so. You are allowed to take photos (w/o flash) throughout the museum. Photos seemed encouraged with signs but I will say I felt watched by volunteers and staff during my visit.
Written February 25, 2022
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Judith A
Pittsburgh, PA481 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
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!
Written March 5, 2020
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Rosie0302
Pennsylvania61 contributions
Aug 2021
A trip to the WMAA is always enjoyable. Recently we viewed the exhibit by the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society which just delighted me with the talent of our local artists capturing many different subjects. The traveling exhibit Border Cantos was very well curated especially as it is such a sensitive and sobering topic. The permanent collection has such variety and it's wonderful to focus on "our" American Art forms. The galleries and exhibits were sparkling clean, I wonder if they dust every single day ? Staff made sure we all stayed safe with Covid 19 protocols in place. I've encouraged my friends and co-workers to visit SOON!
Written August 23, 2021
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DottyB
Pittsburgh, PA44 contributions
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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Sylvanian
Pittsburgh, PA76 contributions
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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Pittsburgh, PA45,923 contributions
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
Oglesby134 contributions
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, NJ39 contributions
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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gitful_nedboc
Charlottesville, VA200 contributions
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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Audrey J
Indiana23 contributions
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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