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Westmoreland @rt 30

We're currently in a temporary home in the former Stickley-Audi furniture store on route 30 between Greensburg and Latrobe during the renovation and expansion of the Museum. This 30,000 square foot building allows us to keep the collection with us, our staff together, and our events, educational and public programs humming. This location has been dubbed Westmoreland @rt 30.

Westmoreland @rt 30
4764 State Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601

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Tuesday - Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.







The Future Westmoreland

Our plans for the renovation and expansion of the Museum and its redesigned landscape have passed Greensburg’s Architectural Review Board, Planning Commission and City Council. We opened our “War Room” with a stunning model, lots of renderings, a full set of plans, and a table full of materials planned for the building and its interiors for you to pick up and touch. We also have a section for you to make comments and give us feedback. The “War Room” will change as we have new information, drawings and other items pertinent to the construction period.


Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Current Exhibition
Peddling Personalities: Portrait and Still Life Pairings
Saturday October 25, 2014 - Sunday March 01, 2015
Free


L: Jerome Myers (1867-1940), Self-Portrait in Feathered Hat, 1927, Oil on Canvas, 30 1/4 x 25 in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Barry E. Downes, 2007.13

R: Kurt Pfaff, Red Shoes and Brass Clock, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in.
This exhibition will pair still life paintings created by regional artists with portraits from our permanent collection. Fourteen contemporary regional artists were invited to select a portrait from the Museum's collection and asked to pair up one of their still life works with the portrait. Artists could submit an existing still life or were invited to create a new work for the exhibition. The artists were asked to consider how the objects in their still life might reflect the person in the portrait and were invited to write an extended label explaining their selections.

This exhibition is one component of a multi-school project that explores selfies, self-portraiture, self-exploration and self-expression. The project is named Self-E. An exhibition of student work that results from this project will go on display in the Museum on November 15. As part of the selfie/Self-E project, students will visit the Museum for an immersive tour during which they will experience numerous activities that help explore how artists express themselves or their subjects. One of the components will include examining how objects sometimes seem to define who we are. Students will explore the Peddling Personalities exhibition as they explore this phenomenon and will have an opportunity to create still life installations that they think reflect the people in the portraits.



  • Upcoming Exhibitions
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Thrust Excavation by Chris McGinnis
Wednesday January 07, 2015 - Sunday February 01, 2015



Chris McGinnis, Fault #4, Torn Paper, Charcoal, Gesso on Rag Paper, 45 x 25 inches
Chris McGinnis grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania during the waning years of post-war industrial America. Shortly after he was born the steel mills closed and the coal industry consolidated. As a child of the 1980s McGinnis developed romantic notions of America's industrial past. The ruins of a 19th century tannery, located near his family cabin on the Clarion River in Elk County Pennsylvania and hidden amongst the dense overgrowth were the backdrops for his childhood reveries. Like an effigy to the impermanence of industrial progress, rectangular mounds of dirt and moss supplant the solid railroad ties that once transported hides to and from that tannery.

As both artist and curator, McGinnis' research continually returns to notions of growth and decline relating to technology and the human experience. Projects inspired by this research chronicle the pursuit of progress and its effect on all facets of society, ranging from industry and community to science and entertainment. Iconography representing the abundance and promise of industrial modernism is reminiscent of a time when American optimism was specifically manifested in large-scale construction and the built environment.

McGinnis earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 2010. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, with over ten solo exhibitions and over 40 group exhibitions in recent years - including shows at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and University of Arizona Museum of Art. He is co-founder of the ALLOY Pittsburgh arts initiative and will present this project for the 2014 International Arts in Society Conference in Rome, Italy. Chris regularly attends national and international artist-in-residence programs. His work has been published in the National Studio Visit Magazine, European Art Magazine, The MFA Now catalog, Manifest's International Painting Annual as well as numerous local and university publications including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. As an artist, curator and educator, McGinnis has worked for institutions across the country including Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Arizona. He is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Director of the University's Kipp Gallery.

Opening: Friday, January 9, 2015 from 5 - 7 PM at Art on Tap. Admission is $7 and includes music by Gashouse Annie, a scavenger hunt, light bites from the Parkwood Inn, beer from All Saints Brewing Company, wine and non-alcoholic drink selections. This month's Art on Tap is sponsored by Trib Total Media.

Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibitions at Westmoreland @rt 30
February 4 - March 1: Rebecca Slemmons
March 4 - March 29: Sean Derry, Gary Jurysta and Matthew Forrest
April 1 - April 26: Adrienne Heinrich and Brian Geary


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01.31.15 - 05.30.15 : 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Open Studio
Saturday February 7 : 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A Paper Trail
Wednesday February 11 : 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Pop-Up Studio with Kathy Dlugos
Friday February 13 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
Saturday March 7 : 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coil, Slab, Pinch
Friday March 13 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
Wednesday March 18 : 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Pop-Up Studio with Ron Nigro
Saturday March 21 : 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Family Day
Saturday April 4 : 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Surface Treatment
Friday April 10 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
Saturday April 18 : 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Yogathon for The Future Westmoreland
Wednesday April 22 : 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Pop-Up Studio with Carol Brode
04.25.15 - 04.26.15 : 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Poetry & Bookmaking Workshop
Saturday May 2 : 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A Puppet Show
Tuesday May 5 : 6:00AM - 11:59PM
WestmorelandGives Day of Giving
Friday May 8 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap
Wednesday May 20 : 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Pop-Up Studio with Ryan Lammie
Friday June 12 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap
Friday July 10 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Thursday September 18 : 7:30PM
Firm Roots featuring James Moore, Jeff Bush, Eric Defade, Alton Merrell, Paul Thompson, and Thomas Wendt
Thursday October 16 : 7:30PM
RML Jazz
Thursday November 20 : 7:30PM
Donna Bailey
Thursday December 18 : 7:30PM
Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters
Thursday January 15 : 7:30PM
Eric Barchiesi
Thursday February 19 : 7:30PM
Eric DeFadeĀ 
Thursday March 19 : 7:30PM
Harold Betters Quartet
Thursday April 16 : 7:30PM
Kevin McManus and The Bone Forum
Thursday May 21 : 7:30PM
Craig Davis Consortium
Friday June 19 : 7:00PM
Jazz in June in St. Clair Park - TBD
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Press Releases
01.28.15
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Rebecca Slemmons at Westmoreland @rt 30
12.30.14
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Chris McGinnis at Westmoreland @rt 30
12.03.14
Selection Process of Richard M. Scaife Art Collection Gift Commenced Today
10.20.14
Peddling Personalities Exhibition Opening on Saturday, October 25
10.02.14
Extensive Collection of American Sculpture Gifted to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art by Dr. Michael Nieland
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News Links
07.17.14
Publishing Billionaire Leaves Art Collection to Two Museums
07.16.14
Artist sheds light on piece of Mt. Pleasant Township's history
07.15.14
Scaife leaves artworks to museum
07.14.14
Most of Richard Mellon Scaife's wealth tied up in trusts, his will shows
07.14.14
Richard Mellon Scaife Leaves Art to Westmoreland, Brandywine Museums
07.13.14
Out & About: Westmoreland Museum of American Art's Art on Tap 5.2.7
07.12.14
iPads replace traditional placecards alongside art at GMOA
07.11.14
Scaife donates art to Brandywine, Westmoreland art museums
07.07.14
Greensburg art museum focuses on bringing in first-timers
07.03.14
Westmoreland Museum of American Art appoints new marketing director
06.28.14
'Associated Artists' exhibit spotlights variety in Western Pa.
06.25.14
Bridges could become part of Greensburg art piece
06.21.14
Scaife: 'Art can ... inspire us to live better lives'
06.15.14
103rd Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Exhibition on display at Westmoreland @rt 30
06.15.14
Georgia Museum of Art shows masterworks spanning 200 years of American art
04.30.14
Exhibit: Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art
04.16.14
'Bridge the Gap' project advances at Westmoreland Museum of American Art
04.11.14
Brooklyn artist details vision for bridges leading Westmoreland art museum
02.22.14
Employees take 'hard hat tour' of Westmoreland museum progress
01.14.14
$1M marked for Westmoreland art museum
12.30.13
Westmoreland Museum of American Art makeover under way
11.30.13
Westmoreland Museum of American Art's expansion to feature lush landscape
08.08.13
Artist chosen to bridge the gap between cultural district, downtown Greensburg
08.06.13
Westmoreland Museum of American Art Keeping Busy During $38M Renovation
07.20.13
The future Westmoreland Museum of American Art breaks ground in Pennsylvania
07.06.13
Westmoreland museum begins building the future
04.09.13
Museum expansion get thumbs-up from city council
02.20.13
Historic review board recommends city council OKs expansion plan for Westmoreland museum
01.26.12
Westmoreland museum gets $8 million grant
01.25.12
Westmoreland Museum of American Art receives largest donation
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