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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

Hours
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 by Francis Crisafio and Robert Raczka
Wednesday October 29, 2014 - Sunday November 30, 2014
Free


Left: Francis Crisafio, Sam; Right: Robert Raczka, Untitled (race car driver)
Francis Crisafio's artistic background began in painting and printmaking with undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Photography was a peripheral skill he used to augment his work but became a primary discipline in the early 1990s. He focuses on portraiture and long-term photographic projects.

Crisafio's subject for this exhibition is "Samson's Hair Repaired," a long-standing documentation of a 95 year old Italian immigrant barber named Tony, who has been cutting hair for eight decades in the same barbershop located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, PA. It documents the interaction Tony has with his customers, which include multi-generational families and people of all ages, classes and ethnicity, by recording Tony's and his customer's stories of the neighborhood they grew up in.

Crisafio's artwork has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art in Butler, PA as well as the Wood Street Galleries and 707 Penn Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Robert Raczka is an artist, writer, and occasional curator. His primarily medium is photography, but he also works with collage.

According to the artist, "The connecting thread between my work in photography, collage, and artist-curator projects with 'found artwork' is my engagement with popular culture and taste, a preoccupation with the public communications of advertising and marketing, and the often-tenuous connection between representation and reality. In an oblique way these photographs are about our world, which includes elements of nature even as it is filled with manufactured goods and overlaid with images and concepts designed to shape desires and influence behavior."

For 19 years Raczka taught and directed the art gallery at Allegheny College, where he is emeritus professor of art. Articles about his work have been published in solo exhibitions at Chatham University, Pittsburgh; Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia; Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia; University of Rochester; Pittsburgh Filmmakers; Oklahoma State University; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; and 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh. His artwork has been written about in Afterimage, Art in America, The Photo Review, Art Papers, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Raczka has contributed art criticism to many publications and is a regular contributor to Pittsburgh City Paper. In addition to organizing many exhibitions for Allegheny College, he has guest curated exhibitions including "Crowdsourced" at SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh (2013), and the artist-curator project "The Takeaway: Made with Love" at 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh (2014).

Opening: Friday, November 14 from 5 - 7 PM at Art on Tap. Admission is $7 and includes music by Detention, a scavenger hunt, light bites and drinks, including beer from All Saints Brewing Company. This month's Art on Tap is sponsored by Mountain View Dental.

Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibitions at Westmoreland @rt 30
December 3 - January 4: Richard Claraval and Mona Wiley
January 7 - February 1: Chris McGinnis
February 4 - March 1: Rebecca Slemmons

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Saturday November 29 : 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Family Day
11.29.14 - 03.29.15 : 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Imagine Nation Open Studio
Tuesday December 2 :
#GivingTuesday
Saturday December 6 : 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Stained
Wednesday December 10 : 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Pop-Up Studio with Richard Claraval
Friday December 12 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
Saturday December 20 : 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Members Shopping Day
Friday January 9 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
Friday February 13 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
Friday March 13 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
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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
11.21.14
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Richard Claraval and Mona Wiley at Westmoreland @rt 30
11.18.14
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With A Purpose
10.22.14
Pop-Up Exhibition by Francis Crisafio and Robert Raczka at Westmoreland @rt 30
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
09.24.14
Pop-Up Exhibition by Gabe Felice and Jacob Stempky at Westmoreland @rt 30
09.18.14
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art Joins Smithsonian Magazines Tenth Annual Museum Day Live!
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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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