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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
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Sean Derry, Matthew Forrest and Gary Jurysta
Wednesday March 04, 2015 - Sunday March 29, 2015
Free


Left: Sean Derry, An Interlude to Stillness; Center: Matthew Forrest, Hunting Icon; Right: Gary Jurysta, Emerging Light
Artist Sean Derry has an ongoing interest in mechanical devices and amateur engineering, which can be partially attributed to his childhood experience repairing lawnmowers. He incorporates this interest in his artwork through explorations of the lived experience of a place and investigates alternative strategies for inhabiting these environments.

"I celebrate amateur solutions to complex problems," he says. "I repurpose discarded objects and build mechanical contraptions that perform. The vulnerability of these instruments is critical to comprehending the humility of intervening to reorder everyday conditions. I work to establish an equilibrium between ambition and uncertainty and use this frame to assess the perplexities of contemporary being."

Derry's work includes installations, commissions and curatorial projects. Through his curatorial work, he has developed projects for the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, Trust for Public Land, Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center, Art in Action, National Institute for Fitness and Sport, and Waterman Agricultural Center. Derry has completed public commissions for the University of Alaska, the City of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Cultural Trail. In 2006, one of his commissions, Charting Pogues Run, was featured in the Americans for the Arts Year in Review. Derry is the recipient of grants from the Sprout Fund, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and Edith Fergus-Gilmore Trust. Derry, who grew up in Alaska, currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the area head of sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Matthew Forrest's work synthesizes historical, mythological and spiritual imagery. He incorporates specific references from his farmland and hunting upbringing in western Pennsylvania, connecting the personal and regional with global conditions and diverse belief systems. Forrest's imagery is appropriated and invented, derived from direct observation and experience and combined with research of behaviors and narratives surrounding faith and its practice.

"My own interpretation of religious accounts taps into astronomy and mythology, using animal and human imagery to explore and question how we see, know and believe in this world," he says. "Early religious and mythological imagery, from icons, manuscripts, and constellations, provides sources and clues for contemporary conditions. Issues of space, sound, and the distortion of imagery over time are also concerns that thread throughout my work, whether through manual, mechanical or electronic processes in printmaking, drawing or installation. Connecting imagery and technologies from the past with those of the present further engages and challenges the viewer, inviting them to participate in rethinking our conception of the world, its origins, meaning and future."

Forrest received his BFA from Slippery Rock University in 2005 and his MFA from West Virginia University in 2008. He currently works for Artist Image Resource (AIR) as an Associate Printer and for Carnegie Mellon University as Printmaking & Metal-Smithing Tech. Forrest's teaching experience includes Carnegie Mellon University, West Virginia University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Jurysta is an abstract painter who creates both 2-D paintings and sculptured, optical-color fields on curved canvas. His work explores how the process of artmaking and the visual elements in the work itself relate to patterns in nature, such as line, rhythm, movement and progression. Jurysta investigates the behavior of various viscosities on shaped surfaces and how colors interact and define the contours of those surfaces. He associates these investigations with nature and how various forces like temperature, water, evaporation and wind erode and shape earth's terrain.

"In the end," he says, "what I hope to achieve is a rich, dynamic and interesting visual statement."

Jurysta holds a MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College CUNY, Brooklyn, New York. His work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the country including the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Public collections include the Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Carnegie Museum of Art; and The Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Opening: Friday, March 13 from 5 - 7 PM at Art on Tap. Admission is $7 and includes music by Detention, a scavenger hunt, light bites from The Kitchen on Main, beer from All Saints Brewing Company, wine and non-alcoholic drink selections. This month's Art on Tap is sponsored by the Blackburn Center and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibitions at Westmoreland @rt 30
April 1 - April 26, 2015: Adrienne Heinrich and Brian Geary
April 29 - May 31, 2015: Scott Hunter
June 3 - July 12, 2015: John Flatz, Sarika Goulatia, Patricia Kelly

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Saturday April 4 : 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Surface Treatment
04.04.15 - 06.28.15 : 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Open Studio
Friday April 10 : 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Art on Tap 5.2.7
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
Saturday May 9 : 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Yogathon for The "New" Westmoreland
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 DeFade 
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
03.30.15
Richard M. Scaife Art Collection Bequest Now Finalized
03.25.15
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Adrienne Heinrich and Brian Geary at Westmoreland @rt 30
02.25.15
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Sean Derry, Matthew Forrest and Gary Jurysta at Westmoreland @rt 30
02.02.15
Paintings by Artist John Kane on View at Westmoreland @rt 30
01.28.15
Pop-Up Exhibition Featuring Rebecca Slemmons 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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