Westmoreland Museum of American Art
With a permanent collection bringing together over 3,400 objects of fine and decorative American art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art is a significant cultural destination. Highlights include works by preeminent American artists Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer, among others. Although the strongest representation is in mid-18th to mid-20th century art, a growing collection of post-1950 works, including ones by Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt, is rapidly making the Museum all encompassing in time period. It also boasts an important collection by artists from southwestern Pennsylvania and works featuring the region as the subject matter, often through depictions of either agrarian landscapes or industrial scenes.
Located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, just outside Pittsburgh, the Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009, and in 2013, a transformational renovation and expansion project began. As part of a multi-year business plan tied to the renovation and expansion, the Museum has launched Imagine What’s Possible: The Westmoreland Capital and Endowment Campaign with a $38 million fundraising goal to ensure the organization’s long term sustainability.
During the renovation and expansion, which is set for completion in summer 2015, the Museum’s temporary home – Westmoreland @rt 30 – on PA State Route 30 features select works from the permanent collection, monthly Pop-Up Exhibitions by local artists, adult studio workshops, hands-on art activities for children on Sundays, Art on Tap happy hour events on the second Friday of each month and more. An American Marketplace, the Shop at Westmoreland @rt 30 supports the Museum’s mission of being a center for American art by carrying jewelry, ceramics and more by artists from around the country.