Westmoreland Museum of American Art

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Westmoreland Museum of American Art 2013.jpg
Main entrance on Park Street before remodelling
Established 1959
Location Greensburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coordinates 40°18′22″N 79°32′41″W / 40.3060°N 79.5448°W / 40.3060; -79.5448
Type Art museum
Director Judith Hansen O'Toole[1]
Curator Barbara L. Jones[1]
Website thewestmoreland.org [1]


The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is an art museum in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, devoted to American art, with a particular concentration on the art of southwestern Pennsylvania.[2]

Art lover Mary Marchand Woods bequeathed her entire estate to establish The Woods Marchand Foundation in 1949. The museum developed from this foundation, opening ten years later.[3]

William H. Gerdts wrote that

... in western Pennsylvania the Westmoreland Museum of Art in Greensburg, rather than the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, has pioneered regional investigations.[4]

A Tim Prentice kinetic sculpture is installed in the south facade.[5]

Selected artists represented in the permanent collection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Westmoreland Museum staff". Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Fahlman, Betsy (2006). "Current Research on the Art of Industry Artists at Work: Imaging Place, Work, and Process". IA, The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. Society for Industrial Archeology. 32 (2): 55–56. JSTOR 40968738. 
  3. ^ "Westmoreland Museum history". Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Gerdts, William H. (1990). Art Across America: Two Centuries of Regional Painting, 1710-1920. One. New York, NY: Abbeville Press. p. 13. ISBN 1-55859-033-1. 
  5. ^ Thomas, M. (18 October 2015). "Westmoreland Museum of American Art spreads its wings". Pittsburg Post Gazette. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 

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