Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Westmoreland Museum of American Art November 2010 – May 2011

Westmoreland Museum of American Art Calendar of Events: November 2010 – May 2011

Museum admission: adults $5 suggested donation; children under 12 and students with valid ID are free. Programs such as lectures are free, unless otherwise noted.

www.wmuseumaa.org , 221 N Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, info@wmuseumaa.org

Museum Hours: Wed. - Sun 11 AM - 5 PM; Thurs. 11 AM - 9 PM


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

BARCLAY GALLERY
Born of Fire: The Valley Work is the story of a shared past and future forged from steel, as seen through the eyes of both national and regional artists. These images express the immense energy, power, wonder and force of the vast industrial complex that took shape in the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth-century, a time when Pittsburgh became the nation's foremost center of iron making and mass-produced steel. The collection also includes works by contemporary artists that represent remnants of the steel city. Together, they form a lasting record of the artistic and historic legacy of the southwestern Pennsylvania region.



TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

November 20 - December 26, 2010

Transatlantic Journal Project Student Art Exhibition

View reproductions of entries from the Transatlantic Journal Project. This exhibition is the finale of a year-long collaboration between Greensburg-Salem High School, three schools in Oberhausen, Germany and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. The Transatlantic Journal Project is facilitated by Westmoreland Museum of American Art (US) & LVR- Industriemuseum (Germany) and funded by Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad, a program of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State in partnership with the American Association of Museums. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Free and open to the public. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.



Through January 9, 2011

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: Celebrating a Century of Art

This exhibition consists of a sampling of the same artists who participated in both the first Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) exhibition in 1910 at the Pittsburgh Opera House, and the second exhibition in 1911, marking the first year that it was held at Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art). A small show within the exhibition will highlight the work of Joseph Woodwell, who died unexpectedly in 1911, simulating the memorial tribute made by AAP in their annual exhibition that year.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Free with admission donation. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Through January 9, 2011

WALSH GALLERY

Remnants: Paintings by Joyce Werwie Perry

This exhibition features the work of Joyce Werwie Perry, the 2008 recipient of The Westmoreland Exhibition Award selected from the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh annual exhibition.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Free with admission donation. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


January 30 – April 24, 2011
American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum

American art abounds in landscape images that frame the way we look at nature and serve as visual points of reference for our memory. We may be drawn to these works for their descriptive evocations of the natural world or for their power to remind us of places we have known, but seldom do we reflect on the force of this attraction. Perhaps it is a longing for ‘putting down roots’ in a society where ‘transplanting’ has become the norm. These terms, borrowed from the lexicon of gardening, may serve to remind us that we are creatures of nature, too, and that our human condition is inextricably bound up with that of the natural world around us. This exhibition, a selection of thirty-nine nineteenth and twentieth-century American landscape paintings drawn from the permanent collection of The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York, invites viewers to consider how these images of place can trigger our memory, stir our feelings and kindle a yearning for the reassuring familiarity of the past.

Funding for the American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum exhibition is provided by: The Heinz Endowments, Henry L. Hillman Foundation, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Millstein Charitable Foundation

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Free with admission donation. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


January 30 – April 24, 2011

WALSH GALLERY

At the River’s Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane

Patrick Ruane grew up in the suburbs among woods and polluted creeks, but to him running wild through the woods was magical. The Allegheny River was only three miles away, and from an early age it made a visual impression on him. He finds the river views hypnotic. As a teenager, he canoed and camped on the Allegheny, and from that point, Ruane knew the river was a symbol of possibilities; a vein of water connected to all the other great rivers, forests, natural wonders and places he longed to visit and perhaps, escape. Bands of sky, land, water, muted colors and fog that comprise his paintings convey a calm, unhurried, perhaps meditative nature. Ruane lives in Glenshaw, PA and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Free with admission donation. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


May 15 – Sept 4, 2011

They Practice What They Teach: Artist Faculty of Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1925 – 1950

Roger Anliker, Edmund Ashe, Clarence Carter, Esther Topp Edmunds, Balcomb Greene, Robert Gwathmey, Russell “Papa” Hyde, Roy Hilton, Alexander Kostellow, Robert Lepper, Norwood MacGilvery, Kindred McLeary, Wilfred Readio, Samuel Rosenberg, Raymond Simboli, Charles Taylor, Russell Twiggs, Everett Warner, and Howard Worner were among the artists who dedicated a portion of their artistic careers to teaching in the Department of Fine Art at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) between 1925 and 1950. This exhibition highlights the work of these artists while at the same time celebrates a quarter-century of art making in Pittsburgh.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Free with admission donation. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.



PROGRAMS, LECTURES & SPECIAL EVENTS


Friday, November 19, 2010 from 6:30 – 8 PM

Exhibition Opening: Transatlantic Journal Project Student Art Exhibition

Come and join the celebration of the grand finale of the Building a Transatlantic Bridge project! This student art exhibition is the conclusion of a year-long collaboration with Greensburg Salem High School, three schools in Oberhausen, Germany and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. The Transatlantic Journal Project is facilitated by Westmoreland Museum of American Art (US) & LVR- Industriemuseum (Germany) and funded by Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad, a program of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State in partnership with the American Association of Museums. Free and open to the public.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 29 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7 PM

Thursday Evenings at The Westmoreland

Founding Fellowship

Could Lila B. Hetzel have ever imagined that the exhibition by local artists that she organized at the Pittsburgh Opera House in 1910 would become a major platform for the exhibition of regional art for the following century? The organization that sprang from that initial group of artists, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, has continued to be a force in bringing recognition to local artists and expanding the understanding and appreciation of art to the public. Join Chief Curator Barbara Jones for a gallery talk about these founding members and their fellow artists who impacted the art scene in Pittsburgh. Free program.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 10 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.



Friday, December 10, 2010 from 5 – 7 PM

Art on Tap 5.2.7

End the work week with happy hour at The Westmoreland. Admission is $7 and includes 2 drink tickets (beer or wine).

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 17 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.



Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 11 AM – 4 PM

Holiday Artists Fair

Twenty-seven artists will be showcased in the lower lobby and McKenna Gallery. Features jewelry, woodenware, felt flowers, pottery, glass art, handmade cards and stationery, painted artwork originals and prints, and Fraktur items. We will also be giving away a $200 gift basket during the event! Free event.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 41 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Friday, January 14, 2011 from 5 – 7 PM

Art on Tap 5.2.7

End the work week with happy hour at The Westmoreland. Admission is $7 and includes 2 drink tickets (beer or wine).

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 17 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 6:30 – 8 PM

Preview Reception: American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum and At the River’s Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane

This exhibition, a selection of thirty-nine nineteenth and twentieth-century American landscape paintings drawn from the permanent collection of The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York, invites viewers to consider how these images of place can trigger our memory, stir our feelings and kindle a yearning for the reassuring familiarity of the past. Free event.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 29 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.



CHILDREN CLASSES & FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Friday, November 26, 2010 from 11 AM – 3 PM

Family Day: Special Event

Imagine Nation Day

Start the holiday season with a day the whole family will enjoy at The Westmoreland. At Imagine Nation Day, families can participate in fun activities. And no party would be complete without live entertainment and punch and cookies. Imagine Nation Day activities include: touring the Museum with one of our Discover Backpacks that are loaded with fun learning activities; scavenger hunt; children’s gift basket raffle; and children can register to become a member of the Imagine Nation Club. Imagine Nation® is a brand developed by the Westmoreland Museum of American Art with the goal of providing children and adults with a fun, new way to experience art. Free program.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 19 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 10 AM to 12:00 noon
SECOND SATURDAY STUDIOS - Storytelling Art
Be the main character in a painting that tells a story! Tour exhibition Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: Celebrating a Century of Art and get inspired. In the studio you’ll use paint and real artist canvas to create a narrative painting.

Developed for children ages 7-10, these fun-filled two-hour Be an Artist! classes ignite creative experimentation while teaching fundamental art techniques.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Fee: $20 per class or $32 for two classes. Registration is required. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 10 for more information.



WESTMORELAND JAZZ SOCIETY


Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Kenny Blake

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students 21 and under. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Tania Grubbs

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Salsamba

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students 21 and under. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Benny Benack

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students 21 and under. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Harold Betters Quartet

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students 21 and under. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Eric Barchiesi

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students 21 and under. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance: Lisa Ferraro

Performances take place at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on the third Thursday of the month. $10 for WJS members, $15 for nonmembers and $3 for students 21 and under. 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Admission is payable at the door. Call 724/837-1500 ext. 27 or visit www.wmuseumaa.org for more information.


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