Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Greensburg, PA





About the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art endeavors to enrich and educate the public, and to stimulate and inspire through its exhibitions and collections of art and toys from the late 18th century to the present, with an emphasis on Southwestern Pennsylvania art. The WMAA also nurtures current and future generations through educational programs, promotes the artists of the region, and strives to sustain a collaborative environment in which the arts are enjoyed, understood and can thrive.

The WMAA is located at 221 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA. Please call the Museum for hours and admission fees.

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Born of Fire: the Valley of Work: Industrial Scenes of Southwestern ..., By Barbara L. Jones, Edward K. Muller, Joel Arthur Tarr. Published 2006 by Westmoreland Museum of American Art. 160 pages. ISBN:0931241316. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. Google Books says:"Born of fire is a development, distribution and promotional social enterprise that generates products and other offerings promoting southwestern Pennsylvania's industrial and cultural heritage, thereby connecting people to this legacy" -- P.6.

Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism and Its Response in Pennsylvania Painting, 1900-1950, by Betsy Fahlman, Barbara L. Jones. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Feb 1, 2006 - 72 pages. Google Books says: "Artists Of The Commonwealth: Realism and its Response in Pennsylvania Painting, 1900-1950, is a page catalog created to accompany the exhibition of the same name organized as a collaboration between Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and the Erie Art Museum. It is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. This exhibition brings together the work of Pennsylvania artists that, although stylistically varied, are firmly based upon the foundation of representational art. By celebrating the contributions of Pennsylvania artists and placing them and their work within the greater context of American art, this exhibition will provide museum visitors with a rare opportunity to assess the direction of art at the opening of the 20th century."

Spirit of a Community: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris, By Henry J. Simonds, Kenneth Love, Linda Benedict-Jones. Published 2001 by Westmoreland Museum of American Art. 52 pages. ISBN:0931241286. Google Books says: "Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, February 24-June 10, 2001."

Nature's Bounty: Still Life Painting in Southwestern Pennsylvania 1860-1910, By Judith H. O'Toole, Kevin T. O'Toole. Published 2001 by Westmoreland Museum of American Art. 48 pages. ISBN:0931241294. see: Nature's Bounty: Still Life Painting in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1860-1910; essay by Judith Hansen O'Toole (7/21/01)

Gifford Beal: At the Water's Edge : Fishing Paintings from the 1920s and 1930s, By Jeffrey Wechsler. Published 1999 by Westmoreland Museum of American Art. 16 pages

Southwestern Pennsylvania Painters, 1800-1945, edited by Paul A. Chew. Published 1983 by Westmoreland Museum of American Art. 178 pages. ISBN:0931241170

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