Rivers of Steel - Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
Rivers of Steel - Vecherinka
Rivers of Steel - Making The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Rivers of Steel - A Passion for Collecting
Rivers of Steel - All About Color and Geometry

Ukrainian Pysanky Sale

March 20 at 11:00 AM

Pysanky EggOn Sunday, March 20, 2016, the parish of St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian OrthodoxChurch will host its 49th Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Sale.

Featuring over 1,500 handcrafted Ukrainian Easter eggs, hand made crafts from Eastern Europe, Ukrainian Embroidery, Vintage Soviet Era Ukrainian Porcelain, Ukrainian foods, basket raffles, door prizes, and church and museum tours.  

Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted for egg and craft sales only.

Hours:  11:00 am till 4:00 pm

Where:  Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, PA 15106

Information:  call 412-527-5359, visit the website or Facebook.

 

Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop

March 12 at 12:00 PM

Come learn the beautiful art of the Ukrainian Pysanka/Easter Egg.

General Class - make a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg. The fee is only $20 which covers all supplies needed to make your own Ukrainian Easter Egg to take home!

Advanced Class - learn the art of Egg Etching. This class will be limited in size and reserved for those who have some experience in egg making. The fee is $30 and covers one class only.

Workshops begin at Noon on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd.
Carnegie, PA

Contact Michael at 412-527-5359 for reservations or information. Seats are limited.

Visit the website or Facebook.


Vecherinka

February 20 at 7:30 PM

On the third Saturday of each month from September through June the Bulgarian Center hosts a Balkan music and dance party known as a vecherinka. The events begin at 7:30 and last till 11:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated.  Live music is provided by the Center’s Otets Paissii performing ensemble or by visiting guest artists. Easy-to-follow dance lessons are available during the first hour.  You’ll love the large dance floor!  Ample parking is available in the Center's private lot.

The menu includes a variety of hot and cold Bulgarian specialties and an assortment of beverages, plus a cash bar. Admission is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, phone 412-461-6188.

Where:  BMNECC, 449 W. Eighth Avenue, West Homestead

For more information, phone 412-461-6188.

Admission is $6 for BMNECC members and $8 for non-members.

 

Making The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

October 25 at 11:00 AM, Tuesday-Sunday, through April 17

To celebrate the reopening of The New Westmoreland after our major renovation and expansion, this exhibition of architectural drawings, models, photographs and renderings in the new Robertshaw Gallery on the first floor will describe the design process involved in creating the existing building from its earliest permutation to the present. The exhibition will include Phillip Johnson’s 1957 proposed design; the 1954 Sorber and Hoone design proposal as well as their subsequent design that resulted in the former 1959 building interior and exterior; the 1968 west wing addition by Deeter Ritchey Sippel Architects and their proposed but never completed east wing addition; the 1999 interior renovation by The Design Alliance, and the Ennead Architect’s design for the current transformation.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 7 pm
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art 
221 N. Main Street, 
Greensburg, PA 15601
724.837.1500 • Email 
• thewestmoreland.org

A Passion for Collecting

October 25 at 11:00 AM Tuesday-Sunday, through February 14

A Passion for Collecting: Selections from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest highlights the works of art chosen by The Westmoreland during the first round of the selection process held on December 3, 2014. In July 2014, we learned that the Museum would be the recipient of half of Richard M. Scaife’s art collection; the other half bequeathed to the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Per Mr. Scaife’s wishes, the selection process was conducted in a round-robin format (much like a sports draft).  At the conclusion of round one, a total of 71 works were acquired by each institution. The Westmoreland was also fortunate to be receive five paintings by the self-taught Pittsburgh artist John Kane (installed in the 20th century gallery nearby), bequeathed directly to the museum by Mr. Scaife.

During his lifetime, Mr. Scaife enjoyed living with his collection at his two homes in southwestern Pennsylvania as well as the houses he owned in California and Massachusetts.  In California and Massachusetts, he tended to collect the work of regional artists showing scenes from those locales. This was especially true in Nantucket where he surrounded himself with nautical subject matter by both historical and contemporary artists. A broader selection of American art could be found at his homes in Pittsburgh and Ligonier.

Mr. Scaife’s extraordinary gift fills significant gaps in the Museum’s holdings in the areas of Hudson River School painting, Boston school artists, American impressionism, and marine painting. A stained glass window entitled Moon Over Clouds by John LaFarge will serve as a wonderful complement to the Museum’s Thomas Lynch Tiffany Window, allowing visitor’s to compare Tiffany’s and LaFarge’s stained glass techniques. 

Paintings with Western Pennsylvania connections include An Interior View of Oak Manor painted in 1889 by American impressionist and realist William Merritt Chase during a visit to the Pittsburgh home of Mr. and Mrs. Porter; David Gilmour Blythe’s Prospecting/Bullcreek City that depicts both the detritus and environmental damage caused by the oil drilling boom near Oil City, PA and the potential of getting rich quick by investing in the industry; and a large view of the Laurel Ridge by contemporary artist Charles Fagan.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 7 pm
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art 
221 N. Main Street, 
Greensburg, PA 15601
724.837.1500 • Email 
• thewestmoreland.org

All About Color and Geometry

October 25 at 11:00 AM, Tuesday-Sunday, through April 17

All About Color and Geometry: Selections from the Diana and Peter Jannetta Gift of Art, will be housed in a new permanent collection gallery in the east wing, offering an overview of the collection that will come to The Westmoreland over the next decade.

In 2010, Western Pennsylvania residents Diana and Peter Jannetta promised The Westmoreland a transformational gift—their collection of over 100 objects of modern and contemporary American art. With this gift, the Jannettas have enabled The Westmoreland to broaden our collecting scope for the first time in our 56-year history, enabling the Museum to complete the story of American art through the 20th and into the 21st century, prompting the creation of a new permanent collection gallery that will be dedicated to post-1950s American art.

The Jannetta’s gift was initiated with a fractional interest in Donald Judd’s Untitled, 1987 which, as of December 2013, became a full gift to the collection. Highlights of their collection include Kenneth Noland’s tranquil shaped canvas entitled Blue Wind, of 1977; a luminous painting by Richard Anuszkiewicz, a major force in the op art movement of the 1960s; Sol LeWitt’s exquisitely pure white geometric form, Pyramid #6, of 1986; and a commanding blown-glass Chandelier, 1995 by Dale Chihuly, a 2014 gift that will hang prominently at the Museum’s north entrance. 


Comprised of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, glass, ceramics, and photographs, the Jannetta’s promised gift includes works by other such noted American artists as James Turrell, Barry LeVa, Dorothea Rockburne, Mel Bochner, Pat Steir, Ellsworth Kelly, John McCracken; glass artists Dante Marioni, Stephen Powell, Thurman Statom; and ceramicists Warren MacKenzie, Ed Eberle. Works by such great photographic master as Mathew Brady, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand, among others, will substantially grow the Museum’s photography collection.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 7 pm
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art 
221 N. Main Street, 
Greensburg, PA 15601
724.837.1500 • Email 
• thewestmoreland.org

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