A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
July 9–October 16, 2016
Exploring the extraordinary work created by self-taught or minimally trained artists in New England, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the South between 1800 and 1925.
Also, experience the Please Touch & Create Fun interactive folk art exhibition featuring objects from local collectors in the Museum’s Robertshaw Gallery.
A Shared Legacy is drawn from the Barbara L. Gordon Collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, VA. This exhibition is supported by the Hillman Exhibition Fund of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Welcome to a museum of exceptional character, individuality and beauty. With a deep passion for and knowledge of American art, a preeminent collection, and a newly expanded space, The Westmoreland is a true one-of-a-kind.
The Westmoreland is a regional museum with a national presence. But, it's more than a museum. It's a destination that presents a unique look at American life. Built to inspire and engage, it's a place for people from all corners of the world to gather and experience American art.
The Westmoreland's collection includes works by major artists from four centuries and captures the region's rich agrarian and industrial past by placing local history within the greater context of our nation. We're home to more than 3,400 objects of fine and decorative American art, including our newest collection of post-1950 artwork. Every work of art has a story to tell.
On the heels of a dramatic renovation, The Westmoreland has become a true 21st century museum. We've increased our gallery and education spaces, enhanced our community-oriented programming, and literally raised the roof to include more traveling exhibitions.
Why? So visitors may build a deeper relationship with our diverse collection, and develop a deeper appreciation for American art.
Closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
$15 suggested donation for adults ($10 for seniors age 65+)
Free admission for children (18 & under), students (with valid ID), veterans, and military (active duty & reserve) and their families.
The Museum and gardens are ADA accessible.