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Arts & Museums
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is an exquisite art museum and holds immense significance. The museum specifically focuses on the art cultures and depictions of the Southwestern Pennsylvania. The museum site was opened to the general public in the year 1959. There is an array of eminent artists' collection that permanently stays preserved in the museum. The museum operates from Wednesday through Sunday, each week. Further details can be gathered by visiting their official website.
The Donora Smog Museum was established in 2008 to commemorate the tragic smog disaster that occurred in the city on October 26, 1948. It was caused allegedly due to the air pollution of the steel plants leading to the loss of 20 lives and leaving thousands sick. The museum opened on the 60th anniversary of the incident and showcases interesting aerial photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.
Operated by the Friends of the Monroeville Public Library, Gallery Space features frequently changing exhibits of the work of local and regional artists. Gallery Space is open during Library hours.
"Dedicated to making its programs and activities accessible to the people of the southwestern area of central Pennsylvania," the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art "exists to preserve, exhibit and advance American art." Modeled on an authentic log cabin design that reflects the historic community, the Ligonier Valley facility features the Walter Carlyle Shaw Paperweight Collection, which is on permanent display in a custom installation that frames the exhibition gallery.
Come to Fort Ligonier and step into a time warp that takes you back a couple of centuries to the days when King George II reigned over England. Modeled on the original, this life-sized replica, situated on the top of a hill in the Laurel Highlands, is one of the most magnificent in the United States. Bring the family along to relive the days of old. Artifacts relating to George Washington and General John Forbes are featured here, as well as memorabilia from the country's early warring days. A short video kicks off a very comprehensive tour, which takes visitors through the awesome site. Stroll through an array of paintings at the site's museum, or attend one of the special activities held on certain days. Stop at the store on your way out, to take home a piece of history.
Also known as the Nemacolin Castle, this historic landmark is located in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of Monongahela River. The castle was constructed in the Victorian era, when the crenellated tower was considered an engineering genius. It is one of several large buildings of the 1800s that are still standing in the Pennsylvania region. Three generations of the Bowman family lived in the castle after which it was purchased by the National Historic Society. It is now operated as a house museum and is open for public visits.
The Frank L. Melega Art Museum was conceptualized by family friend Norma Ryan who decided to set up a lasting home for the works of Frank. This was how it was born in May 1999 when the residents of Brownville awoke to one of the finest museums dedicated to collecting, preserving and showcasing artworks. Lovers of landscapes, portraits, cities, logos, drawings, still life and Impressionism will have lot to look forward to at this museum which also has a good range of educational events lined up.
Trundle Manor is a must-visit when in Swissvale. This unique place stands out from the neighborhood homes because of the coffins donning the entrance. Step inside for an intriguing exhibition of oddities with macabre leanings. Peruse the eclectic collection for gas masks, medical instruments, animal skulls, weapons, antiques, art and sculptures. Their assortment of vintage taxidermy deserves a special mention.
Concept Art Gallery is one of Pittsburgh's oldest galleries. The classical space houses American art, antique prints and regional paintings with an emphasis on images of Pittsburgh industrial past, as well as "Contemporary Realist" paintings. The walls mix classic paintings with contemporary artwork by regional and national artists.
An exquisite collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, tapestries and Chinese porcelains are part of the collection of artworks assembled by Henry Clay Frick, the Pittsburgh industrialist and lieutenant of Andrew Carnegie. The Italian Renaissance-style structure is situated in a quiet neighborhood setting, adjacent to Frick Park. Occasionally, free Sunday afternoon chamber music concerts are held in the museum auditorium. The museum is part of the Frick Art and Historical Center, which includes Clayton, the Frick Family mansion and the Frick Carriage Museum.
Over five acres (2.02 hectares) of lawns, gardens and historic buildings make up the Frick Art and Historical Center, which is adjacent to part of the sprawling Frick Park. Landmarks in the center include the Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, Clayton House, a greenhouse, an education center, a museum shop, and a cafe.
Housed in an authentically restored stagecoach stop that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Compass Inn Museum offers informative and entertaining one and a half hour tours of period furnished rooms, which include the common room, serving kitchen, four bedrooms and three reconstructed outbuildings: a cookhouse, blacksmith shop and a barn. The Compass Inn Museum is open daily from May through October.