Over the course of 27 years, Barbara L. Jones brought more than 30 art exhibitions to Greensburg for the public to enjoy in her role as curator at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

On Monday evening, May 13, she will offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of these many shows, which ranged from paintings from the Carnegie International during the second World War years (1942-1949)…to the work of Pittsburgh documentary photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris…to one of her final and favorites, Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee, which she co-curated with the Saint Louis Art Museum’s American art curator.

Jones was hired as the Westmoreland’s first curator in 1995, and was promoted to chief curator in 2009. Acer a long and notable career, she retired in April 2022, and was awarded the honorary title of curator emerita.

Her talk at the Greensburg Art Center will begin at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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The Greensburg Art Center is open to all accomplished and aspiring artists. It offers classes in a wide variety of mediums, special workshops by visiting artists, changing exhibits, and trips to area museums. In addition to the Center’s classroom and gallery spaces, it includes a lending library of art books, an outdoor sculpture garden, and a gift shop featuring handmade art works. One of the Greensburg Art Center’s ongoing public outreach efforts is “Picture This,” a series of local artist exhibits at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library. Greensburg Art Center is located at 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg. For more information, www.greensburgartcenter.org.


The nationally recognized collections of The Westmoreland bring together more than 4,000 objects of fine and decorative American art from the mid-18th century through the present, including a unique focus on the art of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The collections relate directly to the historical and cultural heritage of the region by presenting the fine and decorative arts of Southwestern Pennsylvania within the context of the broader American art scene. Through the collections, visitors learn about art as an expression of history and culture of the region. www.thewestmoreland.org