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Art Hot Pick: 'A Timeless Perfection' opens at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
'Andante' by Mario Korbel (1882-1954)
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
'Andante' by Mario Korbel (1882-1954)
John Talbott Donoghue (1853–1903), 'Young Sophocles' c. 1890, Bronze
John Talbott Donoghue (1853–1903), 'Young Sophocles' c. 1890, Bronze

Opening Oct. 7 at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, “A Timeless Perfection” is an exhibit of American figurative sculpture from the Gilded Age collected by Dr. Michael L. Nieland of Squirrel Hill over the span of nearly five decades.

The exhibit is comprised of 57 sculptures, as well as bookends, candleholders, vases and inkwells, all with a figurative bent, that Nieland has generously donated to The Westmoreland, significantly enriching the museum's collection.

Included are works by such notable artists as John Talbott Donoghue, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Malvina Hoffman and Mario Korbel.

“A Timeless Perfection” opens with a public reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets to the reception are $20 and can be purchase at 888-718-4253 or thewestmoreland.org/events.

Additionally, a free gallery talk with Neiland and Bruce Weber, author of the catalogue accompanying the exhibit, is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 7. Reservations are requested.

The exhibit will remain on view through Dec. 31. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is located at 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Regular museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; and until 7 p.m. Wednesdays with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank. Admission: $15; free for children under 18 and students with valid ID.

Details: 724-837-1500 or thewestmoreland.org

Kurt Shaw is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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