The Gift of Art

It's a unique exhibit showcasing 50 works of art given as gifts to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. The display is part of the museum's 50th anniversary celebration. OnQ takes you on a tour.

The Gift of Art aired on Apr 28, 2009.


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