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Tickets to SAMA-Altoona’s Think Pink at The Blairmont Club can now be purchased online. For tickets, click here.      SAMA-Bedford and Bedford County Humane Society announce Crystal Soirée 2019. Visit or click here for more information. Tickets available here.     SAMA's Bedford Museum is now open! Read about it here.     You can now donate to SAMA by shopping at AmazonSmile! For details, click here.


welcome to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) is a community art museum founded in 1976. SAMA successfully operates the nation’s longest-running museum satellite system with five museum facilities in the central and southwestern Pennsylvania cities of Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto. The Museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 4,500 works by local, regional, national and international artists. SAMA’s five museums offer award-winning education programs, special events, and approximately three dozen exhibitions annually. Be sure to visit our newest museum in Bedford's historic Anderson House - grand opening preview on May 3!


sama - Altoona

Keeping House: Prints and Sculpture by Sarah Wolf Newlands

September 14, 2018 - January 12, 2019

sama - BEDFORD

A Painterly Mouse: A Lifetime of Flora & Fauna

August 23, 2018 - December 10, 2018

sama - JOhnstown


Allied Artists of Johnstown 86th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

August 24, 2018 - December 19, 2018

sama - ligonier valley

Doreen Currie: Plein-Air Paradigm

August 17, 2018 - November 4, 2018

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sama - loretto

Bright Lights and Opening Nights: Film, Theater and Dance Posters from the Mark del Costello Collection

June 22, 2018 - October 5, 2018

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