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Tickets to SAMA-Ligonier Valley's "Orient Express" Garden Party can now be purchased online. click here       SAMA's Bedford Museum opens in early May! 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 and a Community Day open house on May 5!


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James Mascitelli: R(ock) I(n) P(eace)

January 19, 2018 - May 12, 2018

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A Museum Collects: Highlights from the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Opening May 3rd

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Pictures: A Student Art Exhibition

May 11, 2018 - June 1, 2018

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Ritual Abstractions: Australian Aboriginal Paintings from the Collection of Anne M. MacDougall

May 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018

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Tradition and Innovation: Recent Work by Alumni and Faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

April 20, 2018 - June 9, 2018

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