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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!



sama - Altoona

Inside the Outsiders: Robert T. Hecker & Timmy Ickes

May 24, 2019 - September 7, 2019

sama - BEDFORD

Portraiture from the Southern Alleghenies Permanent Collection

April 19, 2019 - July 14. 2019

sama - JOhnstown

Barbara Strank Zivkovich Exhibition

May 17, 2019 - August 2, 2019


sama - ligonier valley

The View From My Easel: Pastel Landscapes of the East Coast

May 3, 2019- August 4, 2019

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sama - loretto

Robin Grass: All That You See

April 5, 2019 - July 6, 2019

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