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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.

Call for Entries for the Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial

All SAMA Museums will be CLOSED November 28-29 for the Holiday.


sama - Altoona

  The Downtowners: Susan L. Youshaw, Randy Klobetanz and Chuck Meyers

  sponsored by Barry Newborn

  September 13, 2019 - December 7, 2019

sama - BEDFORD

  Urban/Rural Landscapes from the Southern Alleghenies Permanent Collection

  July 13, 2019 - November 10, 2019

sama - JOhnstown

  Allied Artist of Johnstown Exhibition

  August 9, 2019 - December 14, 2019


 Click Here to learn more about our current exhibition!

sama - ligonier valley

 Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 24th Annual Juried Exhibition

  November 15, 2019-February 2, 2020

 Click Here to learn more about our current exhibition!


sama - loretto

  CLOSED: Under Installation


Coming Soon:

Sacred Sisters and Women in Art: selections from our permanent collection opens Friday, October 18, 2019

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 Calling all Artists!

 SAMA Loretto will be hosting the Donald M. Robinson Photograhy Biennial in April 2020.

 If you would like to submit artwork please click on the links below for more information:

 Artist Information and  DMR Photo Biennial 2020 Application