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SAMA Gala is June 29th and the Garden Party is July 27th! Visit the SAMA Shop for tickets and sponsorhsip opportunites! Would you like to join our staff? Click here to see your career opportunites! 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!



sama - Altoona

Inside the Outsiders: Robert T. Hecker & Timmy Ickes

May 24, 2019 - September 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


sama - ligonier valley

A Celebration of Texture and Pattern: Hooked Rugs and Historic Coverlets

August 16, 2019- October 27, 2019

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sama - loretto


Third Street: Paintings and Monoprints by Jennifer Baker


July 19, 2019 - October 5, 2019

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