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The Downtowners





Art in Common








Current ExhibitionS
In the George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery

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


September 13, 2019 - December 7, 2019


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In the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery and Paul I. Detwiler Education Center


Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition

August 23, 2019 - December 7, 2019


Future ExhibitionS


Upcoming Events


Lunch a L'Art - October 17


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SAMA’s Altoona Museum was the institution’s first satellite facility. Opening in 1979 along Allegheny Street in Hollidaysburg, the Altoona facility helped SAMA more effectively reach its Blair County patrons. In 1995, the Museum moved to its present location in the Brett Building in Downtown Altoona. The Museum was designed with state-of-the-art exhibition and storage space for quarterly exhibitions and a rare collection of albumen photographic prints by William H. Rau, the official photographer for the Pennsylvania Railroad at the turn of the 20th century.


1210 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Phone (814) 946-4464



Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.

The Museum is closed for installation between exhibitions.