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Unknown (San Ildefonso Pueblo)

Polychrome San Ildefonso Effigy Jar, n.d., c. 1880s

Fired clay, 11" x 12" x 12"

Collection of Barry Newborn


Hyde Solomon

Approaching Taos, 1972

Oil, 54" x 60"

Anonymous loan in memory of Father Sean M. Sullivan, T.O.R.









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

When East Embraces West: The Collection of Barry Newborn

May 18, 2018 through September 8, 2018

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

Sixty Years of Southwestern Art

May 25, 2018 - September 22, 2018

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Future ExhibitionS


Upcoming Events


Wicked Wednesday feat. Raining Blue - June 6


Art Camp: "Real and Imaginary People" - July 30 through August 10 (weekdays)


Watercolor class - August 21, 23, 28 and 30


Fall Fling Festival at Park Hills Country Club - September 8


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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.