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Inside the Outsiders






Gary Jurysta

Familiar Form, 2012

Acrylic on wood and contoured canvas

48" x 38" x 5"

Courtesy of the artist







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

Inside the Outsiders: Timmy Ickes and Robert Hecker


May 24, 2019 - November 16, 2019


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


Gary Jurysta: Driven to Abstraction - February 22 - August 17


Future ExhibitionS

Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition

August 23, 2019 - February 22, 2020

Upcoming Events


Wicked Wednesday - September 18


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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.