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Sarah Wolf Newlands

Chariot for the Elysian Fields, 2003

Socks, buckwheat hulls, caddie cart, wood, textiles and upholstery thread, dimensions variable

Courtesy of the artist


John Skrabalak

MINEscape, n.d.

Oil and cold wax, pan pastels and gravel on wooden cradled panel, 24" x 20"

Courtesy of the artist

First Place Award








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

Keeping House: Prints and Sculpture by Sarah Wolf Newlands

September 14, 2018 through January 12, 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

September 28, 2018 - February 9, 2019

Future ExhibitionS

Billie Hollen: She Comes in Colors - January 18 - May 18


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

Upcoming Events


Lunch a l'Art with Sarah Wolf Newlands - December 11


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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.