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Deb Bunnell

The Farmer's Daughters, 2016

Acrylic on Masonite, 18" x 24"

Courtesy of the artist



Tim Boyles

Jack Hanna, 2013

Digital print on paper, 16" x 20"

Courtesy of the artist





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

Deb Bunnell: Relatives and Other Stories

September 15, 2017 through January 13, 2018

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


Tim Boyles: Celebrity Status

June 23, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Click Here to learn more about our current exhibition!

Future ExhibitionS

Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition - October 20 through February 10

Upcoming Events


Yoga for the Seasons - Mondays in October


Lunch a l'Art with Deb Bunnell - October 11


Think Pink: Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser - November 3


Wicked Wednesday - November 15


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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
Fax (814) 946-3131



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.