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John Baldessari

Stairway, Coat and Person 2011, n.d.

Archival inkjet print, 94/120, 20" x 16"

Collection of Bernie Schilling and Drew Knapton



Current Exhibition

In the Sullivan Gallery and the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

Selections from the Schilling-Knapton Collection of Art

October 20 through January 20, 2018

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Future Exhibitions

A Pennsylvania Artist Goes to War: Milton Herbert Bancroft in France, 1918-1919 - February 2, 2018 through April 7, 2018


Artists of the 21st Century: Student Art Exhibition - February 2, 2018 through April 7, 2018


A Hard-Working Land: Photographs by Barnosky, Gutshall and Swank - April 13, 2018 through June 9, 2018


Tradition and Innovation: Recent Paintings by Alumni and Faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - April 20, 2018 through June 9, 2018


Upcoming EventS

Opening reception for Artists of the 21st Century - February 24


Night of Distinction - April 21


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The Loretto Museum, located on the campus of Saint Francis University, opened its doors in June of 1976. The Museum serves as headquarters to the complex of four SAMA facilities and is a repository for the permanent collection. Exhibitions are developed from national collections, as well as from SAMA’s permanent collection.


Saint Francis University Mall
P.O. Box 9
Loretto, PA 15940

Phone (814) 472-3920
Fax (814) 472-4131



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.