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James Sharples
Mrs. Joseph Corre, n.d., c. 1790s
Pastel on paper, 9 1/4" x 7"
Gift of the Frank and Margaret Sullivan Fund


Current Exhibition

Artists of the 21st Century: Student Art Exhibition

February 10 through April 8, 2017

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In the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

Like the Wings of Butterflies: The Fragile and Gorgeous Art of Pastel

February 10, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Future Exhibitions

Labor and Landscape: 100 Paintings of the Allegheny Mountain Region by Ron Donoughe - April 21, 2017 - June 10, 2017

Upcoming EventS

Opening Reception for Artists of the 21st Century - March 4


Gala - July 22

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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.

*SAMA-Loretto will be closed Saturday, February 4*