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Ron Donoughe

St. Francis, n.d.

Oil on panel, 9" x 12"

Collection of the artist

Fred Staloff
The Trio, n.d.
Oil on canvas, 17 1/2" x 15 1/2"
Collection of Butler Institute of American Art


Current Exhibition

In the Sullivan Gallery

Labor and Landscape: 100 Paintings of the Allegheny Mountain Region by Ron Donoughe

April 21 through October 7, 2017

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In the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

Fred Staloff: A Selection of Works from the Butler Institute of American Art

June 23, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Future Exhibitions

Selections from the Schilling-Knapton Collection of Art - October 20, 2017 through January 20, 2018


Upcoming EventS

An Evening with John Pielmeier - September 12


Conversations with the Curator - "The Great American Midway: Escape for the Million" - September 14 - CANCELLED


Opening reception for Selections from the Schilling-Knapton Collection of Art - October 28


Lunch a l'Art with Bernie Schilling - December 7


Conversations with the Curator - "Niagara Falls and the Beginnings of American Tourism" - December 14

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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.