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Kathleen Zimbicki

Nighty-Night, n.d., c. 1990s

Watercolor, 24" x 18"

Courtesy of the artist



Chuck Olson

Evening Star, 2015

Lithograph, 42" x 50"

Courtesy of James Gallery





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

Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki: 45 Years of Color, 1970-2015

January 20, 2017 through May 13, 2017

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


The Influence of Place: Recent Work in Lithography, Collage and Painting by Chuck Olson

February 10, 2017 - June 17, 2017

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Future ExhibitionS

William H. Rau: Openings - Urban, Rural, Rail - May 19 through September 9

Upcoming Events


Wicked Wednesday feat. Raining Blue - March 8


Lunch a l'Art with Chuck Olson - April 5


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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.