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James Mascitelli

Untitled (Cow on Skateboard), 1986

Mixed media on canvas, 51" x 74"

Gift of James Mascitelli and family












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

James Mascitelli: R(ock) I(n) P(eace)

January 19, 2018 through May 12, 2018

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

Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition

October 20, 2017 - February 10, 2018

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Future ExhibitionS

Michael Long: MEDIA - Mixed and Multi - February 16 through May 19

Upcoming Events


Wicked Wednesday feat. Conner Gilbert - March 14


Lunch a l'Art with Michael Long - April 12


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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.