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Cynthia Nixon

Branch, 2012-14

Oil and 23K gold leaf on canvas, metallized film and metallic lamé, 78" x 54"

Private collection



Will Espey

Handsome Lake Cross, n.d.

Birch bark on black walnut; framed with cedar, red oak, white oak and black walnut; trimmed with bone, glass and magnetic beads with porcupine quills, 30" x 19"

Courtesy of the artist

Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki
Green Orbs, 1984
Watercolor, 22" x 30"
Courtesy of the artist


Current Exhibition

Cynthia Nixon: Lighthouse

Will Espey: Sovereign

October 23 through January 23

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In the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

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

May 15 - December 5

Future Exhibitions

Adolf Dehn's Pennsylvania - December 11 through April 9, 2016


Artists of the 21st Century: Student Art Exhibition - February 5 through April 9


Kathleen Kase Burk: Drawings, 1996-2016 - April 15 through June 11


Nature, Light and Time: The Paintings of Fred Danziger - April 22 through June 11

Upcoming Events

Conversations with the Curator - December 3


Opening reception for Artists of the 21st Century - February 13


Conversations with the Curator - March 17


Night of Distinction - April 16

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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.