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Hermann Herzog

Untitled Landscape, n.d.

Oil on linen, 20" x 28"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David P. O'Neill

Martha McKinley Murphy
Horses, n.d.
Alcohol inks and tile
Courtesy of the artist


Current Exhibition

The Finest of Forty: A Special Anniversary Exhibition of Outstanding Art from the Permanent Collection

June 24 through October 15

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In the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

First Nations: American Indian Photographs by Edward S. Curtis

Fabricating Whimsy: Musings of Martha McKinley Murphy

June 17, 2016 - October 15, 2016 (both)

Future Exhibitions

Forty Phenomenal Photos: Photographic Treasures from the SAMA Permanent Collection October 21, 2016 - January 28, 2017


Biennial 2016  October 28, 2016 - January 28, 2017


Artists of the 21st Century  February 2, 2017 - April 7, 2017


Like the Wings of Butterflies: The Fragile and Gorgeous Art of Pastel  February 10, 2017 - April 7, 2017


Ron Donoughe: Land and Labor  April 21, 2017 - June 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

Conversations with the Curator - September 15


Scratchboard Art Class with Deb Bunnell - November 8, 10, 15 and 17


Opening Reception for Biennial 2016 - November 9


Conversations with the Curator - December 8


Night of Distinction - April 29, 2017


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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.