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John Rita

Raphael Master Study, 1985-2014

Oil on lead ground linen, 72" x 72"

Collection of the artist

Best of Show

Thomas Hart Benton
From the Top of James Peak, n.d., c. 1952
Ink and watercolor, 8 3/4" x 11 1/4"
Gift of the Frank and Margaret Sullivan Fund


Current Exhibition

Biennial 2014

October 24 through January 24

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In the Balcony Gallery
Awash in Beauty: Watercolors from the Permanent Collection

December 12 - May 13

Future Exhibitions

Artists of the 21st Century: Student Art Exhibition - February 13 through April 11


Eliot O'Hara: Ring of Fire - April 24 through June 13

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception for Artists of the 21st Century - February 14


Conversations with the Curator - March 12


Arts-in-Education Workshop with MaryAnn Shaw - April 11


Night of Distinction - April 25


Gala - July 18

View our current Events & Exhibitions Brochure


  visit our location

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.