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Eliot O'Hara

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, 1966

Watercolor, 22" x 30"




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

Eliot O'Hara: Ring of Fire

April 24 through June 13

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

December 12 - May 13

Future Exhibitions

Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki: 45 Years of Color, 1970-2015 - May 15 through December 5


Reflections: Artwork by Kevin Kutz - June 26 through October 10

Upcoming Events

Conversations with the Curator - June 11


Gala - July 18

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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.