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Diane and Dr. Scott Q. Little Best of Show Award

Michael C. Begenyi

Betsy, 2016

Acrylic and oil on canvas, 72" x 36"

Courtesy of the artist

Luke Swank
Lower Cambria Works, n.d., c. 1930
Vintage silver print, 7 1/4" x 8 1/4"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson


Current Exhibition

Biennial 2016

October 28 through January 28, 2017

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In the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

Forty Phenomenal Photos: Photographic Treasures from the SAMA Permanent Collection

October 21, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Future Exhibitions

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


Labor and Landscape: 100 Paintings of the Allegheny Mountain Region by Ron Donoughe - April 21, 2017 - June 10, 2017

Upcoming EventS

Opening Reception for Artists of the 21st Century - March 4


Gala - July 22

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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.