Current Exhibitions

ALTOONA

50 YEARS

OF WOODSTOCK:

POSTERS FROM THE

COLLECTION OF 

MARK DEL COSTELLO

12.20.19 - 08.29.20

 

Exhibition In the George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery

 

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, William H. Rau: Connecting to Community. This exhibition will open December 13, 2019 and will be on display until October 3, 2020 in the Museum's George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery.

 

William Herman Rau was a master of albumen landscape photography. Although he traveled widely in his early career, he is today best known for his Pennsylvania Railroad photographs, made to encourage rail travel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rau’s interest in photography began early. At age nineteen, he secured a position on an expedition to the South Pacific through the U.S. government. The experience from his expedition paved the way for his participation in other photographic surveys. Among these surveys are a summer spent with William Henry Jackson in Colorado and a voyage to Egypt with noted photographer, Edward L. Wilson. 

 

Hired by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1890, he spent the next five years documenting the rail line from New York to Pittsburgh. Rau also served as official photographer for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland.

 

Read about SAMA's William H. Rau exhibition volunteer-curator,

Julie Fether Rockwell.

 

 

 

Exhibition In the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery and
Paul I. Detwiler Education Center

 

SAMA Altoona is excited to announce its newest exhibition 50 Years of Woodstock: Posters from the Mark Del Costello Collection on display from Wednesday, December 20, 2019 until Saturday, August 29, 2020. 

 

50 Years of Woodstock: Posters from the Mark Del Costello Collection features selections from SAMA’s Mark Del Costello Collection. Woodstock began as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music” in 1969 at a dairy farm in New York. Since then, Woodstock has become associated with counterculture and is a staple in pop culture history. 

 

The Mark Del Costello Collection focuses on American graphic design of the modern era. This collection includes posters and ephemera related to a wide variety of topics such as music, theater, film, visual arts, product advertising, and political issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD

ALL COLOR/NO COLOR

02.14.20 - 07.09.20

 

Exhibition In the Titelman Galleries

TBA

March 2020 -  

 

 

Exhibition in the Paula and Dean Lemley Gallery

TBA

March 2020

Exhibition In the Donald Robinson Gallery

TBA

March 2020

Exhibition In the Ashe and Regional Galleries

All Color/No Color

February 14, 2020 - July 9, 2020

View the delicate art of paper cutting by Linda Harrill Peck and Harriet M. Rosenberg. It is also where you can take in the reflective properties of cast aluminum formed into shapely sculptures or a 2-dimensional work. Both aluminum expressions are from the same artist, Maggie Milono. 
Color explodes through the variety of art pieces representing the All Color of SAMA's Education Collection. There is a wide variety of mediums in this colorful section such as pastels, watercolor and even leather. View works in oil by local and nationally-known artist, Kevin Kutz, that are rich with color.

JOHNSTOWN

EXPRESSIONS 

OF COLOR

01.10.20 - 03.20.20

 

LIGONIER

ARTISTS OF THE
21ST CENTURY
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

02.14.20 - 04.19.20

 

Exhibition In the Elizabeth Gamble Shaw Gallery

Artists of the 21st Century

February 14 - April 19, 2020

SAMA continues its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists with the return of Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s twenty-second annual student art exhibition. Student artwork will be displayed at SAMA Ligonier from February 14, 2020 until April 19, 2020. Each museum will hold an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition and the region’s student artists. The SAMA Ligonier Valley’s reception is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday,

February, 29. 

 

Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education (AIE) or Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program. Through the programs, SAMA educators and professional artists travel to public and parochial schools to provide lessons designed to enhance students’ understanding of art creation, technique, history, criticism and aesthetics. SAMA’s award-winning education initiative is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.

This project was made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts-in-Education Partner in this region is the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

LORETTO

ARTISTS OF THE
21ST CENTURY
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

01.31.20 - 04.04.20

 

Exhibition In the Sullivan Gallery

Artists of the 21st Century

January 31 - April 4, 2020

 

SAMA continues its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists with the return of Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s twenty-second annual student art exhibition. Student artwork will be displayed at SAMA Loretto from January 31, 2020 until April 4, 2020. Each museum will hold an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition and the region’s student artists. The SAMA Loretto reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15.

 

Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education (AIE) or Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program. Through the programs, SAMA educators and professional artists travel to public and parochial schools to provide lessons designed to enhance students’ understanding of art creation, technique, history, criticism and aesthetics. SAMA’s award-winning education initiative is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.

 

This project was made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts-in-Education Partner in this region is the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

Exhibition in the

Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony

Gallery

Deep Cuts from the Permanent Collection

January 31 - April 4, 2020

 

"A song by an artist that only true fans of said artist will enjoy/know. ... Typically refers to a more obscure or less accessible song in an artist's portfolio, one that only dedicated fans are aware of. Also increasingly used to refer to any obscure or less accessible artwork, opinion, trivia, etc."

 

 

 

 

 

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