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Altoona

Artists of the 21st Century

artwork by grade-school students in the six counties SAMA serves 

in the Wolf and Pechter Galleries and Detwiler Education Center

January 26, 2024 – April 7, 2024

The Museum’s twenty-sixth annual student art exhibition will be displayed at SAMA Altoona, SAMA Ligonier, and SAMA Bedford. Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education or Artist-in-Residence program. These programs serve six counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland. 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.

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Bedford

Artists of the 21st Century

artwork by grade-school students in the six counties SAMA serves 

in the Titelman Galleries and the Paula and Dean Lemley Gallery

February 2, 2024 – April 14, 2024

The Museum’s twenty-sixth annual student art exhibition will be displayed at SAMA Loretto, SAMA Ligonier, and SAMA Bedford. Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education or Artist-in-Residence program. These programs serve six counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland. 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.

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Bedford

Best of the Best

in the Ashe Gallery, Jerry & Joan Hawk Gallery, and Children's Discovery Gallery

October 27, 2023 – April 14, 2024

Enjoy a remarkable journey through the heart and soul of our permanent collection in our latest exhibition. Prepare to be enchanted by the most extraordinary pieces that our collection has to offer. From timeless classics to contemporary gems, this exhibition is a testament to the enduring power of art to inspire, provoke, and captivate. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we showcase the best of the best, each masterpiece telling a unique story and inviting you to explore the depths of human imagination. Bring your friends and family, and let's celebrate the beauty and brilliance that art brings into our lives.

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Johnstown

Visions of Entertainment: A Journey Through Time and Poster Artistry

selections from the Mark del Costello poster collection of the Permanent Collection

January 8, 2024 – May 12, 2024

​​Experience the entertainment of the last half century through the Del Costello poster collection of the permanent collection. This exhibition will include music, movies, and television posters, including rare posters from promotions of modern popular culture. Highlights of the exhibition include rare posters from timeless cinematic masterpieces, legendary music concerts, and groundbreaking television shows. From Simon & Garfunkel to Equus, see the prowess of 20th century graphic design artistry in this unique exhibition.  "Visions of Entertainment" not only serves as a nostalgic trip down memory lane for seasoned fans but also provides a unique educational experience for younger generations eager to discover the visual language of bygone eras.

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Ligonier

Artists of the 21st Century

artwork by grade-school students in the six counties SAMA serves 

February 16, 2024 – April 21, 2024

The Museum’s twenty-sixth annual student art exhibition will be displayed at SAMA Altoona, SAMA Ligonier, and SAMA Bedford. Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education or Artist-in-Residence program. These programs serve six counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland. 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.

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Loretto

Harmony in Contrast: Bridging Nature and Industry in Landscape Art

in the Sullivan Gallery and Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery

January 19, 2024 – May 12, 2024

 

Explore the dynamic interplay between the serene beauty of nature and the commanding presence of industrial scenes through SAMA’s permanent collection. The exhibition will span both galleries, creating a harmonious dialogue that embraces the striking contrast between these two elements.

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