marvelous museum for a small town. How fortunate he town is to have this in one of the most beautiful buildings!


Judy S

A jewel of a museum! Thank you!


Dennis & Donna M

Excellent presentation and information. 

Thank you!


Greer S

Unpacking and putting papers away after this journey reminds me of the high point of my visit. Your museum is one of them.


As a non-profit organization, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art relies on donations and its membership drive to sustain its operations. The generosity of SAMA’s patrons not only provide critical funding to maintain daily operations, but also helps us to keep  our doors open to the public free of charge. 

Why else might you want to join SAMA?

  • Support one of the region’s cultural treasures. Established in 1976, SAMA has cultivated a permanent collection that celebrates local, regional, and national artists. Through a variety of education initiatives and exhibition programs, SAMA’s efforts have elevated the profile of the arts in the region and have inspired generations to pursue and support the arts.

  • Connect with other like-minded individuals who support the arts. Joining the Museum and becoming active with its programs or Auxiliary will introduce you to a wide variety of individuals who share your passion for supporting the arts.

  • Strengthen the impact of the arts in YOUR community. Your contribution helps us provide quality exhibitions and programming to our communities. With the generous help of members like you, we also are able to keep our doors open to the public free of charge.

  • Satisfaction knowing you are helping to bring art into public and private schools through our education programs. These programs foster creativity, develop confidence, and enhance the academic and cultural experiences for tens of thousands of students throughout central and southwestern Pennsylvania every year.

  • Save on SAMA events and functions. As a member, you may be entitled to special discount rates on programs, such as children's art camps, preview receptions and Lunch a l’Art.

Member Benefits

$35 Individual/Artist

  • One membership

  • Invitations to opening receptions and gallery talks to interact with artists, authors & curators

  • Special invitations to SAMA programs, trips and art classes

  • Up-to-date knowledge of exhibitions and programs through program brochures, invitations and e-Newsletters


$50 Family

  • All previous benefits for two individuals

  • *Add note at checkout to provide name, address, phone, and email of non-purchasing member


$100 Sponsor

  • All previous benefits for four individuals: provide names of all

  • *Add note at checkout to provide name, address, phone, and email of non-purchasing members


$250 Sustaining

  • One membership with Individual/Artist benefits plus:

  • Two private exhibition tours with the Curator or Site Coordinator scheduled in advance


$500 Benefactor

  • One membership with Sustaining benefits plus:

  • Complimentary use of a SAMA facility for a business meeting or lunch