Exhibition Tours


The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art offers tours of its featured exhibitions led by Museum staff. Detailed information about the exhibition and participation in hands-on activities allow visitors to explore relevant themes, media, and technique. Group tours of exhibitions are free-of-charge to school districts and organizations that participate in the Museum’s education programs. Non-participating districts or groups are charged $10 per person. Tours are available for all exhibitions at each of the five Museum sites in Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier Valley and Loretto. To schedule a guided tour, please contact the Museum at least two weeks prior to your tour. Self-guided tours are always available at no charge.

Champagne Tours exclusively at SAMA Bedford

Don’t miss this opportunity to access great art one-on-one with Bedford's Champagne Tours. Reserve the Bedford museum for a private tour with SAMA staff while sipping a complimentary glass of champagne. Let us guide you through each gallery where you can immerse yourself in the experience of fine art. Tours are available during our regular hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 4:00 p.m. or after hours upon request. Guests have access to the museum for the duration of their one-hour reservation. Reservations are $75 for a party of up to five individuals and can be made on the event list page. Ticket holders are entitled to a one hour private tour scheduled in advance with the SAMA staff who will contact you upon receipt of reservation. Times and dates are subject to availability. Must be 21 and older with photo ID. 

Since 1976


Exhibition opening events will often include an artist lecture. Visit the event list page to make reservations for the next reception!

Artist Lectures

Questions? Call 814.472.3920