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Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

St Francis College Hall
Loretto, Pennsylvania

Phone: 814-472-3920 --

Statement of Purpose:

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art exists to preserve, exhibit, and advance American art and is dedicated to making its programs and activities accessible to the people of the southwestern area of central Pennsylvania. By establishing and maintaining a museum of art and by providing programs and activities of a public, charitable, civic, cultural, literary, and educational nature, the Museum serves the people of the region. Charged with the development, maintenance, and perpetuation of a permanent collection, the Museum mounts exhibitions designed to evoke an interest in and an understanding and appreciation of American art. As well, it serves as a repository for distinctive collections.

Highlights & Collections:

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art was founded to bring museum services to a geographically isolated rural region. In its first two decades, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has developed a significant permanent collection, curated important special exhibitions, organized four additional facilities, and implemented successful education programs for the people of the region. In 1995, the Museum received accreditation from the American Association of Museums, an honor signifying that our Museum fulfills the highest national standards of operation.

The Museum offers artists-in-residency programs, arts-in-education programs, film series, lectures, workshops, classes for children and adults, and performances by professional artists.

The permanent collection includes 19th and 20th century painting, sculpture, drawing, and prints highlighted with works by Mary Cassatt, Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White, and John Sloan.



10:00 a.m. ­ 4:00 p.m. Monday ­ Friday

1:30 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. Weekends

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona

1210 11th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16603

Telephone: (814) 946-4464

Hours: 10:00 a.m. ­ 4:00 p.m. Monday ­ Friday

11:00 a.m. ­ 3:00 p.m. Saturday

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at UPJ

Johnstown, PA 15904

(814) 269-7234

Hours: 10:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley

One Boucher Lane

Route 711 South

Ligonier, PA 15658

(724) 238-6015

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday ­ Friday

1:30 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. Weekends

Admission & Directions:

Free at all four sites.


From the West - Exit Rte. 22 E. at second Ebensburg Exit. Turn right at first light. Continue 6 miles to the main entrance of St. Francis College. The Museum is the next to last building on right.

From the East - Exit Rte 22 W. at the Cresson Summit Exit. Turn right at stop sign.

The Museum is located 90 Miles east of Pittsburgh and 140 miles west of Philadelphia near Altoona in Blair County. The Museum operates three branch sites in Johnstown, Altoona, and Ligonier. Visit our website for directions.


Key Personnel:

Dr. Michael Tomor, Executive Director

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