Art Gallery

Pitt-Johnstown is Home to SAMA Display

Pitt-Johnstown's Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center is host to various exhibitions of paintings, photos, and sculptures from the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA).


Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

Phone: 814-269-7200 
             800-846-ARTS (2787)


Hours: Monday-Friday,
              9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SAMA, a community art museum founded in 1976, successfully operates the nation’s longest-running museum satellite system with four museum facilities in the southwestern Pennsylvania cities of Altoona, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto. 

Theaters of the Imagination:
The Early Works of Colleen Browning

January 11 through March 15, 2019

The exhibition features 40 works from the Museum’s permanent collection. "Theaters of the Imagination"explores the early and pervasive love of fantasy that led to Browning’s emergence as a Magic Realist. Through rare drawings, paintings and watercolors, the exhibition charts the artist’s growth from child prodigy to working professional.

In 2010, SAMA received a major bequest of Browning’s artwork and personal memorabilia from the artist’s late husband, Geoffrey Wagner. With nearly 250 paintings and drawings in its permanent collection, SAMA is the leading repository of the artist’s work.