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
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.
SAMA Now: Recent Acquisitions of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is on view from January 5 through March 16.
The exhibition offers 30 paintings, prints, drawings and photographs that were recently added to the SAMA's collection.
In its focus on recent acquisitions, SAMA Now seeks to strike a balance between popular favorites and all-new objects, and in so doing to give a sense of the richness and diversity of the Museum’s collections.
Highlights include works by Linda Arnold, Leonard Baskin and Fred Danziger. In addition, there are new works by prominent regional artists including Jory Albright, William D. Davis, Susan Severson, and Kamal Youssef, among others.
Benefitting from strong and steady support for more than 40 years, the Museum’s collection has grown steadily from an initial holding of 67 objects to more than 4,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures as well as objects in glass and other media.
New donations of art arrive on a regular basis; each adds materially to the collection and contributes to making it a broader and deeper cultural resource for the region.