Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
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. 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.
The Loretto facility at Saint Francis University serves as headquarters to the complex of four Museum facilities and is a repository for the permanent collection of works of American art. Exhibitions are developed from national collections, as well as from the Museum's permanent collection. The Loretto facility is located at St. Francis College Mall P.O. Box 9 Loretto, PA 15940.
The Altoona facility was designed with state-of-the-art exhibition and storage space for quarterly exhibitions and a rare collection of albumen photographic prints by William H. Rau, the official photographer for the Pennsylvania Railroad at the turn of the 20th century.
The Johnstown gallery is housed in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and, working in partnership with UPJ, develops an exhibition calendar designed to enhance the university experience and the cultural environment of the region.
The Ligonier Valley facility is modeled on an authentic log cabin design that reflects the historic community, and is surrounded by gardens maintained by a volunteer auxiliary. The Walter Carlyle Shaw Paperweight Collection is on permanent display in a custom installation that frames the exhibition gallery.
Please see the Museum's website for hours and admission fees.
The Museum offers, via its online catalogs webpage, catalogs and brochures including: The Art of the Music Poster of the 60s and 70s, Edward Sheriff Curtis and The North American Indian, Adolf Dehn: An American Master, Lost Identities: Surrealist works of Jo Owens Murray & Clifford Lamoree.
Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.
A Symphony of Color: The Lyrical Paintings of Joseph Holston, an Exhibition, By Joseph Holston. Published 2005 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown and Loretto, Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 2005-July 23, 2006.
In Harmony with Nature: The Photography of Donald M. Robinson, By Donald M Robinson. Published 2003 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. ISBN:097009955X
Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism in Pennsylvania Painting, 1950-2000, By Michael A. Tomor, John Vanco, Bruce Katsiff. Published 2001 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Painting, American. 71 pages. ISBN:0970099533
Contemporary Romanticism: Landscapes in Pastel: Southern Alleghenies Museum ... Published 1999 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Landscape drawing, American. 8 pages
Magic Realism: An American Response to Surrealism: June 12-September 6, 1999, By Michael A. Tomor. Published 1999 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Magic realism (Art). 12 pages. Essay by Michael A. Tomor.
The Garden, By William T. Hillman. Published 1998 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Photography, Artistic
American Masters of Watercolor: A 100 Year Survey. Published 1995 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
The Quality of Light: The Donald M. Robinson Collection, By Donald M. Robinson. Published 1992 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Photography, Artistic. 20 pages
Against the Grain: Images in American Art, 1960-1990 : June 9-September 9, 1991. Published 1991 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Homespun: Two Centuries of American Folk Art: Southern Alleghenies Museum... Published 1990 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Printmaking in America, 1900-1990: April 22-June 21, 1990. Published 1990 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Prints, American. 16 pages
Twentieth Century Design: An American Perspective from Regional Collections. Published 1987 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art "Loretto, Pennsylvania, July 18-October 4, 1987."
David Armstrong Exhibition: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, March 23 ..., By David Armstrong. Published 1985 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. 24 pages
Return of the Figure: A Pennsylvania Perspective. Published 1985 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art from September 15 to December 8, 1985.
Herbert Olds: [exhibition] Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, March 24 ..., By Herbert Olds. Published 1984 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.
The New Quilt: Emphasis Appalachia.. Published 1981 by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Quilts. 14 pages. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, March 28 to May 3, l981
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