Performance Salon Concert Series

Join us for salon-style performances of music in the Main Gallery. The concerts are intimate (70 seats), so kindly RSVP to reserve a seat or join us in standing in the gallery. After each 45-minute concert, we suggest enjoying a wonderful dinner in Midtown Harrisburg! Parking is free in the lot behind the museum the whole evening.

Ugandan Kids Choir, August 10
The Ugandan Kids Choir is coming to the Susquehanna Art Museum!
The children in the Choir are known for their musical talents and joyful performances. They sing traditional African songs, play instruments, and dance. This event is included with standard museum admission, and free for SAM members. The Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which has been devoted to empowering children in the developing world since 1981. Childcare Worldwide serves children in nine developing countries by taking care of their physical, spiritual, and educational needs. More information here


Annual Gallery Walk

Join us for the 30th annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk on September 9 for free admission to SAM and extended Sunday hours! The Main Gallery, Lobby Gallery, S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Education Center Gallery, Vault, and Museum Shop will all be open for visitors to explore during this annual celebration of the arts in Harrisburg. More information here. 


Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

SAVE THE DATE! Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day is on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Participating museums, like the Susquehanna Art Museum, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Tickets at the link provided will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2018. Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day? More information here. 


Art21 Screening/Q & A

SAM will hosting a FREE screening of a new episode of the critically acclaimed series Art21 in the Main Gallery, September 23, 5:00pm! The screening of episode “Johannesburg”, directed and produced by Harrisburg native Ian Forster, features artists David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi, and Robin Rhode. Forster will offer an introduction the screening, and a question and answer session will be held after. 

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For nearly two decades, Art21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. More information here. 


Third in the Burg

Every third Friday the museum is open Admission Free from 5:00-8:00 pm. Visit our rotating exhibitions on view in four galleries, or browse the gift shop. Meet friends or stop in on your way to a movie or dinner in Midtown! 3rd in the Burg is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at art, and begin a dialog about it with a friend or fellow visitor. Pianist in residence Ralph Diekemper performs from 6:00 – 8:00pm.