Negro League History Discussion

Friday July 17, 5:00pm Ted Knorr and Calobe Jackson, Jr. will lead a discussion on the history of Negro League baseball in Harrisburg during June’s Third in the Burg. This program corresponds with Separate and Unequaled: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Negro League, currently on view in the Pollock Foundation Education Center Gallery. It is free to visitors, and will begin in the Education Center at 5:00pm. Event here. 

Ted Knorr is a retired Commonwealth employee and baseball historian who has led educational programs about the history of the Negro League for the past thirty-five years. Knorr founded a national Negro League history conference that meets for the 21st time this year in Birmingham, Alabama. He was instrumental the fundraising and research to support the development of a PA Historic Marker honoring the Harrisburg Giants and a memorial in Midland Cemetery honoring Steelton native Rap Dixon.


The Re-entry Music Salon Concert Series

This Music Salon Concert Series is named ‘Re-entry’ because we recognize that all of us will be in transition (from quarantine to re-entering social settings) for some time. Still, the safety of our members, guests and families is our first priority. So, we will be implementing the following controls in order to mitigate risk:

  1.  We ask that if you have been sick, or felt symptoms of Covid-19 within 14 days of the scheduled concert, that you do not attend.
  2. Each concert will consist of 45 minutes of performance.
  3. We will be limiting the audience to 50 guests.
  4. We will be spacing chairs apart in the Beverlee and Bill Lehr Gallery to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety.
  5. We encourage guests to bring their own personal protection equipment, but we will also have some available.
  6. All surfaces will be disinfected before and after each concert.

Admission to performances is pay-what-you-wish.. The Re-entry Music Salon Concert Series will include the following performances:

Wednesday, July 29 at 6pm – Ralph Vartan on the piano and Friends

Wednesday, August 12 at 6pm – Connor Rohrer on the piano

Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm – Ralph Diekemper on the piano and Sterling Green, Jr. on Percussion

Wednesday, September 9 at 6pm – Steve Rudolph on the piano and Friends

Saturday, September 12 at 5pm – Rasika School of Dance (This performance is a ticketed event that was rescheduled due to closure, see details below.)

Dance Performance – Rasika School of Dance

This event has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020. We will present a special performance by the Rasika School of Dance in the Lehr Gallery on Saturday, September 12th at 5pm. Tickets are $10 (which includes admission to the museum). Museum Members enjoy a 50% discount on tickets to this performance. Not a SAM member? Become one here. Tickets for this event can be purchased at this link

In the meantime, we have TWO wonderful performances that we invite you to enjoy virtually! Click here to view these dance pieces!



Night At the Museum

Saturday September 26, 6:00pm Join us for a fun-filled evening in the Lehr Gallery themed around a famous artist!  Proceeds support the Museum’s educational programs.

Building upon last year’s wildly successful Picasso-themed affair, the Susquehanna Art Museum’s A Night at the Museum will again feature food and fun related to a famous artist. Please join us for a delightful evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music by the Keating Jazz Orchestra, and your chance to help create an artistic masterpiece. Catering by JDK. Valet parking available. Your presence and participation will support the Museum’s educational programs for schools and engaging art exhibitions for the community. Find more information about this event here!



Third in the Burg

Each third Friday of the month the Susquehanna Art Museum is open free of admission from 5:00 – 8:00pm thanks to the sponsorship of Messiah College. 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. House Pianist Ralph Diekemper performs from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Click here to visit Ralph Diekemper’s website.