Erie Art Museum (19 Articles with 28,327 total views)

The mission of the Erie Art Museum is to maintain an institution of excellence dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the visual arts by developing and maintaining a quality art collection, encouraging art in all its forms, fostering lifelong art learning, and building community among artists, art students and the public.

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September, 2017

NW PA Pride Alliance has LGBT info table at Blues and Jazz Fest

NW PA Pride Alliance has LGBT info table at Blues and Jazz Fest
NW PA Pride Alliance once again had an LGBT info table at the Erie Art Museum's Blues and Jazz Fest, which was held August 4-6, 2017,in Frontier Park, Erie PA. This year was the 25th for the popular festival, which draws thousands. NW PA Pride Allliance board members and volunteers had a great time talking with people stopping by.
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August, 2017

Groovalicious Carousel-Inspired Music Making Second Sunday, August 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Groovalicious Carousel-Inspired Music Making Second Sunday, August 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
July 31, 2017, Erie, PA- The Erie Art Museum offers the educational program, Second Sundays, every month. This free program features art on display in the Museum, a tour in the gallery, and a hands-on craft. The next program will take place on Sunday, August 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Participants will look carefully at the Museum's large folk art carousel. Then everyone is invited to make a bagpipe, a bassoon, (very effective yet simple using tubes and balloons) or a can-jo (a twanging instrument made from fishing line and a can). Then participants will work together to create short compositions which will be recorded by hip hop producer and beatmeister Naji Adamson. Adamson will work with participants to loop and layer their compositions to create a 21st century carousel soundtrack.  This program is must for anyone who loves deep grooves, wacky instruments, and steampunk flair!
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Pairing Similarities: D.W. Martin Now on View at Erie Art Museum

Pairing Similarities: D.W. Martin Now on View at Erie Art Museum
July 21, 2017, Erie, PA- The Erie Art Museum is thrilled to present a new Holstein Gallery exhibition, Pairing Similarities: D.W. Martin. The show will run from June 30, 2017 through October 21, 2017. An artist reception will be held on Friday, July 28 during Gallery Night.
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June, 2017

Ancient Ink: Photographs by Mark Perrott Exhibit at Erie Art Museum

Ancient Ink: Photographs by Mark Perrott Exhibit at Erie Art Museum
April 11, 2017, Erie, Pennsylvania – The exhibition ANCIENT INK by photographer Mark Perrott opens June 23, 2017 and will be on exhibit in the Erie Art Museum's Bacon Gallery through January 28, 2018. Mark Perrott has spent decades documenting the ever-expanding tribe of tattooed Americans. He made his first portraits at Island Avenue Tattoo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979, and since then has explored tattoo parlors all across America. In his current series, ANCIENT INK, Perrott turns his camera to the now increasing tribe of highly decorated, aging, and graying baby boomers. Through large scale (50"x50") photographs and accompanying interviews, Perrott introduces the viewer to dozens of individuals, including Brian, a retired steelworker and "ink addict" from the 1970s; Marge, a 74 year-old former Cleveland police officer; and Henry, an 87 year-old WWII era Navy veteran. "These subjects," Perrott says, "speak of resilience, loss, transformation, mystery, and the emancipation that sometimes comes with growing old."
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Erie Museums Announce Discounts for Low-Income Families

Erie Museums Announce Discounts for Low-Income Families
May 12, 2017-The Erie Art Museum and the expERIEnce Children's Museum are proud to be a member of the Museums for All program, a signature access program of the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income families to visit the art museum and children's museum for a minimal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Museums for All is part of the museums' broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all.
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The Erie Art Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Erie Art Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
May 20, 2017, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
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March, 2017

Call for Entries - 94th Annual Spring Show at Erie Art Museum

Call for Entries - 94th Annual Spring Show at Erie Art Museum
February 14, 2017, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is pleased to announce the call for entries in the 94th Annual Spring Show. The deadline for entries is April 1st at 5 p.m. Detailed entry information and receiving dates are available on the Museum's website at  http://erieartmuseum.org/call-for-entries/
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Erie Art Museum Gallery Night scheduled for March 10, 2017

Erie Art Museum Gallery Night scheduled for March 10, 2017
March 2, 2017, Erie, PA-Lots of fresh art, and an opportunity to meet dozens of artists at locations all around town, await the public at the Erie Art Museum's next Gallery Night-Friday, March 10 from 7 until 10 p.m. A city-wide gallery crawl through 12 local, independent art galleries and the Museum, which offers five new exhibitions, Gallery Night venues open their doors after-hours for visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists in a unique way. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet & greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public at all sites.
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Gary Cardot: Memories / Dreams Exhibition at Erie Art Museum

Gary Cardot: Memories / Dreams Exhibition at Erie Art Museum
February 2, 2017, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is pleased to present a new Holstein Gallery exhibition, Memories / Dreams by Gary Cardot. The show will run from February 17, 2017 through June 24, 2017.
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Lecture at Erie Art Museum by 'Visual Activist' Susan Shie

Lecture at Erie Art Museum by 'Visual Activist' Susan Shie
February 21, 2017 On Thursday, March 16 at 7 PM, in the Special Events Toom at the the Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie PA, Visual Activist Susan Shie will present a lecture. The lecure in free and open to the public. Susan Shie is a feminist painter, social commentator, and quilt artist, who cares deeply about social justice. Her work reflects everything from events in her personal life, to broad issues like human rights, climate change, and world politics.  She is warm, down-to-earth, and promises to deliver a talk full of stories, wisdom, and the artist's role in speaking truth to power. Based in Wooster, Ohio, Shie has exhibited, presented, and taught nationally and internationally since 1986. She is one of the artists featured in Earth Stories, a traveling exhibit now on view at the Erie Art Museum, which showcases works from 24 contemporary international fiber artists, each inspired by issues of environmental concern. 
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January, 2017

Earth Stories Exhibition at Erie Art Museum

Earth Stories Exhibition at Erie Art Museum
December 29, 2016, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is pleased to present a new Bacon Gallery exhibition, Earth Stories. The show will run from January 20, 2017 through June 11, 2017. Earth Stories, a traveling textile exhibit juried by quilt historian Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi and curated by Leni Levenson Wiener of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Earth Stories showcases work from 24 contemporary international fiber artists, each inspired by issues of environmental concern. Employing a variety of techniques including painting, dyeing, drawing, photo transfer, patchwork, collage, and appliqué into compositions that range from abstract to figurative to graphic, these artists stitch stories of social, economic, and geopolitical significance. This exhibit celebrates stories of people and projects working to protect and restore natural lands and endangered species, increase sustainability through new approaches to agriculture and energy consumption, and otherwise improve the planet we live in.
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December, 2016

Erie Art Museum Celebrating Year of Milestones in 2017

Erie Art Museum Celebrating Year of Milestones in 2017
Erie, PA- Nov. 10, 2016- The coming year will be full of celebrations and transitions as the Erie Art Museum honors nearly 50 years of inspired leadership by Director John Vanco- and his retirement. It will also mark the 25th anniversary of an Erie music and cultural cornerstone, the Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival, which Vanco will continue to lead. 
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Gallery Night scheduled for December 2, 2016

Gallery Night scheduled for December 2, 2016
November 11, 2016, Erie, PA- The Erie Art Museum is organizing the next Gallery Night, scheduled for Friday, December 2 from 7 until 10 p.m. The Erie Art Museum and more than a dozen other independent galleries will open their doors after-hours for a chance to explore the city's vibrant arts scene. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet and greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public.
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November, 2016

Design and Apply Temporary Tattoos at the Erie Art Museum!

Design and Apply Temporary Tattoos at the Erie Art Museum!
November 3, 2016- The Erie Art Museum offers the educational program, Second Sundays every month. This free program features a new exhibit on display in the Museum, a tour in the gallery, and hands-on craft. The next program will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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September, 2016

Gallery Night scheduled for September 23, 2016

Gallery Night scheduled for September 23, 2016
August 23, 2016, Erie, PAThe Erie Art Museum is organizing the next Gallery Night, scheduled for Friday, September 23 from 7 until 10 p.m. A city-wide art gallery crawl through local, independent galleries and the Museum, participating Gallery Night venues will open their doors after-hours for visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists in a unique way. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet and greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public.
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Mood Swing Review: A Solo Exhibition by Ron Bayuzick

Mood Swing Review: A Solo Exhibition by Ron Bayuzick
August 26, 2016, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is pleased to present a new Holstein Gallery exhibition, Mood Swing Review: A solo exhibition by Ron Bayuzick. The show will run from September 23 to February 11, 2017.
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May, 2016

Gallery Night scheduled for May 20, 2016

Gallery Night scheduled for May 20, 2016
April 28, 2016, Erie, PAThe Erie Art Museum is organizing the next Gallery Night, scheduled for Friday, May 20 from 7 until 10 p.m. A city-wide art gallery crawl through local, independent galleries and the Museum, participating Gallery Night venues will open their doors after-hours for visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists in a unique way. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet & greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public.
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March, 2016

Erie Art Museum Gallery Night scheduled for March 11, 2016

Erie Art Museum Gallery Night scheduled for March 11, 2016
March 2, 2016, Erie, PA - The Erie Art Museum is organizing the next Gallery Night, scheduled for Friday, March 11 from 7 until 10 p.m. A city-wide art gallery crawl through local, independent galleries and the Museum, participating Gallery Night venues will open their doors after-hours for visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists in a unique way. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet & greets to wine samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public.
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December, 2015

Assembled Visions: Shelle Barron, Geoff Beadle, Fred Scruton, Terry McKelvey

Assembled Visions: Shelle Barron, Geoff Beadle, Fred Scruton, Terry McKelvey
November 9, 2015, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is pleased to present a new Main Gallery exhibition, Assembled Visions: Shelle Barron, Geoff Beadle, Fred Scruton, Terry McKelvey, on view in November 28 through March 26, 2016. Assembled Visions explores the creative process by bringing together the varied work of four regional artists: Shelle Barron, Geoffrey Beadle, Terry McKelvey and Fred Scruton. Rather than having a single 'Moment of Inspiration,' artists typically engage in a complex open-ended process, where a series of experiments and the aggregation of choices made produce an unexpected outcome.
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