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What’s New?

Highmark Mid Day Art Break
June/July/August • every wedensday

The Erie Art Museum invites you to enjoy the sounds of summer at Highmark Mid-Day Art Break every Wednesday from noon until 1 o’clock all summer long. Stop down to the Museum’s 5th Street patio for live music, lunch at our Wave Cafe, and free gallery tours offered at 12:30 and 1 p.m.

Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival
August 4 – 6, Free, Rain or Shine

The 2017 Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival is expanding to include another full day. Kick off Friday with Art Acts: Performances and interactive workshops with artists, performers, musicians and puppeteers from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Department of Community Arts. Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association exhibition opens at LEAF Education Center building. Paint a Mural with artist Mark Weber. Explore music-making at the Erie Philharmonic’s Jazz Instruments Petting Zoo & much more! End the day with a special double-feature version of LEAF’s Movies in the Arboretum. Saturday and Sunday feature national and regional musicians like Eddie Turner and Trouble, Mokoomba, Russell Malone Quartet, and Trio 3 all in a beautiful, outdoor, family-friendly setting. Enjoy food vendors, beer garden, festival merchandise and kids activities.

Interim Director Hired

Times of change are also times of opportunity. I know the Erie community treasures the many ways our Museum nurtures the appreciation of art in the lives of individuals from early childhood to retirement age and beyond. During this transition time, we will continue to follow our mission of “maintaining an institution of excellence dedicated to the performance of the visual arts..”, and we will work together creatively to build on the past as we move into the future. Read More

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NARM institution can receive reciprocal benefits such as free admission and shop discounts at over 800 institutions across North America! Click here for more information and links to participating Museums.