Welcome to the Erie Art Museum!

The Erie Art Museum’s website has a new look! Thanks to an Erie Community Foundation Helping Today grant, the Erie Art Museum was able to completely remake the site.

The Erie Community Foundation grant supports a general overhaul of the Museum’s marketing program, recognizing and embracing the changing roles of print, the web, and social media. “The new website enables the Museum to showcase exhibitions and programs in a more interactive way,” Director of Marketing and Public Relations Carissa Snarski notes. “We will highlight exhibits with video, blog entries and more to truly immerse the audience and connect them to the Museum.”

The new website was created by ErieMultimedia, with the assistance of the Museum’s Senior Designer, Andrea Krivak.

What’s New?

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in Concert
Monday, February 20, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m.
Free, suggested donation $15

Join us for a special February Mid-Day Art Break performance on President’s Day for a fiery hour of jazz on the Museum’s stage. Led by internationally renowned percussionist Kahil El’ Zabar with Corey Wilkes, on trumpet and Alex Harding on baritone sax; the trio seamlessly combines the ancient rhythms of the past with new frontiers of improvisation.

 A fanfare of colors, sounds and rhythmical hipness, a performance by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is a celebration of deep jazz.

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Mark your calendar! ARTrageous! Honoring 50 years of John Vanco is set for June 10, 2017. You have a unique opportunity to attend one of the most talked about celebrations in the history of Erie. The Erie Art Museum will be filled from corner to corner with music, performances, dynamic art, delectable food and signature beverages. Sponsors are coming on board now and invitations will go out in spring. For more information about the event click here.

jv-head-shotErie Art Museum Celebrating Year of Milestones in 2017

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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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. Link for the click here.