February 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018
McCain Family Gallery
Brady listens to books and periodicals on tape while he snips, hammers, and solders in his bus studio, fabricating sculptures from tin-plated steel sheets and welding rods.
January 20 – June11, 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, which showcases works from 24 contemporary international fiber artists, each inspired by issues of environmental concern.
January 27 – March 19, 2017
Hagen Family Gallery
Preteens love objects and intuitively understand how they reveal history and say something about the owner’s taste and personality. Each year the Museum challenges local students to unleash their creativity by curating exhibits using their collections. This year features diverse and delighting exhibits from three schools, each with an artist-in-residence who, along with teachers, help students conceive, and construct their creations.
Currently on display from the permanent collection are a variety of American and British prints including: British caricatures and popular prints from the late 18th and early 19th century, Engravings by William Hogarth, Ben Shahn’s Rilke Portfolio and the maritime history of Erie.
Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, Joseph Plavcan moved to Erie as a child. At Academy High School he learned from painter George Ericson, a successful illustrator whose works appeared under the name Eugene Iverd. Ericson encouraged him to become a professional artist and to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where in 1928 he was awarded a Cresson Scholarship to study abroad in Europe, an experience that was an important influence on his work throughout his life.