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Current Exhibits

2710, 2017

Daniel Burke: Callings

December 1, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Main Gallery

This retrospective exhibition looks back across the career of this prolific artist to explore highlights from each decade and reveal connections across his various series.

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2508, 2017

Mark Weber: ANIMALS

October 27, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Ronald E. Holstein Gallery

Illustrator Mark Weber presents new drawings and paintings which, he says, demonstrate “a passion for wildlife”.

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2408, 2017

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Ongoing
Katzwinkel Gallery

This collection exhibition features an assortment of Tiffany’s art glass and examples of the ancient Roman glass vessels that inspired him.

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2408, 2017

Betty Schabacker: Bestiary

Ongoing
Frenzel Gallery

A compendium of real and imaginary animals in different mediums and works of art.

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1802, 2017

Ancient Ink: Mark Perrott

June 23, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Bacon Gallery

Photographer Mark Perrott has spent the past several decades documenting the ever-expanding tribe of tattooed and graying Americans.

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1312, 2016

Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr.

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 school bus studio, fabricating sculptures from tin-plated steel sheets and welding rods.

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2809, 2016

Erie Decoys: Folk Art Sculpture

Opening October 29, 2016
Little Things Gallery

Antique duck decoys, rescued from the waterways, where bird hunters placed them as lures, are now widely recognized as folk art sculptures.

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302, 2015

Tromp L’Oeil: Magic & Illusion

Frenzel Gallery

George D. Green’s paintings are visual paradoxes, illusions created through shadow and geometry to create impossible imagery. “No matter how closely you look, this illusion never breaks down,” states Green.

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102, 2015

Prints from the Collection

Nicholas Gallery

Printmakers use sharp tools to cut, etch, and gouge. They apply masks to resist and acids to bite. Is it any wonder the medium lends itself so well to social critique? Currently on display from the permanent collection are European satirical and protest prints by Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Käthe Kollwitz, and Felix Vallotton.

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201, 2015

Joseph Plavcan 1908 – 1981

Nicholas Gallery

Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, Joseph Plavcan moved to Erie as a child. In 1928 he was awarded a Cresson Scholarship to study abroad in Europe, an experience that influenced his work throughout his life. Plavcan taught at Erie Technical High School from 1932 to 1970, and is considered a mentor and influence by many of the region’s artists. Plavcan painted constantly. Former students is how he was always at work on a painting in the classroom.

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