Current Exhibits

• January 18 – April 13, 2014
Robert Polidori, Selected Works
Main Gallery
Canadian-born New York City photographer Robert Polidori is well known for his architectural studies, his work as a staff photographer for The New Yorker and frequent contributions to magazines and books, including Vanity Fair...Read more

• February 15 through September 14, 2014
EXPOSED: Recent Gifts to the Photography Collection
Bacon Gallery
Tom Caravaglia is a renowned photographer whose New York studio has produced iconic images of celebrated dancers and musicians for decades. In 2011, the Museum exhibited “The Gift of Music”, a remarkable collection of photographs about music and musicians, all gifted to the Museum by Caravaglia and his colleagues, including many former students. Now, he has invited other colleagues to join him in a second gift exhibition. Read more

• March 7 through June 14, 2014
The Amish Art of Anna J. Weaver
Ronald E. Holstein Gallery
Amish painter Anna J. Weaver's simple folk art acrylic paintings capture her community and lifestyle. Originally from Spartansburg, PA. Weaver now lives in Sherman, NY with her husband and six children...Read more

• February 4, 2014 through December 31, 2014
Sanctuary of Illumination, An Installation
by Lucy Slivinski

McCain Family Gallery

Chicago-based artist Lucy Slivinski creates an installation using recycled materials, supporting a green initiative she has followed for over two decades. Read more


• Opened September 2012
Higherglyphics: Annex Stairwell Project
by Todd Scalise
HIGHERGLYPHICS is a significant contribution to the Erie Art Museum by complementing its recently opened $10M expansion. In the coming months Todd Scalise will install a permanent, continuous, postmodern-styled mural employing the idea of a regional historical narrative...Read more

• December 2012 through 2014
South Asian Collections
Ground Floor Gallery
Museum staff have worked in partnership with the local Bhutanese community to create this installation of works from the Museum's collection, including Tibetan thangka paintings and bronze and stone sculptures from India.

• November 2012 thorugh 2013
Pueblo Pottery
Little Things Gallery
Initially, Pueblo pottery was solely made for utilitarian purposes, with little consideration for artistry. The shape of early vessels reflected their use—gathering water, storing grains and liquids,
and preserving seeds for the next planting... Read more


Permanent Collection
Nicholas Gallery
Among the many things not to be missed in the
new galleries are selections from the Museum’s permanent collection...Read more