Upcoming Exhibits


• January 30 – December, 2015
Ian Brill: Storm
McCain Family Gallery


Pittsburgh-based multimedia artist Ian Brill’s installation Storm dazzles the senses with light and sound, creating an interactive, multi-sensorial environment.
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• January 24 – March 15, 2015
Kids as Curators
Hagen Family Gallery

Now in it’s 11th year, Kids as Curators continues the Museum’s partnership with area middle schools, Kids as Curators showcases the collections of pre-teens with an exhibit curated and designed by kids, for kids.

• January 27 - January 30, 2015
Mark Weber
Bacon Gallery

Mark Weber will be creating his colorful and whimsical work on site in the Bacon Gallery January 27 – January 30, 2015. The resulting works will be on view and sold during the reception. Read more...

• February 13 through May 16, 2015
Heeschen’s Creatures
Ronald E. Holstein Gallery
Animal prints by printmaker, sculptor and former chair of Allegheny College Art Department, Carl F. Heeschen (1916-1994)

• April 25 – July 5, 2015
92nd Annual Spring Show
Main Gallery

This annual show presents a juried selection of the best regional art from artists residing within 250 miles of Erie.

• May 22 – August 22, 2015
Kristen Cliffel
Ronald E. Holstein Gallery
Kristen Cliffel’s playful ceramics explore “Domestic Mythologies,” reflecting the archetypal myths and fairytales surrounding us.

• June 5, 2015 – January 2016
Klaus Janson/Comic Art
Bacon Gallery
German-born American comic book artist Klaus Janson has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in his career, illustrating and inking some of the best-known heroes for each, including Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and The Avengers.

• June 20 – September 6, 2015
InnovationErie 2015
Hagen Family Gallery
Now in its seventh year, the InnovationErie Design Competition features the top semi-finalists chosen by a panel of InnovationErie judges based on their utility/functionality, aesthetic appeal, potential for regional manufacture and marketability.

• July 12 – November 15, 2015
Chinese Folk Pottery
Main Gallery
This exhibit pairs a traveling exhibition of contemporary Chinese folk pottery—a craft tradition fast disappearing as China rapidly modernizes—with antique Chinese porcelains from the Erie Art Museum’s permanent collection.

• August 28, 2015 – January 2016
Karen Ernst
Ronald E. Holstein Gallery
Furniture designer and wood artist Karen Ernst’s presents a new body of work combining functional designs and unique shapes.

• November 20, 2015 - 2016
Shelle Barron/Geoff Beadle/Lee Forrest
Main Gallery
Three diverse talents—multimedia artist Shelle Barron, painter Geoff Beadle, and painter Lee Forrest—come together for an exhibition of new work.