What’s New?

Brett Kern: The Lost World
September 1, 2019 – August 16, 2020
The tagline of Jurassic Park: The Lost World reads “Something has Survived”, and this is undeniably true for Brett Kern. What survived? Brett’s infatuation with the pop culture of the 80s and 90s. A master of clay, Brett’s sculptures are fun, smart and nothing short of exceptional. Read more

Make and Play
Meets: 10/19, 11/2 and 11/23 from 2 – 4 pm
Need a little down time? Drop the kids off with us for a few hours. They’ll work with Ms. Carissa, the Museum’s Director of Education, to make their own paper, paint, sculpt and more. New art making activities every month. Ages 7 – 11. $20 non-members /$10 members. Register Here

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving
October 24 from 6 – 8:30 pm
Bring your own pumpkin or pick one up at the Museum. We’ll have everything you need to carve a super cool pumpkin. Plus, we’ll clean up the mess! Let us know your coming.

Drag Bingo

Drag Bingo
January 17 from 7 – 10 pm
It’s bingo, but with a hell of a lot more pizzazz! Between games enjoy performances by Erie’s favorite queen Rebecca Mae and others. Cash bar, prizes and more. $30 for non-members and $15 for members. Entrance fee covers your first six cards. Additional cards $3 each. Register Here

Intro Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography
Class Meets: 11/2, 11/9 and 11/16 from 2– 4 pm
In this class you’ll learn the basics of digital photography, such as camera controls, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, metering and composition. A digital camera with settings beyond automatic is required.  Register Here

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Second Sundays
Second Sundays are perfect for spending time with your kids or grandkids at the Museum. Different art making activities every month plus admission is Pay-What-You-Wish.
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Art Critique

Art Critique
Meets: 11/8 from 6 – 8 pm
Working on a new piece? Want feedback? Bring it to one of our monthly critiques. Get together with other local and regional artists to share and discuss your work. It’s a great way to meet fellow artists and strengthen the artist community in Erie. Professional and amateur artists welcome.

Blacksmithing Basics

Blacksmithing Basics
Session 2: 11/17  from 9 – 1 pm
In this class you’ll learn the basics of blacksmithing and complete a project of your own. Past projects include fire pokers, bottle openers and more. Ages 14 and up. No experience required. Register online or over the phone.
Register Here

Art Talk Gender

Art Talk: Gender in Art
October 18 from 6 – 7 pm
If you think gender is solely a twenty-first century topic you couldn’t be more wrong. Issues of gender have been played out in art for centuries. Join us as we explore masculinity, femininity and even the gender bending of Christ.
Register Here

Ghouls Night

Ghouls Night Out
October 25 from 7 – 11 pm
We’re throwing an adult costume party! We’ll have ghoul bands, dancing, specialty drinks and prizes for the best art inspired costumes. $5 cover charge for non-members and free for members.

Art Talk Flowers

Art Talk: Language of Flowers
November 15 from 6 – 7 pm
For hundreds of years artists used plants and flowers to communicate all kinds of messages. Join us as we root around their hidden meanings.  Register Here

Trick or Treat

October 27 from 1 – 3 pm
Last year we had over 500 people trick-or-treat through the galleries with their kids and grandkids, and we can’t wait to do it again! We’ll have arts and crafts, a monster themed scavenger hunt, full sized candy bars and prizes for the best art inspired costumes. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Hands-On: The Best Of
November 1 from 6 – 7 pm
Picasso, Matisse, Whistler, Warhol, Lichtenstein and more. We’re putting out the best of the Museum’s collection for you to get your hands on. Register today.


Members Only Thanksgiving
November 22  from 6 – 8 pm
What are we thankful for? Our members. We’re inviting all of you to the Museum for a little holiday pre-gaming. Food, live music, art and more.

The Erie Art Museum is a member of NARM, an affiliation of arts and cultural institutes located throughout North America. Individuals who join a participating 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. An Erie Art Museum membership of $100 or more registered on or after June 1, 2016 will be automatically enrolled in the program. The NARM membership provides free admission to over 800 Museums nationally.

Staff Chat

On Jan. 17th we hosted our first ever Staff Chat to openly discuss the financial state of the Museum, the changes being made and the results we are seeing as a result thereof. Thank you to all of those who attended and watched from home via Facebook Live. You can view the entire program here.

Staff Chat at the Erie Art Museum, January 17, 2019

We're hosting our first Staff Chat tonight. You'll hear the state of the Museum; what we've been up to the past nine months and where we are headed going forward.

Posted by Erie Art Museum on Thursday, January 17, 2019