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Brett Kern exhibit

Brett Kern: The Lost World
Through 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

Drag Bingo
May 15 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. Check back soon, tickets for our Aug. 1 Drag Bingo will be on sale soon!

Peep Show 2020

Peep Show
April 5 from 12- 2 pm
No! Not like that! It’s an art making competition where people make things out of marshmallow peeps. Prizes awarded for best art historical reference, most creative use of peep, etc. Day of submissions only. Judging begins at 1 pm. Let us know you’re coming.

Spring Show: Registration
Register before March 1st
Online registration for the Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show is open until March 1st at 11:59pm. Artists are encouraged to use online registration to streamline the drop-off process. Ask those who registered online last year! Register Here

An Evening with the Juror: Aruna d’souza
April 2 at 6 pm at Edinboro University
In addition to serving as this year’s juror, D’Souza will engage with students and faculty at Edinboro University as well as present a free public lecture at Edinboro University’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall on April 2, from 6-9 p.m.

Art Critique Sponsors

Art Critique
Meets: March 6, April 3 and May 22 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.


Second Sundays: Stained Glass Art
March 8 from 2 – 4 pm
We’re making suncatchers that look like stained glass at the Erie Art Museum. We’ll provide everything you need, just bring your creativity. Pay-what-you-wish from 2 – 4 pm. Let us know you’re coming.

Asian Watercolor

Asian Watercolor
Class Meets: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 and 5/7 from 5 – 7 pm
This class will introduce you to the art of Asian watercolor painting. Different techniques for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. Small class size allow for personalized introduction. Register Here

Forgery Hour
May 1 from 6 – 7 pm
Ever look at a famous work of art and think “I could do that”? Well here’s your chance. The challenge? Can you counterfeit a famous work of art from our collection? We’ll provide the materials and have an artist on hand to help you make your fake.

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Gallery Night
Feb. 28 from 7 – 10 pm
Gallery Night is like a pub crawl, but with art. Shop, eat, listen to music and spend time with friends and family visiting as many local galleries as you can. There’s no better way to get a feel for Erie’s art and culture scene. Check out all participating galleries.

Class Jewelry

Precious Metal Jewelry Making
Class Meets: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, & 5/20
from 7 – 9 pm. In this class you’ll learn basic and advanced jewelry making techniques. Make and follow your own project plan from start to finish. Register Here 

Paint Night

EAM Paint Nights
March 5, April 17 and May 8 from 6 – 7 pm
What’s better than an evening full of painting and $2 beers? Not a damn thing. Paints, brushes, and guidance all provided. $10 plus the price of admission for non-members and $5 for members. Register Here

Second Sundays: Design an Egg
April 19 from 2 – 4 pm
Are your kids into making slime? Save yourself the mess and come to the Erie Art Museum. All the fun and none of the clean-up. Pay-what-you-wish from 2 – 4 pm. Let us know you’re coming.

Open-Mic Poetry
Feb.13 from 6 – 7 pm
Why not? We’ve got a microphone. Stop by to read or listen. It’s a great way to meet other writers in the area, workshop your newest poem and get a sense of the local writing scene.

N64 Smash Bros

N64 Smash Bros Tournament
April 10 from 6 – 8 pm
That’s right millennials! The EAM is hosting a N64 Smash Brothers Tournament. If video games are an artform (and they certainly are), then Smash Brothers is a bonafide masterpiece. We’ll have games going on all over the building. $10 buy-in. Single elimination. Cash prizes for top three.

Class Lightroom Editing

Lightroom Editing for Beginners
Class Meets: 2/6/, 2/13 and 2/20 from 5 – 7 pm
In this class you’ll learn how to use Lightroom. Specifically, how to organize your photos, import + export, adjust color, exposure and other tools to correct and enhance your photographs. Register Here


Second Sundays: Slime Time
May 3 from 2 – 4 pm
Are your kids into making slime? Save yourself the mess and come to the Erie Art Museum. All the fun and none of the clean-up. Pay-what-you-wish from 2 – 4 pm. Let us know you’re coming.

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.