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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

Gallery Night
December 6 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. See full line up

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

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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. See full line up

Art Critique

Art Critique
Meets: Jan. 3 &  Feb. 7 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.

Asian Watercolor

Asian Watercolor
Class Meets: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 and 2/13 from 4– 6 pm
This class will introduce you to the art of Asian watercolor painting. You’ll learn to paint traditional motifs such as bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms and chrysanthemums with traditional materials. Small class size allows for personalized instruction. Register Here

Art History Class

Art History 101
Class Meets: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 and 1/30 from 6 – 8 pm
Interested in art history? Want to learn more? Well then, we’ve got just the thing for you—a five-week art history course taught by our Director. Register Here

Art HIstory Jeopardy

Art History Jeopardy
Dec. 12 & Feb. 20 from 6 – 7 pm
A fun way to spend an evening with friends at the Erie Art Museum. What is Art History Jeopardy? That is correct.

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography
Class Meets: 1/11, 1/18 and1/25 from 11 am – 1 pm
This class will introduce you to the basics of portrait photography such as camera controls, aperture, shutter speed and composition. Register Here 

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Art Talk: Art That Shocked the World (Replay)
Dec. 27 from 6 – 7 pm
Great art has always shocked, shaken and sparked conversation. Join us as we discuss everything from the naked body to the use of urine as medium. Register Here

EAM Paint Nights
Dec. 19, Jan. 3, and Feb. 13 from 6 – 7 pm
What’s better than an evening full of happy little trees, wig wearing and $2 beers? Not a damn thing. Therefore, we’ll be showing classic episodes of The Joy of Painting once a month. Paints, brushes and wigs provided. Register Here   

Bingo Nights

Bingo Nights
Dec. 20 & Feb. 21 from 7 – 9 pm
Ever play bingo in an art museum? No? Then grab your friends and get your game on! Cash prizes. Register Here   

Forgery Hour

Forgery Hour
Dec 26 & Feb. 7 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 even have an artist on hand to help you make your fake. Register Here  

N64 Tournament

N64 Mario Kart Tournament
Jan. 24 from 6 – 8 pm
That’s right millennials! The EAM is hosting its first ever N64 Mario Kart Tournament. If video games are an artform (and they certainly are), then Mario Kart is a bonafide masterpiece. We’ll have games going on all over the building. $10 buy-in. Single elimination. Cash prizes for those who finish in the top three.

Open-Mic Poetry
Jan. 10 & 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.

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

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