What’s New?


In its 96th year, the Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum is open to artists who live within 250 miles of the city of Erie, the jury process takes place in-person, in the Museum’s galleries. The Erie Art Museum is pleased to partner once again with the Art Department of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to bring an independent juror to judge the show. View the prospectus and register to be in the show.

The Language of Flowers

Feb. 22 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. Art Talk with Josh Helmer is a monthly lecture series dedicated to blowing your mind. Free for members and $5 for non-members plus the price of admission. Register online now.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Feb. 23 from 3 – 5 pm
We’ve all been asked, “Aren’t you too old to still be watching cartoons?” The response is almost always the same: “it’s not a cartoon, it’s anime.” If you’re a fan—great! If you’ve never seen it before then you’re in luck. Admission is Pay-What-You-Wish


March 1, 2019 from 7 – 10 pm
It’s like a pub crawl, but with art. Shop, eat, listen to music and spend time with friends and family while visiting as many local galleries as you can. We’ll have live music by Jeremy Jaeger of The Division Street Machine plus $2 beers. Bar opens at 7pm. Click here to see other participating galleries.


March 8, 2019 from 7 – 8 pm
Join us for a screening of Tom Weber’s “A Few Things About Artists”. Film runs 58 minutes. Q & A with local artists to follow.
Members are free; non-members regular admission.


Give a Crépe is taking over the Museum’s cafe and serving lunch every Thursday-Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm  and Sundays 3 – 5 pm. Savory and sweet crepes made to order, fresh salads and more.     

The Museum is open late on Thursdays and Fridays. Stop by after work or before dinner to grab a $2 beer, listen to music, make art or just hang out. FREE parking after 5 pm.

There is certainly more to do and more to talk about here at the Erie Art Museum. And it’s the perfect time to become a first-time member. Individual memberships are just $15 for the year and family $25. Most of our new offers will be free or discounted for members. Become a Member!

Museum hours:
Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Monday through Wednesday

Staff Chat

We hosted our first staff conversation on Jan. 17 where we discussed the financial state of the Museum, the recent changes and the reasons for them, as well as what we look forward to in the future. It was attended by more than 65 people at the Museum and hundreds more through Facebook Live. You can view the video now.

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

First-time memberships are now only $15
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MORE to see
MORE to talk about
MORE to be a part of

• Extended hours on Thursday and Friday Nights
• Local artist speaker series
• Talks such as Unconfusing Confusing Art
• Behind the scenes collection tours
• Member Meet & Greets
• Members Only Thanksgiving Dinner
• Being part of the coolest art organization in Erie!

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NARM logo (Final)

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.