What’s New?

To purchase tickets simply click this link: ARTrageous Tickets.
Tickets are $100 from May 1st – 31st, and $125 from June 1st – 9th.
There are a limited number of tickets and we expect this award-winning event to sell out again this year.

The Erie Art Museum’s signature gala, ARTrageous, is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 7 –11 p.m. With last year’s attendance topping 800, this award-winning event is the must-see party of the summer. Special thanks to this year’s sponsors. There’s still time to join the party and be a sponsor, contact Development Director, Christine Eddy, at 814.459.5477 or email


Make this the best summer ever by joining an Erie Art Museum class.

Too busy for a 6-week class? No problem. Sign up for a one or two day workshop! Our offerings include Intro to Spoon Carving, Capture the Landscape: Plein Aire Painting, Intro to Life Drawing, Digital Camera Basics, Landscape Photography, Asian Watercolor Painting, Open Paint, Absolute Beginner: How to Draw, Children’s summer camps, and more. Classes begin the week of June 11th in the Erie Insurance Education Wing of the Museum. Find more information and register here.


Erie’s favorite lunchtime music series is back and better than ever! Highmark Mid-day Art Break begins Wednesday, June 6th and continues all summer long. Join us on the Dana & Pete Zaphiris Family Patio/Great Lakes Insurance Services Group, L.L.C. on 5th Street every Wednesday from noon until 1 o’clock. Grab lunch at the Whole Foods Co-op Cafe & Bakery and enjoy Museum with Pay-What-You-Wish admission and tours at 12:30 and 1 p.m. Read more

EAM Welcomes Our New Director: Joshua Helmer

It is with great excitement and pleasure that we introduce the new Executive Director of the Erie Art Museum, Joshua R. Helmer. Josh comes to us having spent the last four years leading institutional change at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he served as the Assistant Director for Interpretation. While at the PMA, Josh was tasked with leading the museum in a complete rethinking of how it engaged its nearly 800,000 visitors a year. He also brings a background in art history, earning his undergraduate degree from Hartwick College and a master’s degree from Syracuse University. Read more


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.