What’s New?

Due to SNOW EMERGENCY Anime Afternoon has been moved to Jan. 26

Anime Afternoons
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 because we’ll be showing three Ghibli Studio classics:

Princess Mononoke
Jan. 26  from 3 – 5 pm

Pay-What-You-Wish attendance


Thursdays and Fridays are a lot of fun. Join us for After Hours at the Erie Art Museum. We have monthly lecture series, opportunities to handle some of the best objects in the Museum’s collection, holidays at the Museum, pop-up workshops, and just more opportunities to be at the Museum. On Thursday and Friday nights, between 5 – 8pm, beers are just $2, wine is $5 and we have non-alcoholic beverages too.

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 18, 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

Staff Chat will be held quarterly. The next one will be in April. Check out our Facebook events, Quarterly magazine, and website for more information.



Art Talk with Josh Helmer is a monthly lecture series dedicated to blowing your mind.


Un-confusing Confusing Art (Replay)
Jan. 25 from 6 – 7 pm
Ever look at something in a museum and think to yourself “how is that art?” We all have. Join us for a lively discussion that promises to un-confuse even the most confusing art.
Free for members
$5 for non-members plus the price of admission. Space is limited. Register online now! Or call during museum hours to reserve your spot 814-459-5477.
Happy hour starts at 5 pm with $2 beers and $5 wine.

First-time memberships are now only $15
sign up today!

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.