What’s New?

Join us every Wednesday this summer for live music and lunch. Doors open at 11:30, music from Noon-1 pm. Brown bag it or grab something to eat in our cafe. Admission is Pay-What-You-Wish. See full line-up.

Brett Kern: The Lost World
September 1, 2019 – 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.

Hands On: Comic Book Art
September 13 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What are you doing after Comic-Con? Going to the art museum to get your hands on some original drawings by Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, John Buscema and more. From Spidy to Batman we’ve got ‘em all. Nerds assemble!

Closing Celebration
September 6 from 5 – 7 pm
Join us as we celebrate the closing of the Nicole & Harry Spring Show. Grab a drink at the bar, listen to live music and from 6 to 7 pm see what’s still available. Accepted works and purchases can be taken home starting at 7pm.

Make and Play
Meets: 9/28, 10/19, 11/2 and 11/23 from 2 – 4 pm
Need a little down time? Drop the kids off with us for a few hours. They’ll work with Ms. Carissa, the Museum’s Director of Education, to make their own paper, paint, sculpt and more. New art making activities every month. $20 for non-members and $10 for members. Register online or over the phone.

Art Talk Top 50

Art Talk: Top 50 Symbols in Western Art
September 27 from 6 – 7 pm
Join us as we count down the top fifty symbols used in western art. We’ll cover everything from the loyal dog to the sexually promiscuous cat.

Forgery Hour

Forgery Hour
October 11 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. $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Register online or over the phone.

Gallery Night
September 20, from 7 – 10 pm
If you haven’t been to a Gallery Night at the EAM in a while then this is the one. No, seriously! We’ll be debuting two world-class works of art, the likes of which have never been seen before in Erie, PA. Renowned ceramist and Erie native Brett Kern will be here to celebrate his opening. Plus, we’ll have live music by the Honest Mistakes and Tim Kaye, ClaySpace, art making, $2 beers and snacks by Coffee in the Park. $3 cover charge for non-members and free for members.


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

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



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• 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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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.