What’s New?

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


Museum Holiday Schedule:
Dec. 24 – 27 Closed
Re-Open Friday, Dec. 28th normal hours!


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.

Art that Shocked the World
Dec. 28 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 a medium. Happy hour starts at 5 pm with $2 beers and $5 wine. Please register online today! Click here to register.

Hands-On is a monthly opportunity to handle some of the best objects in our collection. Activity begins promptly at 6 pm. We recommend arriving early to check-in, enjoy a beverage and relax.


Stieglitz Photographs (Part I)
Jan. 11 from 6 – 7 pm
Stieglitz was one of the most influential photographers of all time and we just so happen to have over thirty of his photographs. Join us for part one of a three-part series dedicated to the work of Alfred Stieglitz.   
$10 for members
$15 for non-members plus the price of admission. Space is limited. Call today to reserve your spot 814-459-5477.
Happy hour starts at 5 pm with $2 beers and $5 wine.

Second Sundays are perfect for spending time with your kids at the museum. Different art making activities every month and admission is Pay-What-You-Wish.

Snow Day
Jan 13 from 2 – 4 pm
Be sure you and your kids dress warm because we’re hosting a snowman building competition in our sculpture garden. Don’t like the cold? No worries. Join us inside for hot chocolate and paper snowflake making.


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. 19 from 3 – 5 pm

Pay-What-You-Wish attendance


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!

Click here to sign up for monthly newsletter or special announcements.


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.