What’s New?

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

Now in its 11th year, Gallery Nights are a vital expression of Erie’s lively art scene. Organized by the Erie Art Museum, each Gallery Night offers a different constellation of partners, from well-established commercial galleries to pop-up exhibits, artist’s studios, and boutiques. With the Museum as the anchor, each location brings its own vibe and special fare to these festive Friday evenings.

The Museum opens two new exhibits; the 95th Annual Spring Show, a juried exhibition of works from the region and Vintage Neon, photographs of mid-century signage by Pittsburgh artist and photographer Chuck Biddle. Also on view is Faces and Places, a survey of six decades of paintings by retired Edinboro professor James McMurray, Divine Instinct, Gary Spinosa’s sculptures inspired by ancient art and iconography. Gallery talk by Chuck Biddle at 7:15. Dianne Borsenik, Kim Noyes, Barbara Crone, Chuck Joy and Cee Williams recite original poems responding to works in the Spring Show at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Click here to see participating galleries

Second Sunday
May 13: Flower Power 

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year by creating artwork as a family. View the beautiful flower, landscape, and portrait paintings in James McMurray’s introspective exhibit Faces and Places. Then make a colorful bouquet of tissue paper flowers.

Second Sundays provides FREE admission to the Erie Art Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with tours and an exhibit-based art activity from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All ages welcome. 

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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.