What’s New?

Special Notice:
The Erie Art Museum is closed to visitors for the next two weeks in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Watch our Facebook page for any updates. Thanks for your support.

Brett Kern exhibit

Brett Kern: The Lost World
Through 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. Read more

Paint Night

EAM Paint Nights
April 17 and May 8 from 6 – 7 pm
We’re switching up Paint Night due to the stay-at-home order. It’s going virtual! So BYOB from your kitchen and join us online. We’ll provide guidance from Connie Bootz Dante. No charge this month, but registration is necessary so we can send the Zoom link. Space is limited. Register Here

Drag Bingo

Drag Bingo
August 1 from 7 – 10 pm
It’s bingo, but with a hell of a lot more pizzazz! Between games enjoy performances by Erie’s favorite queen Rebecca Mae and others. Cash bar, prizes and more. Register online $35 for non-members and $20 for members. The entrance fee covers six games. Additional 3-game sheets $3 each.

Peep Show 2020

Peep Show
April 26
It’s a Peep Show!
No! Not like that! It’s an art-making competition where people make things out of marshmallow peeps. You make something out of Peeps at home and send in your pictures before Noon, April 26th to be included in the judging. Email them to us here. Prizes awarded for best art historical reference, most creative use of peep, etc. We will announce the winners Monday, April 27.

Art Critique Sponsors

Art Critique
Meets: May 22 from 6 – 8 pm
Working on a new piece? Want feedback? The Erie Art Museum will host an online Art Critique, May 22 from 6 – 8 pm. Get together with other local and regional artists to share and discuss your work. It’s a great way to meet fellow artists and strengthen the artist community in Erie. Professional and amateur artists welcome. Register here.

Forgery Hour
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 have an artist on hand to help you make your fake. Keep an eye out for future dates.

Gallery Night
June 19 from 7 – 10 pm
Gallery Night is like a pub crawl, but with art. Shop, eat, listen to music and spend time with friends and family visiting as many local galleries as you can. There’s no better way to get a feel for Erie’s art and culture scene.

Class Jewelry

Precious Metal Jewelry Making
Class has been postponed at this time. It will come back in the fall.
In this class you’ll learn basic and advanced jewelry making techniques. Make and follow your own project plan from start to finish.

Second Sundays: Design an Egg
April 19
Since we can’t get together for this one, we are egg-cited to see what you come up with. Share your pictures with us on Facebook. If you need a template let us know.


Second Sundays: Slime Time
Slime Time is postponed for now. Keep an eye out for it in the future.
Are your kids into making slime? Save yourself the mess and come to the Erie Art Museum. All the fun and none of the clean-up. Pay-what-you-wish from 2 – 4 pm. Let us know you’re coming.

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.