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1307, 2016

Ian Brill: Storm

January 30 through January 10, 2016

Pittsburgh-based multi-media artist Ian Brill’s work combines light, sound, and technology into an interactive experience for the viewer. Brill creates his installations out of polystyrene (corrugated plastic sheeting) and uses light and sound to amplify the experience. Brill’s installations are part of a series called Transmission. Begun in 2010, it explores architectural, interactive, and programmatic technology. His research has led to constructions for gallery exhibitions, festivals and staging contexts.

1207, 2016

Mark Weber, In Residence

January 28 - 30, 2015

Artists painting with speed and abandon are a common trope in film and television—but in real life, where thought and control are essential to good work, the process of painting is generally at a much slower speed. In January, Museum visitors have an opportunity to watch a live artist who works at a pretty quick pace.

1107, 2016

Kids As Curators 2015

January 24 - March 15, 2015

Now in its 11th year, Kids As Curators is a partnership between the Museum and three local schools, challenging them to create an exhibit of their collections. The exhibit is often likened to “walking into the brain of a 12-year-old” and is always surprising, poignant, and humorous.

1007, 2016

Heeschen’s Creatures

February 13 through May 16, 2015

The late Carl F. Heeschen (1916-1994) was a respected professor of art at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA for 35 years. In collaboration with the Heeschen family, and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Allegheny College, the Museum is pleased to present a selection of the artists’ linocuts and other prints picturing animals.

907, 2016

Paintings from the Collection

February 6, 2015 through May 24, 2015

The Erie Art Museum collection, like those in museums the world over, holds many more artworks than can be exhibited at one time. The Museum’s collection of more than 8,000 objects—prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, and textiles—includes about 700 paintings, most of which must languish in storage at any point in time. For this exhibition, Curator John Vanco has selected a group of paintings acquired during the 21st Century, which—with a few significant exceptions—the Museum has not previously exhibited.

807, 2016

92nd Annual Spring Show

April 25 through July 5, 2015

The 92nd Annual Spring Show is a regional competition celebrating new work by artists in all media. Works will be accepted from artists residing within 250 miles of the City of Erie from March 13 – 22, 2015.

707, 2016

Kristen Cliffel: Stories We Tell

May 22 through August 22, 2015

Ceramic sculptor Kristen Cliffel’s whimsical works explore “Domestic Mythologies.” She is fascinated by the complex relationships we develop with one another and our sense of “home” as we grow up in modern America. Facing ever-changing roles as daughter, sister, wife and mother, she creates sculptures that reference what we find comforting, familiar and desirable, while questioning the presumption of “happily ever after” and beyond.

607, 2016

Art of the Comic Book: Original Works from Klaus Janson, John Totleben, and the Museum’s Collection

June 12 through February 7, 2016

Words with pictures are storytelling in its simplest form, and illustrations have been accompanying the written word for as long as we’ve been setting stylus, chisel, or pen to papyrus, stone or paper. Comics as we know them today began as a newspaper insert to boost circulation, and the first comic books were collections of these “funny pages.”

507, 2016

InnovationErie 2015

June 27 through September 13, 2015

Now in its seventh year, the InnovationErie Design Competition promotes creative product ideas that can be manufactured or created in the Erie region. Artists, inventors, and thinkers were encouraged to submit product designs in competition for the Wilbur Henry Adams Grand Prize and over $30,000 in cash and assistance awards.

407, 2016

Minyao:Chinese Folk Pottery, Imperial Porcelains and Brother Thomas

July 24 through November 15, 2015

China is historically the leader in ceramic arts with the oldest examples of pottery in the world. For the past 20,000 years they have developed a rich legacy of ceramics that have been vigorously studied by Western ceramicists and highly sought after by museums and private collectors. Most of the wares collected and admired come from imperial kilns, masterful works made for the consumption of the elite by the most esteemed ceramicists. Vastly underappreciated yet equally remarkable, however, is the tradition of folk pottery, or minyao, that represents the everyday wares for the common people of China.