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2106, 2018

Mary Beth McKenzie: A Life in Art

July 13 – Sept. 24, 2018
Main Gallery

McKenzie’s abstract portraits convey a sense of quiet introspection, passing time, and the inner lives of her subjects.

212, 2017

American Bonsai: David Bennett’s Potted Forest

June 9 – July 15, 2018
Inner Courtyard

Falls Run Garden Steward David Bennett gathers bonsai trees from regional forests and fields and trains them in pots of his design.

2811, 2017

Ceramic Sculpture by Chuck Johnson

September 14 – December 2, 2018
Hagen Family Gallery

Chuck Johnson combines the built and biological world in precarious, allegorical, ceramic towers.

1511, 2016

Blacksmith Workshop

1511, 2016

Young at Art: Intro to Paint

2607, 2016

The Big Picture

The Big Picture is a consortium of organizations (Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts & Culture, the YMCA and Tungsten Creative) motivated by the potential for public art to transform people and spaces in Erie County and enhance the quality of everyday life. The Big Picture aims to provide artists and community organizations with the resources and inspiration to create, support and sustain large-scale murals throughout the community.

107, 2016

Styled by Adams: Streamlining America 1934 – 1958

October 10, 2014 through March 30, 2015

Erie born, M.I.T. educated industrial designer and architect Wilbur Henry Adams’ (1906-1958) brief but flourishing career is the focus of an exhaustively researched overview of a collection of drawings, sketchbooks, fine art, and ephemera from Adams. Adams followed studies at Academy High School under George Ericson (Eugene Iverd) with a year at the then Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh.

2106, 2016

FILM at the Erie Art Museum: June 29

This summer’s FILM series runs every wednesday May 18 through July 20th. The Women in Film program returns with a spotlight on female filmmakers. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m. Admission: $5.00 College ID Night: Show your active college ID and get one free admission Go to Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania to purchase a ticket ahead of time or you can buy one at the door.

1205, 2011

Permanent Collection

Since the 2010 expansion, many of the Museum’s treasures are on display for the first time, in the multipurpose room and in the Frenzel, Nicholas, and Little Things galleries. In addition to works by Erie artists, including painter Joseph Plavcan, visitors will find multiple works by pop art painter John Clem Clarke, abstract illusionist painter George D. Green and others on view throughout the museum.

1205, 2010

Higherglyphics: Annex Stairwell Project

HIGHERGLYPHICS is a significant contribution to the Erie Art Museum that complements its $10M expansion. Artist Todd Scalise installed a permanent, postmodern-styled mural employing the idea of a regional historical narrative.