The year 2020 is one that most people will not easily forget. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down “normal” life, typical events were canceled. Student artists were planning their final thesis presentations and exhibitions of their work to graduate; a culmination of years of working their craft. Their final year ended without the pomp and circumstance, but even more unfortunate, without their final shows. The Erie Art Museum understood the impact of the loss on both the graduates and the community. That is why it has partnered with western Pennsylvania universities to bring this exhibition, The Year that was Missed, to the Erie Art Museum.
This current exhibition is for the second half of The Year that was Missed, set to show from April 30th – August 30th, will feature BA artists from Mercyhurst University. This first half of the exhibition (that is no longer on view) featured the MFA/MA graduates from two university art programs: Edinboro University (EU) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
Every artist involved brings a unique style, voice, and technique that culminates in a stunning exhibition to witness. Enjoy the exhibition.