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Erie Art Museum, Erie

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Erie Art Museum is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Museum holds a collection of more than 8,000 objects, with strengths in American ceramics, Tibetan paintings, Indian bronzes, photography, and comic book art. Focusing on the museum collection, the main gallery features Everything but the Shelves; over a thousand objects hung salon-style. In addition to its collection, the museum hosts four to five visiting exhibitions annually.

The Museum has a wide range of offers including lecture series and opportunities to handle some of the best objects in its collection. Educational programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of art classes for the community are also available. The Museum is dedicated to serving more local school children and teachers with the goal of hosting every fourth grade class in Erie County at least once by 2020. The Museum coordinates Gallery Nights throughout the year highlighting the art-scene in Erie. Performing arts are showcased throughout the year during its After Hours and the popular summer program, Mid-Day Art Break, which represents national and international performers.

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  • Wonderful little museum with interesting exhibits. Visit the glass and gift store next door while you are there.  more »
  • It was our first visit and there was a nice variety of media including driftwood sculpture and metal kinetic sculpture that were unique and interesting. Collections change often so we will...  more »
  • Enthusiastic greeting when we entered. Love the crowded eclectic gallery, but the linear Bacon gallery was under construction when I was there. Overall a nice museum.
  • Awesome place. Fun atmosphere, beautiful art, and friendly staff. Highly recommended for art lovers of all ages!

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