Erie Art Museum

Erie Art Museum

In 1898 a group of artists came together to form The Art Club of Erie. The new organization met at the Art Gallery in the new Public Library on Perry Square, where it would make its home for the next half century.  The Art Club moved, together with the Erie Public Museum, to the Watson-Curtze Mansion on West Sixth Street in the 1940’s, and in 1956 moved to a building of their own. The building  gradually became known as the Art Center, and  the first professional Director was hired in 1968.

As the Erie Art Center expanded it now includes  a traveling exhibition program ,  a darkroom , frame shop, studios for artists , ceramics studio , and commenced the Contemporary Music Series.

What’s now known as the Erie Art Museum continues to grow and expand so you never know what you’ll find on your next visit!

 



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