Located in the 1839 Old Custom House, now expanded with new construction that ties together five historic buildings, the collections of the Erie Art Museum contain nearly 7,000 objects. It is an eclectic collection, with recognized holdings of Tibetan art, and particularly strong representation of NW Pennsylvania Folk Art traditions. Notable is the collection of contemporary art baskets.
Porcelain creations inspired by sacred art, fertility figures, icons, altars, and roadside shrines
Photographs, video, and text that preserve the stories of 15 regional gardens
Displaying photographs that preserve the elements of mid-century signage
Depicting narratives from the built and biological worlds
Portrait created with a slow accumulation of marks.
Explores Erie’s identity through photographs, prints, paintings, and sculpture
Clay sculpture inspired by time in Japan, tornados, and pure creativity
Immersive installation reveals new forms of art making and a new perspective on Erie
Large scale mixed media works reinvent personal history