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Erie Art Museum

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Address: 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106
Phone Number: +1 814-459-5477
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Hometown Gem

Today, I visited this museum for the first time. I am ashamed that this is in my hometown and I had never visited. Our guide Kellie made this such a memorable visit with her... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Mike R
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This place has changed since my last visit (2010), but for the better. The museum in my town, Toledo Museum of Art, is enormous so it may be a bit unfair of a comparison or point of reference to judge this museum by. The Erie Art Museum has roughly 15 galleries (give or take). It does not take long at... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Today, I visited this museum for the first time. I am ashamed that this is in my hometown and I had never visited. Our guide Kellie made this such a memorable visit with her extreme knowledge and her sheer passion for what is obvious enjoyment to all that listens. She has made me a fan....

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Thank Mike R
Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have had contact, joy, challenges, reprieve, knowledge and most of all, so many "aha!" moments over many years of visiting the Erie ARTS Museum. I have taken "one evening" classes as well as week long teacher Act 48 classes. There is so much vitality in the building.....Music on the Patio on Wednesdays offered for free during the lunch hour... More 

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Toronto
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Spring Show & permanent collections featured some great local artists that we would never have seen if we hadn't come here: We all loved the Joseph Plavcan paintings. Overall, the works were very interesting and modern. We all got a kick out of the old building and my kids LOVED the Dark Garden! Oh, and you have to go... More 

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Thank MarMadFred
Monaca, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

A great way to see Erie Art Museum is to go at noon on Wednesday. They have free outdoor concerts and admission to the museum. The museum has several great displays. You can buy a drink or lunch, listen to a good concert, and enjoy the art.

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Thank lindadwl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was $9 well spent. We were there about an hour and a half. The art of comic book exhibit was my favorite. There were really interesting pieces there. A lot of local are which is cool. I was a little confused on the layout so make sure to grab a map. It wasn't busy so it felt like we... More 

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Thank angelina t
Erie, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a great museum to visit and it's located in downtown Erie. They also have yoga and art classes here at various times.

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Thank Bette B
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This museum has much to offer, besides the musical lunches in the summer and the free admission on Wednesdays. The 3 dimensional paintings by Greene are impressive, and there are always displays from other museums to be enjoyed. The diner scene made by a local artist is located near the old entrance, up the steps off State Street. Now to... More 

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Thank wormond2016
Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We did not see much of a museum here, The comic book exhibit was good, and the film being shown that went along with the chinese pottery was interesting.but there is not much in this museum.

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Thank carolyn1232015
Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I can't say enough good things about this museum. I agree with Cpeik this is a "jewel of an art museum" and with Corinne S, "Small but Inspiring." While it's not the Met, it's a gem for the city's size. I especially enjoyed the Avalon, the tunnel, the comic book exhibit, and the local art on the second floor. The... More 

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