Teco, Thangka, Trompe L’Oeil: Teacher Week at the Erie Art Museum

Erie, PA, July 04, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street, welcomes eleven local teachers to help the Museum team select the works to be displayed in the new galleries being built during the current expansion project.

From July 13th through 17th the team of Museum staff and local teachers will learn about the 6,300+ piece collection that the Erie Art Museum has; including Teco Art Pottery, ancient Tibetan prayer scrolls called Thangkas, and Photo-Realist paintings, to name a few.

This intensive in-service will serve to select the works to be put on display in the gallery space that is being tripled during the Museum’s expansion project.

Teacher Week is held annually, each year with a different theme. Each participating teacher will earn 25 Act 48 credit hours as well as being a part of the exciting expansion of the Erie Art Museum.

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.

The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.

Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche