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Curate, Contemplate, Cultivate: Reframe Your Ideas About Art: Teacher Week at the Erie Art Museum

Teacher Week at the Erie Art Museum: July 19-23, 2010.

Erie, PA, May 23, 2010 --( Feel it. React to it. Learn about it. The Erie Art Museum is gearing up for Teacher Week, July 19-23, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Open to teachers of all age levels and disciplines, this week immerses you in the ‘behind the scenes’ work of the Erie Art Museum. Participants can choose to work with Museum staff and write exhibit text, do research, help hang exhibits, or work directly with their collection. Each teacher will earn 25 Act 48 hours. Cost is $100 ($65 for members).

Teachers can also earn Act 48 credit for every hour they spend in a Museum class or workshop. Summer classes are forming now, and include Indian Embroidery, Framing Basics, Beginning Acrylic Painting, Raku Ceramics, and more! For more summer class offerings, visit, Summer semester begins June 14, 2010.

Know a creative kid? The Museum offers scholarships to financially worthy youth who would benefit from their kids’ classes or Art Camp. Contact the Museum if you know a special student.

For more information about Educational Programming, call the Museum at 814-459-5477 or email

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 or call (814) 459-5477.

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Carolyn Eller

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