Erie, PA, November 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Summertime Wednesdays at the Erie Art Museum mean live music and free gallery tours over the lunch-hour. But great breaks shouldn’t only be reserved for warm days. The Erie Art Museum announces its first Mid-Day Art Break: Holiday Edition.
Starting December 1, and running on the 8th, 15th, and 22nd, spend your Wednesday lunch break inside the recently expanded Erie Art Museum. Enjoy lunch specials, sweet treats, and hot drinks at the new Wave Cafe, a free Gallery Tour at 1 pm, and live holiday music. Check out the Museum Gift Shop for unique items for everyone on your holiday list.
The Erie Art Museum is free for all on Wednesdays, yearlong.
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 and a modern, "Green," 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.
The Museum maintains an ambitious program of 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 as 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 25-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, café, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at erieartmuseum.org or call 814-459-5477.