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Erie Art Museum Opens Crystallines from the Collection

Erie, PA, September 07, 2007 --( The Erie Art Museum opens Crystallines from the Collection on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 in the Erie Art Museum’s Gift Shop; the exhibition runs through Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007.

About the Exhibition
The Erie Art Museum will exhibit crystalline glazed pottery from its collection as a satellite exhibition to Krystallos 2007 at Campbell Pottery in Cambridge Springs, PA. Crystalline glaze has been around in one form or another for about 1,000 years, but its use was never widespread until the 19th century, when advances in chemistry converged with the baroque taste of the Art Noveau movement. The glaze is easily recognized by its characteristic crystals, which range in appearance from fine glitter, to snowflakes, to iridescent lily pads.

While Krystallos 2007 focuses on contemporary crystalline, the Erie Art Museum’s exhibit rounds out the picture by showcasing historic pieces from the early twentieth century by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Rookwood, Fulper and other potteries.

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 5,500 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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Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche

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