Erie, PA, October 11, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Erie Art Museum opens Ancient Microworlds on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007 in the Erie Art Museum’s Annex Gallery, 423 State Street. An opening reception is scheduled for the exhibition during Gallery Night Friday, Oct. 19, from 7-10 p.m. The exhibition runs through January 28, 2008.
About the Exhibition
With microscope and camera, Giraud Foster and Norman Barker have captured through photography the delicate structures and surprising colors of plant and animal fossils, and the result is an arresting and beautiful meditation on life and death on planet Earth.
The exhibit keeps a balance between more easily recognizable subjects like shells, and highly magnified brilliantly colored mysteries that can be appreciated as abstract art.
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 http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.