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Erie Art Museum: Kids Learn from Teaching Artists, First Thursdays Program Continues This Fall

Erie, PA, October 30, 2007 --( The Erie Art Museum’s First Thursdays program for preschool kids ages 3 to 6 continues this fall with three programs designed for kids to learn from teaching artists and make lots of art.

Every first Thursday of the month (November & December) from 10-11 a.m. the Erie Art Museum offers a special program for 3-6 year olds and their families. Led by Museum staff, children and adults explore the art right in the galleries with storytelling, art-making and music. Cost is $5 per child.

The program takes place at the Erie Art Museum Annex, 423 State Street.

Space is limited. Reservations are required, 814.459.5477.

November 1, Maori Art, Maori Music
We’ll explore the exhibit of Maori art and learn some children’s songs and games from New Zealand.

December 6, Magnificent Magnification
We’ll look at the photographs in the exhibit Ancient Microworlds and make our own magnified 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 or call (814) 459-5477.

Contact: Tammy Roche (814) 459-5477

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