Art MOVES: Featuring the Erie Art Museum’s Permanent Collection and the Lake Erie Ballet Company

The Warner Theatre hosts Art MOVES, a collaborative effort of the Erie Art Museum, the Lake Erie Ballet Company and Lake Erie Academy of Dance on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 7 p.m. An opening artists reception will precede the Gala Performance from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Choreographers of the Lake Erie Ballet will present dance works inspired by eleven special art works chosen from the Erie Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. These works of art, visual and kinesthetic, will be exhibited in tandem in the grand hall and on the stage of the Warner Theatre. These pieces will also be used in the Erie Art Museum’s Arts in Education program. Teachers and students alike will use these works to answer questions designed to stimulate and invoke emotion generated by the art. All displays will be on exhibit before and after the performance to discuss your experience and to conclude your interaction with the exhibits.

Visit to download the Student/Teacher Activity Guide.

Tickets are $12-$24 and are available at and the Erie Civic Center Box Office, 452-4857.

For more information, call 871-4356 ext. 6, or email [email protected]

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. Currently under construction, the Museum’s $9 million building renovation and expansion project will create four major galleries, a number of smaller galleries, a 250-person multi-purpose performance space, a new unified entrance, and various visitor amenities. A grand opening is set for the fall of 2010.

The Museum 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.