Cummings Art Gallery

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In 1984, Sister Angelica Cummings, founder of the Mercyhurst art department, watched as generations of art students and supporters honored her by dedicating the college's art gallery in her name. Today, that gallery pulls in artists from around the tri-state area as well as highlighting the works of Mercyhurst art students. Located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, patrons of the PAC are encouraged to wander around and view the works on display before the live performances.

The gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by emerging and established artists, juried student shows, and art faculty shows.  Recent artists include: Daniel Burke, Tom Hubert, Gary Cardot, Robert Tavani, Jodi Staniunas-Hopper, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Jamie Borowicz, Ed Corle, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Alberta Cifolelii, Annoel Krider, Judith Brandon, Brother Thomas Bezanson, Rachael Burke, Denise Keim, Tom Eells, Robert Werder, Larry Brown, Jaimee Lindvay, Suzanne Winterberger, Mike Bumbera, Fran Schanz, Tom Ferraro, Deborah Sementelli, Will Ursprung, and Ron Bayuzick.

 Summer Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Academic Year Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (except Wednesday) | Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

For more information, call 814-824-2092.

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2017-2018 Season Dates

Erie County Art Teachers Exhibition
Now until Friday, Aug. 11
Celebrating the diversity and talent of artists and teachers across the county.


Annual Art Faculty Exhibition with Guest Alumni
Monday, Aug. 21 to Friday, Sept. 22
Mercyhurst University art faculty exhibit new works in this annual exhibition.
Faculty include Daniel Burke, Tom Hubert, Gary Cardot, Jodi Staniunas Hopper, Peter Stadtmueller and Heather Denning.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m.


Artists in Motion
Illustrations of Perilous Journeys
Monday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 22
Art for Change by Eritrean Refugees
RECEPTION: Thursday, Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m.


— Gallery closed for mid-semester break from October 12-16 —


Juried Photography Exhibit
Monday, Oct. 30 to Friday, Dec. 15
Local and regional photographers exhibit works in this juried exhibition.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m.


— Gallery closed for Thanksgiving break from November 22-26 — 

— Gallery closed for Christmas break from December 16-January 14 —


Watercolors on Paper
Monday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 11
Featuring the works of area watercolorists.
RECEPTION: Thursday, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m.


Patricia S. Yahn Juried Student Art Show
Monday, Feb. 19 to Friday, March 16
Mercyhurst University students submit works in a variety of media to be judged in this juried exhibition.
Juror: Alexa D. Potter
RECEPTION: Thursday, Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m.


— Gallery closed for mid-semester break from March 5-11 —


Sophomore Review
Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 23
Sophomore Art students present their portfolios from their first two years of coursework.


Senior Art Thesis Exhibition
Monday, March 26 to Sunday, May 13
Mercyhurst University senior art students display their final senior art projects.
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 7, 2-4 p.m.


— Gallery closed for Easter break from March 29-April 2 —


Sr. Angelica Cummings
Monday, May 21 to Friday, Aug. 10
An exhibit honoring Sister Angelica Cummings, featuring a variety of works recently donated to Mercyhurst University, as well as other works on loan from faculty, staff and community members.



Contact Gallery Director, Jessica Stadtmueller, or call (814) 824-2092

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501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546
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