Monday Q&A: Erie Art Museum director John Vanco

The following article about Allegheny alumnus John Vanco ’68 appeared in the Erie Times-News

Spring sunlight poured into John Vanco’s all-white office at the Erie Art Museum, illuminating the floral artwork hanging on one of the walls.

Vanco, 69, of Erie, has been director of the Erie Art Museum since 1968.

In those 47 years, he’s shepherded major growth at the museum, including the addition of various free programs and events — one of which, the Mid-Day Art Break, starts anew Wednesday.

The weekly event is free and open to the public. It features live local music every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. on the Erie Art Museum’s Fifth Street patio all summerlong.

“It’s been very successful, especially in highlighting our free admission on Wednesdays,” Vanco said.

Read the full article.

Sarah Stemen is the online reporter for the Erie Times-News and @GoErie.