Gallery Talks & Lectures

Artist talks, art history lectures and panel discussions are offered throughout the year in conjunction with temporary and permanent exhibitions.

October 15, 2015


Artist Talk & Reception

Free and open to the public.

Leviathan (2012) is a groundbreaking, immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry. Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts – Leviathan follows a hulking groundfish trawler into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition. However, instead of romanticizing the labor, filmmakers Lucien Castiang-Taylor (Sweetgrass) and Verena Paravel (Foreign Parts) present a vivid, almost-kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine. The film that emerges is unlike anything that has been seen before. Entirely dialogue-free, but mesmerizing and gripping throughout, it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors. 

October 16, 2015
November 20, 2015

12.00pm - 1.00pm

TGIF Tours

Tour begins at 12:15. Start your weekend early with the Everson TGIF Tour, led by various members of the Everson’s talented staff, each with a special point-of-view. After a 30-minute tour stay to chat and eat lunch with the Museum’s pros in the Everson Lounge. Lunch can be purchased from the Everson Lunch Cart. 

October 22, 2015

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Gallery Walk: Meet the Artists

Meet Three Graces artists in this guided gallery walk. The artists will discuss their contemporary art practices, materials and processes and explore the inspiration of incorporating works from the Everson’s collection in their installation. Join in lively discussion with the artists. 

November 12, 2015


Artist Talk & Reception

Free and open to the public.

Anathema(2011) reimagines the microscopic behavior of liquid crystals undergoing turbulence as a sentient entity that possesses the fingertips and the eyes enthralled by the LCD touch-screen. Anathema can be understood as an object-oriented video that isolates and recombines the magical gestures of dream factory capitalism. Anathema proposes itself as a prototype for a counter-spell assembled from the possible worlds of capitalist sorcery. 

Artist Open

Artist Open exist to provide a space for expression, dialogue, and collaboration of local artists across disciplinary boundaries. Audiences will enjoy performances in visual art, poetry, screen writing, video, dance and music in an intimate, bistro-like setting. Artists share their work through presentations, gallery walks, video screenings and original works of art, and invite questions from audience members.

No Artists Open is currently scheduled.

Contemporary Film Series

The Everson Contemporary Film Series brings film as an art form to the Syracuse community and presents local, national and international film and video that would not otherwise be screened in Syracuse. The film series often includes guest filmmakers, outdoor screenings and student video presentations. The Contemporary Film Series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency.

No Contemporary Film Series are currently scheduled.