November 20, 2016 – June 30, 2017
The first exhibition in the Everson’s new ceramics gallery, A Century of Collecting celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Museum’s first purchase of ceramics for the permanent collection in 1916. From that initial purchase of 32 works by distinguished Arts & Crafts potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau, the Everson has amassed a premier collection of more than 5000 ceramic pieces, dating from ancient times to the present day. This exhibition presents a survey of works made by key figures in modern and contemporary studio ceramics, tracing the Everson’s role as a driving force in shaping attitudes about ceramics as a fine art medium.
On view through December 31, 2016
24 31September December
Angela Fraleigh, based in New York City and Allentown, co-opts the techniques, media, and styles of the European Old Masters to create monumental paintings of female figures that explore social constructs of gender, power, and identity. Combining abstraction and realism, her visually seductive and complicated paintings reflect on art history, literature, and popular culture. For the Everson, Fraleigh presents new paintings inspired by works in the Everson’s collection, women of the Arts and Crafts movement and important female figures in the history of Central New York.
On view through December 17, 2016
The culmination of Marie Lorenz’s journey along the Erie Canal and the Hudson River in the summer of 2016, this multi-media exhibition brings together new works along with research, documentation and materials from the voyage.
On view through December 31, 2016
1September October November December
Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition features an eclectic mix of works that address the theme of life in the home over the past 150 years. Including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, video, ceramics, and decorative arts objects, Home Sweet Home presents a multi-faceted view of the home, its spaces, furnishings, and inhabitants.
December 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
The Haudenosaunee, a name referring to the alliance of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations, have rich artistic traditions. This exhibition features the work of five contemporary Haudenosaunee artists represented in the Everson’s collection—Tom Huff, Ada Jacques, Peter B. Jones, Tammy Tarbell-Boehning, and Steve Smith—all of whom draw upon their cultural heritage and blend traditional artistic methods with modern techniques.
Planting November 2016
In partnership with Syracuse University’s Connective Corridor, the Everson Museum of Art is excited to present the Tree of 40 Fruit, part of an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique tree grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossoms in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit is a form of conservation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.
Currently on View at Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Inaugurated in 1932 at the Everson, the Ceramic National juried exhibitions helped shape the course of ceramic history and launched the careers of many notable ceramic artists. This special exhibition showcases more than 70 pieces drawn from the Ceramic National exhibitions, all of which are now part of the Everson’s acclaimed collection.