January 28, 2015

The Everson Museum of Art is pleased to announce a series of new programs and amenities for guests, launching in February. The initiative is intended to offer opportunities for casual museum experiences for children, families and adults.

“We want to offer the community every reason to make the Everson part of their routine,” said Elizabeth Dunbar, Everson President & CEO. “By creating new spaces and places to relax, socialize, eat and enjoy art we want to create an atmosphere that is humming with activity.”

The Everson Lounge will open on February 18 in the Members’ Council Gallery on the main level. Available during regular gallery hours, the Everson Lounge will offer guests an opportunity to relax in comfortable chairs, enjoy a reading area stocked with art books and complimentary wi-fi, and enjoy selections from the Everson’s permanent collection that have been recently installed. Within the Lounge, there will be a dedicated space for refreshments. Patrons may bring their own lunch to enjoy at the Museum, and take advantage of a self-service coffee station.

In addition to new guest amenities, a variety of new programming is planned to coincide with the opening of new exhibition Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, on view February 7 – May 10.


Everson TGIF Tours

February 27, March 27 and April 17 at 12:15 p.m.
Included with Exhibition Admission, Free for Members

Start your weekend early with Everson TGIF Tours, informative and fun tours led by various members of the Everson’s talented staff – from the Director to the Registrar, each with a special point-of-view. After a 30 minute tour of Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, stay to chat and eat your brown bag lunch with the Museum’s pros in the newly opened Everson Lounge.


Baby & Me Tours
March 6, April 3, May 1 / Noon / Free with Exhibition Admission, drop-ins welcome

Moms, dads and caregivers can enjoy a tour while babies enjoy the stimulating colors and shapes of the artwork in Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Tours will focus on a different theme each month. Afterwards, stay to eat your brown bag lunch (or feed baby) in the Everson Lounge.


Sunday Funday
February 8, 15, 22, March 1/ 2.00 - 4.00pm / Free

Families are invited to drop into the Everson Art Zone on Sunday afternoons for fun, free activities, hands-on crafts, games and more led by our dedicated volunteers. Activities are for children ages 4-12 and up. 

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