This is the Everson
A Museum
of Firsts.

Current Exhibitions

  • MC Members' Council

    Dan Shanahan’s paintings highlight the quiet beauty found in everyday scenes of city life. The watercolors, which Shanahan paints en plein air and on location, depict residential and downtown city streets. While Shanahan’s paintings are mostly devoid of people, they teem with evidence of a small but bustling city: cars line the roads, and businesses prosper along downtown city blocks. Featuring renderings of popular locations, including Armory Square, Franklin Square, and the Westcott and University neighborhoods, Scenes of Syracuse is a love letter to our distinctive urban environment. Shanahan is a selected artist from the Everson’s CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of artists living in Central New York. ...

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    Structure/Dissonance celebrates nearly five decades of work by New York-based artist Raymon Elozua, who first came to prominence in the 1970s with detailed trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures of decaying industrial landscapes. Elozua’s first major museum exhibition since his 2003 retrospective at the Mint Museum, Structure/Dissonance focuses on three conceptual bodies of work that explore the combined physical properties of three elemental materials: ceramic, glass, and steel. This exhibition contextualizes these vital sculptures within Elozua’s intellectual landscape through the inclusion of a series of collections and research projects that are inextricably linked to his artistic output....

Upcoming Events

  • Community Nights on the Plaza are brought to you by the Everson Museum of Art and LightWork Urban Video Project (UVP).  The program runs year-round during select weeks at dusk. Check back for updates on upcoming programs!...

  • We’re pushing pause on our Annual Picnic to present The Everson Social, our premier fundraising event of 2022. It’s time to shake things up with an arts experience like no other, featuring honored guests, cocktail and culinary concoctions, electrifying entertainment, and an opportunity to support Everson exhibitions and programs. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! ...

Learn at the Everson

There are many wonderful ways to learn about art at the Everson Museum. Explore with docent-led tours, classes, outreach programs, and more. The Everson has something for everyone!

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  • $24 Member | $30 Non-Member

    All participants will join in on a hands on Traditional Haudenosaunee Pottery Workshop. Natasha will go through historical components, including: the ...

  • Member $48 | $60 Non-Member

    Join Robin Lazore (Akwesasne Mohawk Nation) as she teachers the art and history of basket-making, and helps participants create miniature black ash sp...

  • $40 Member | $50 Non-Member

    Join us as artist Deborah Walsh demonstrates a variety of clay techniques so you can create a unique frame. Participants will create a unique, persona...

The Everson
CNY Artist Initiative

The CNY Artist Initiative is a community exhibition program that builds upon the Everson Museum of Art’s ongoing support of artists in the CNY region. It is intended to showcase the talented and vibrant arts community in this area and its contributions to our cultural well-being.

The Artist Initiative will accept submissions bi-yearly and select six artists annually to display their work in solo exhibitions at the Museum. Selections will be based on the innovative quality of the work, how the work aligns with the Museum’s mission, and its relevance to the community.

Calls for community exhibition proposals are shared via email and the Everson’s social media accounts. Please be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Submissions are being accepted now for 2023 exhibitions! The deadline to be considered is June 30, 2022. Click here to learn more.

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