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Current Exhibitions

  • CG Ceramics

    To celebrate the new millennium, in the year 2000 artist Neil Tetkowski undertook a Herculean project: gathering clay from all 188 member countries from the United Nations. With these clay samples, Tetkowski created a suitably monumental work that debuted at United Nations headquarters in New York City—the Common Ground World Mandala. Measuring seven feet in diameter and more than nine feet high, Tetkowski’s sculpture is a testament to the artist’s ability to think beyond boundaries—of scale, of geography, and of politics. Common Ground uses Tetkowski’s World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson’s vast collection of world ceramics. From ancient Mesopotamian and Greek pottery to contemporary Zulu beer brewing vessels and a life-size terra-cotta horse built by Indian priests, the Everson’s collection traces the evolution of ceramics across cultures over thousands of years. Because of Syracuse’s focus on welcoming immigrants and refugees to the community, there are over 70 languages spoken in city schools. Common Ground uses ceramics, one of humankind’s oldest art forms to remind us of our shared bonds with the earth....

  • The work of Mexico-based Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is an exercise in formal experimentation as an act of political and spiritual resistance to mass media and its collusion with state power and extractive capitalism. This exhibition will feature three short but potent film works by the collective: Fracking, Tear Gas, and Batalla....

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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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