janet biggs

This is the Everson
A Museum
of Firsts.

At the Everson

  • April 6-June 9, 2024: After an early career in graphic design, Rachel Ivy Clarke turned to librarianship, which led to her current role as an associate professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. Her award-winning research focuses on the application of design methodologies and epistemologies to librarianship to facilitate the systematic, purposeful creation of library services. She combines her interests in information studies, design, and textile arts to juxtapose hard data and soft textiles, using fabrics and colors to visualize information in a tangible, visceral way. She earned a BA in creative writing from California State University Long Beach, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and a PhD from the University of Washington....

  • On view through August 18, 2024: The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists—for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong—also worked in enamel....

  • Queens-based artist Sana Musasama creates work that draws inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves opened February 3, 2024....

  • Janet Biggs is a research based, interdisciplinary artist known for her immersive work in video, film and performance. Biggs’ work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations, navigating the territory between art, science and technology. Her work has taken her into areas of conflict and to Mars (as a member of crews at the Mars Desert Research Station and Mars Academy USA). Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape opens February 10, 2024 at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY....

  • On view through May 5, 2024: Off the Rack is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage. As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries. This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care....

  • The Everson is thrilled to have a brilliant installation by Derek Porter titled Faceted Wrap transform our Kilburg Family Staircase into a brilliant, light-filled space. Thousands of individually oriented mirrored reflectors capture isolated moments of the surrounding scene and fragment them into abstracted pixels of color and light, collapsing recognizable relationships of the interior and human movement into a provocative kaleidoscope of dynamic pattern. The familiar is recontextualized for the viewer to provoke curiosity and new awareness of place....

  • This long-term exhibition presents highlights from the more than 300 ceramic objects that the Everson acquired as purchase prizes from its famed Ceramic National exhibitions, which are the bedrock of the American Studio Ceramics Movement....

Upcoming Events

  • Melissa Chipman is a professor at Syracuse University and will share her research and experiences exploring climate change in the Arctic. She is paleoecologist who uses lake sediments to reconstruct how tundra ecosystems have responded to climate change over thousands of years. Melissa and her students works primarily on understanding fires and permafrost thaw in Alaska and Greenland, and have seen first-hand the dramatic changes occurring in these landscapes....

  • This year, we’re bringing the party inside the Museum! The Everson Summer Social is our premier fundraising event of the year, combining the very best of the Annual Picnic and the Everson Social into one amazing evening. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the galleries while enjoying culinary delights, festive drinks, and live entertainment. Funds raised by the event support the continued growth and accessibility of the Museum’s exhibitions, learning and engagement, and outreach programs; providing greater opportunities for everyone to enjoy the transformative power of the arts. June 20, 2024....

  • Central New York's Feats of Clay was established in 1987 as a means to foster education of the ceramic arts for Syracuse-area high schools. Feats of Clay has grown to include schools from Watertown and the North Country to Binghamton and the Southern Tier as well. In addition to the high school competition, Feats of Clay has grown to now include a juried high school student exhibition that recognizes students that demonstrate excellence in the area of ceramics....

  • Celebrate Earth Day 2024 at the Everson Museum of Art, in the heart of downtown Syracuse. Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 11:00am to 4:00pm....

  • Makahiya is an original video by Crystal Z Campbell commissioned by Light Work for the UVP architectural projection. Campbell was in-residence at Light Work in June 2023. Makahiya, a Tagalog word that translates to “shame” or “shyness”, is the latest short experimental film from Crystal Z Campbell. Rooted in botanical research on a plant that displays the unusual trait of thigmonasty, or touch-induced movement, Campbell’s film is structured like intertwined vines....

  • Join us at the Everson Book Club meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend on Zoom. Our book selections revolve around themes of community, art, and history. A Zoom link will be sent on the date of the discussion to all who are registered....

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