The Everson is for everyone, a place where community connects and inspiration surrounds you.
The Everson is a museum of firsts. It was the first museum to dedicate itself to the collection of American art, to create a permanent collection of ceramics, to collect video art, to create a docent program and to hire the now internationally-known architect I.M. Pei to design its building, a sculptural work of art in its own right. The Everson is home to more than 10,000 works of art: American paintings, sculpture, drawings, video, graphics and one of the largest holdings of international ceramics in the nation.
Through dynamic and meaningful encounters with modern and contemporary American art, the Everson Museum of Art engages diverse communities, inspires curiosity and lifelong learning, and contributes to a more vital and inclusive society.
The Everson Museum of Art would like to acknowledge the Indigenous peoples on whose ancestral land the Everson Museum now stands and the role it played in the displacement of the predominantly Black residents of the 15th Ward in the 1960s as part of a harmful urban renewal plan which included the building of the Everson Museum.
The Everson Museum of Art is committed to a holistic approach to Diversity Equity Access and Inclusion practices within our organization. We put this commitment into action by:
* Gifts of Art
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