Exhibitions

  • On view through October 20, 2024: When he was in college in the 1970s, Syracuse artist and entrepreneur Don Seymour named a series of ceramic landscape sculptures Clayscapes. This hybrid word, with roots in both the earth and the ceramic community that is built around shapi...

  • On view through August 18, 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 opportuni...

  • On view through August 18, 2024: Akwesasne Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the last two decades mastering traditional Haudenosaunee pottery techniques. Her unique work incorporates storytelling, activism, and the exploration of native foodways, including experiments w...

  • On view through 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 th...

  • On view through June 30, 2024: The concept of teenagehood changes each generation and, like any other human experience, has personal and individual perspectives. The Everson Teen Arts Council curated works of art by local teenagers that reflect their personal firsthand experiences...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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....

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  • There are many wild and colorful characters in the history of American ceramics, but most pale in comparison to Sascha Brastoff. We most remember Brastoff as a prolific designer of midcentury dinnerware, but he also served in the US Army during World War II, where he created props and costumes for S...

  • Is it possible to live a year, a week, or even a day of everyday life without looking at a clock? This is the question that DeepTime Collective (Amanda Leigh Evans and Tia Kramer) asked themselves at the beginning of their year-long residency at the Everson Museum, which began in June 2023. Through ...

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  • Feats of Clay Student Exhibition. Green Room. Everson Museum of Art. April 13-May 4, 2024...

  • 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....

  • David Edward Johnson is a mixed media assemblage artist living and working in Skaneateles, NY. His work focuses on exploring belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, the nature and validity of desire, as well as identity and loss on a personal level. Johnson’s body of work lies at the intersection of the organic, the geometric, the iconic, the abstract, and the found, all of which inform his large-scale assemblage pieces that hover between mediums. He encapsulates his oeuvre in three words: abstraction, definition, and deconstruction. ...

  • 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....

  • September 30, 2023-November 12, 2023: Ithaca-based artist Christine Chin creates works that explore the evidence of climate change and its impact on the environment. Invasive Impressions presents two bodies of Chin’s work: her Invasive Species Cyanotypes and Native Species Cyanotypes. Chin’s Invasive Species series uses the cyanotype process to document invasive species in the Finger Lakes Region....

  • On view through September 24, 2023: Utica-based sculptor Marc-Anthony Polizzi creates site-specific installations by giving discarded objects a second life. With their jaw-dropping bounty of stuff—from rocking chairs to patio umbrellas to basketball hoops—Polizzi’s works are visually playful while carrying a darker message—about the unsustainable demands that unfettered capitalism places on our environment, our communities, and even our mental health....

  • In 1971, Roberta Griffith produced Trophies, a body of work combining inverted stoneware vessels with ethereal constellations of feathers to evoke both body adornments and undersea organisms. While Griffith’s Trophies are in tune with 1970s aesthetics, they also challenged the orthodoxy of a field dominated by men. ...

  • For Miami-based artist Pepe Mar, collage is a mechanism of transformation—and the origin story of the fiery character he calls his alter-ego: Paprika. It all began with an effortless sketch on a paper napkin. Then Mar turned to collage, cutting out contrasting paper images to form the figure in a flat composition. After years of play, the figure’s body has changed and mutated into the anthropomorphic embodiment of Mar, which manifests in many of his works. “When you draw and doodle you eventually come up with a personal style,” Mar said. “That’s kind of similar to what I did with collaging for so many years. And that’s how the character, Paprika, was created.”...

  • On view through December 31, 2023: Drawing on the visual narrative techniques of Japanese graphic novels and traditional Chinese landscape painting, students in the Syracuse University School of Architecture developed A Little Bit of Syracuse, an artistic tableau of the city. Consisting of an eighty-foot scroll drawing and eighty hand-made models of local buildings, the exhibition is a narrative study of the often-overlooked structures that form the backdrop of everyday life in Syracuse....

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