Exhibitions

  • 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 applic...

  • 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 ar...

  • 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 t...

  • 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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  • Artists-in-Residence Evans and Kramer are exploring the subject of timekeeping through a collaborative, socially engaged project which engages diverse partnering communities in Central New York. Made possible with a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the artists will complete thei...

  • May 11-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 with seedk...

  • April 13-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 shaping it, ...

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  • 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. ...

  • 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....

  • June 24 - August 6, 2023: Mara Baldwin’s work focuses on the impossible dream of utopia and asks if a perfect life can include the imperfect feelings of failure, loneliness, and dissatisfaction. Baldwin's multidisciplinary and research-based work uses textiles and drawings to create serial and narrative forms....

  • June 8 – July 2, 2023: The exhibition showcases artwork of Central New York teens through the lens of what growing up means to them, and how they express this concept through a variety of artistic mediums. Growing Up and accompanying programming are generously underwritten by National Grid. The Everson Teen Arts Council is made possible by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust....

  • On View Through June 18, 2023: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. The CNY Artist Initiative is made possible with support from Terry and Bill Delavan. This project was made possible with the funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor's Office and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts....

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