Exhibitions

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 t...

  • On view through December 31, 2023: As the Everson prepares to renovate an incredible new storage area for its ceramics collection with hi-tech space saver technology, the ceramics gallery will serve double duty as Museum staff unpack and sort collection treasures. To stay flexible a...

  • 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 new, 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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  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work’s 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work’s permanent collection over the past fifty years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more....

  • On view through September 3, 2023: For photographer Doug Muir (1940-2016) Syracuse was always home, even though he moved away in 1967. Muir grew up on Syracuse's South Side where, as a twelve-year-old, he embarked on a lifelong passion for capturing moments of daily life. His early snapshots of places and people familiar to him evolved into sophisticated and compelling photographs that documented a changing America while also speaking to a fundamental humanity shared by all. Spanning more than thirty years, Doug Muir: Coming Home surveys Muir's journey as a keen observer of humankind, from his beginnings in Central New York to his adopted home on the West Coast where he made his living as a steamfitter....

  • Exh: March 18-April 30, 2023 Alison Altafi is a self-taught fiber artist based in Syracuse, New York. She explores fibers in unexpected ways, creating weavings-in-the-round that appear to be portals to other worlds. Their magical, otherworldly, textured, and fantastical abstract surfaces could be microcosms for the universe. I enjoy “melting” colors together, especially colors that may not seem complimentary at first glance. I achieve this by blending different colors of wool in my drum carder and using that blend to create new yarn or a “fiber bomb.”...

  • On view through September 10, 2023: Painter Frank Buffalo Hyde grew up in the Onondaga Nation, where he absorbed much of the pop culture that is still central to his worldview. Throughout his career, Buffalo Hyde has presented “pop” iconography like UFOs, hamburgers, and corporate logos in parallel with Native symbology like the Bison on the Onondaga reservation and Indigenous leaders and dancers. Buffalo Hyde’s works grab attention through their bright colors instantly recognizable iconography but resist easy stereotyping through their embedded messages about the fragmented nature of Native life....

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