Exhibitions

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  • After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color....

  • Although known primarily for her lustrous ceramic vessels, legendary artist Beatrice Wood was a prolific drawer with a penchant for depicting sidelong glances and body language between couples (and thruples!)....

  • Jaleel Campbell: Homecoming, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in his hometown of Syracuse, features digital illustrations alongside newly created video works, and a series of his “Jalethal” dolls....

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    Who What When Where explores how images are interpreted through the subjective lens of identity, place, and time, and the impact of personal perspective, lived experience, and belief systems that each viewer brings to bear....

  • The Everson began collecting contemporary Japanese ceramics in earnest in the mid 1970s, an experimental period when artists were applying geometric forms and conceptual strategies to traditional materials and forms. The exhibition highlights this under-recognized generation of artists who are now c...

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  • Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison examines how knowledge is constructed and legitimized through work that includes video, sculpture, installation, and sound....

  • Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the arts....

  • Portal: The Window in American Photography On view through April 18, 2021Empty openings or panes of glass in houses, vehicles, skyscrapers, or storefronts, windows are portals to and from other worlds. Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition examines the formal and symbolic potential of a simple aperture. Minor WhiteWindowsill Daydreaming, 1958Gelatin silver print...

  • From Domestic to Divine: Andean Ceramics from the Permanent Collection On view through May 2, 2021The ancient Andean civilizations of South America were strikingly diverse in their religious beliefs and material cultures, but each developed complex ceramics for both domestic and ritual use. This exhibition features key pieces from the Museum’s collection, including several recent [...]...

  • In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando [...]...

  • Thomas Spoerndle: Polyrhythmic Landscape Thomas Spoerndle, American (b. 1984), Polyrhythmic Landscape, 2018,Gesso, Acrylic Paint and Gloss Varnish on Canvas, Colored Pencil and Acrylic Paint MarkerIn celebration of the Everson’s 50th anniversary, the museum commissioned Thomas Spoerndle to create a site-specific wall drawing. Spoerndle was selected because of his interest in scale, geometric abstraction, and the [...]...

  • Elliott Katz Elliott Katz, American (b. 1983) Other Planet, 2018 Tree trunks, 12,000 toothpicks, one-way mirror, LED illumination, theater gel, archival pigment print on Tyvek, steel, aluminum, and hardware Sea Turtle, 2018 Tree trunk (Camel's Hump State Park), 15,000 straws, staples, archival pigment print on Tyvek Acid Zen Garden, 2018, Dripped wax, tree trunk, dayglow [...]...

  • Lacey McKinney: Reconfiguration On view through February 28, 2021 Using portraiture as her point of departure, Lacey McKinney examines themes of identity and embodiment through the human face and figure. Painting with acrylic and oil, she merges multiple faces into one composition—blurring together moments in time. Calling attention to our shifting identities and challenging the [...]...

  • Virtual MFA Artist Panel Discussions Free, 6:00pm, Available on Zoom September 30 and October 21 Appositions features work by recent graduates of Syracuse University’s Studio Arts MFA program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, including Franco Andres, Brandy Boden, Darcie Brown, Stephen Farrell, Devon Gelhar, Charles Hickey, [...]...

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