Exhibitions

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  • Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld’s vast network of reciprocal relationships....

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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....

  • 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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  • AbStranded brings together contemporary American artists who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction....

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  • This exhibition explores the different ways in which teens sought out joy amidst the chaos of 2020...

  • 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....

  • 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 credited with laying the groundwork for today’s contemporary ceramic movement in Japan....

  • 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 [...]...

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