A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
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 Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson’s collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum’s collecting priorities, from the Museum’s earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.
Virtual Tour of A Legacy of Firsts
Jonas Lie, The Black Teapot, 1911, Oil on canvas, 35 x 42 inches Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, 13.121