August 23 – November 25, 2017
August September October November
That Day Now centers around a special visit to Syracuse by Keiko Ogura, a survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima in 1945 and the official a-bomb storyteller for the city. The exhibition examines today’s relevance of the atomic attack on Hiroshima and combines material dating from 1945 drawn from the Everson, Syracuse University Art Galleries, and Syracuse University Special Collections.
February 6 - July 31, 2016
6 31February July
Painters, photographers and ceramists alike have found inspiration in the landscape, drawing on the natural world as a subject, metaphor and creative force. Taking a generous approach to interpreting the genre, this exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of works from the Everson’s collection that highlights landscapes’ enduring hold on the human imagination. Featured are well-known works by Andrew Wyeth and Ansel Adams as well as little-seen pieces by Robert Arneson, Kenzo Okada, Laura Gilpin and others.
On view through July 15, 2016
In 1965 the Museum of Modern Art opened The Responsive Eye, a landmark exhibition which featured works by 100 modern artists who used abstract forms to examine how different shapes, patterns and colors could affect the eye of a viewer. Often called “Op Art” due to their relationships to the study of optics and optical illusions, these works appear to move, shimmer, or vibrate despite the fact that they are stationary. This exhibition revisits the work of four of the artists included in the seminal survey: Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Frank Stella and Victor Vasarely, as well as their Latin contemporary Jesús Rafael Soto.
February 6 - May 15, 2016
3 15February May
From 19th century Parisian boulevards to late 20th century scenes of downtown Syracuse, the images included in this exhibition explore the many diverse aspects of life in the city: busy shopfronts and beach boardwalks, crowded fairs and quiet parks and streets teeming with or devoid of human presence. Featuring over 60 works by 22 photographers, the exhibition includes examples by such internationally known figures as Eugène Atget, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Robert Doisneau and Garry Winogrand, as well as photographers who have worked locally, such as Toren Beasley, Michael Davis and Bruce Gilden.
February 6 - May 8, 2016
Presented by M+T Bank For more than seventy years, Helen Levitt used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life in the streets of New York City. Levitt’s photographs, in both black and white and color, document neighborhood matriarchs on their front stoops, pedestrians negotiating New York’s busy sidewalks, and boisterous children at play. In her work, Levitt successfully captures people of every age, race and class, without attempting to impose social commentary. The exhibition features a range of photographs spanning Levitt’s long career, and includes scenes shot in New York City, New Hampshire and Mexico. Helen Levitt: In the Streetis organized by Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.
February 6 - May 1, 2016
Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk has spent a decade creating a fictional utopian universe that blends science fiction, fantasy and cultural anthropology. In partnership with UVP and Light Work, the Everson presents the latest chapter in Woolfalk’s ongoing narrative including new video and photographic works made while in residency in Syracuse in 2015, as well as previous works that provide an overview of the story to date.
On view August 11 – November 19, 2018
The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood, is Onondaga Community College’s Common Read for the 2018-2019 academic year. Now in its third year, OCC’s Common Read program promotes campus-wide reading while encouraging people to identify, reflect upon, and share their personal stories. The Everson has partnered with OCC to present an exhibition of works from the Museum’s collection that address the themes and rich visual symbolism found within Atwood’s novel.
October 13–November 18, 2018
CNY Arts’ 45th annual On My Own Time exhibition connects Central New York businesses in a collaboration that promotes the benefits of the creative process across community sectors. Original works created by amateur artists working in a variety of professions were displayed at their work sites.