The Everson Museum of Art’s Outreach Program increases access to the visual arts for those who otherwise may be unable to visit the Museum. The program provides quality educational experiences that increase understanding and appreciation of the arts and promote lifelong learning.
Who Do We Visit?
Our trained docents visit senior centers, hospitals, libraries, K-12 schools and other community organizations with an emphasis on groups that are not able to visit the Museum.
Presentations cover a range of topics including the history of the Everson and its architecture, the Museum's permanent collection,
and special exhibitions.
Art Making activities combine art making with discussion about art and artists from the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Participants can explore a variety of media including ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and more. Group size is limited to fifteen
allow maximum individual attention.
Visual Thinking Strategies:
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an open-ended, inquiry-based, and engaging discussion about works of art.
How Much Does It Cost?
Art Talks and Visual Thinking Strategies presentations are free, although donations to the Museum are accepted and sincerely appreciated.
Art Making Activities include a $50 materials fee. Scholarships are available on a need basis. Please inquire when scheduling your program.
How to Arrange a Visit?
Visits are available Monday through Friday beginning at 10:00am. Please note that all programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send in an Outreach Request Form at least four weeks in advance of the requested program date so that we may accommodate your needs.
To schedule your visit, email a completed Outreach Request Form to . For questions, contact Outreach Coordinator Elizabeth Bryson at or (315) 474-6064 x332.
In 2018, Everson docents visited 27 organizations in 3 counties serving 992 people through art talks and hands-on activities.
2018 Outreach Participants include:
Canton Woods Senior Center
Convention Days at Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls
Crouse Health's Day of Dance
East Area Family YMCA
Family Literacy Day at Fowler High School
Family Times Kids Expo
Fayetteville Free Library
Fayetteville Senior Center
Girl Scouts at LeMoyne
Interfaith Works of Central New York's Duck Race to End Racism
Loretto: The Heritage
Loretto: The Nottingham
Magnarelli's CNY Volunteer Fair
Maxwell Memorial Library
Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oswego
Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment (RISE)
St. Francis Commons, Oswego
Summer Learning Day at Destiny USA
Symphoria's Arts for All
Syracuse VA Medical Center
The Oaks at Menorah Park of CNY
The Syracuse Latin School
University United Methodist Church
Westcott Street Cultural Fair