SYRACUSE, NY (January 29, 2016) – The Everson Museum hopes to greatly increase their membership base in February and March 2016. A new membership drive, which corresponds with the opening of new exhibitions including Helen Levitt: In the Street, will encourage visitors to take advantage of all the extra benefits membership has to offer, including FREE admission.

The membership drive coincides with an updated admission policy. Starting February 6, admission to the Everson will be as follows: $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, free for children under 12, military service members and Everson members. The new admission policy makes Everson membership more valuable than ever. As an extra incentive, the Everson is offering 20% off to any new individual, household or fellow memberships between February 1 and March 31. Membership starts at $40 per year.

“Members are the heart and soul of the Everson,” said Elizabeth Dunbar, Director and CEO. “As we continue to increase our offerings, it’s a great time for the community to invest in our efforts by becoming members.”

Benefits of Everson Museum membership include:

-Year-round free general admission to the Everson Museum of Art

-Free access to Opening Night Receptions

-20% off art classes

-Special pricing for events

-10% off in the Gift Shop

-Reciprocal membership at over 20 New York state museums (all membership levels)

-Reciprocal membership at over 800 national partner museums (Fellow level and above)

Corresponding with the new admission policies, the Everson will also launch new initiatives to continue to keep the Museum accessible to all. Every Wednesday, the Museum will operate on a Pay-What-You-Wish admission policy and on the third Thursday of every month from 5.00 – 8.00pm, admission will be free and complimentary tours will be offered. Family Days and Community Days will also continue to be free to the public. Popular programs like Sunday Funday, Baby & Me Tours and Artful Tales will remain free with Museum admission.

For more information, or to become a member, contact Visitor and Member Services Coordinator Margaret Smyth at (315) 474 6064 or[email protected], or visit our website at www.everson.org.



The Everson Museum of Art, whose roots extend to 1897, is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, its pioneering art video collection and its distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei.

The Everson is open to the public Wednesday – Friday and Sunday Noon – 5.00pm, Thursday Noon – 8.00pm, and Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm. For more information, please visit www.everson.org or follow us on social media.

The operation of the Everson Museum of Art is made possible with funding from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, the County of Onondaga administered by the CNY Arts, The Trust for Cultural Resources of Onondaga County, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the Everson Board of Trustees and Everson Members’ Council.