Free and reduced rate summer programs at the Everson Museum


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The Everson Museum of Art is dedicated to expanding access to all by providing free and low-cost admission opportunities throughout the year. The Museum’s summer 2019 season offers a diverse lineup of public programs and exhibitions for visitors to enjoy.

“Equal and meaningful access to the arts is critical for the vibrancy of our community, and these programs further the Museum’s initiative of offering inclusive and accessible experiences for visitors year-round.” said Everson Director and CEO Elizabeth Dunbar.

Here are a few ways in which Everson programs and partnerships with organizations around Syracuse provide access to the Museum for everyone:

$1 Admission for EBT Cardholders

Residents who qualify for New York State benefits can now receive general admission to The Everson for $1 per person, up to four in a party. Children 12 and under are always free. Simply show your New York State Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and matching identification at the museum’s admission desk to receive the discounted rate.

Art Camp Scholarships Need based scholarships are available for tuition to all youth and teen art classes and camps. Full and partial scholarships are available. Applications can be found online or by contacting the Education Department.

Free Museum Admission on City Market Sundays

City Market is every second Sunday through October. Vendors from all over the region sell ceramics, vintage clothing, furniture, home décor, handmade crafts, antiques, and much more.

Artsweek at the Everson Free Family Day on July 27

During ArtsWeek experience free art-making, demonstrations and performances, on the Everson Community Plaza and free admission to the Museum. Aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP will return to the Everson for indoor and outdoor performances. BANDALOOP performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. Family Days are funded in part through the generosity of PathFinder Bank and the Judith E. Meighan Art Education Fund.

2019 Summer Film Under the Stars Series

Enjoy free films projected onto the façade of the Museum building at dusk. Presented by M&T Bank in partnership with Urban Video Project.

July 25: Crazy Rich Asians

August 1: Coco

August 15: Back To The Future

August 30: Urban Cinematheque Art & Culture Fair and film


In an effort to reduce economic barriers and increase access to the arts, the Everson offers Pay-What-You-Wish admission every Wednesday. Bring your own lunch and learn about specific works in the Everson’s collection on June 26, July 31, and August 28 from 12:15–1 p.m.

Third Thursdays

On the third Thursday of each month, Museum admission is free from 5–8 p.m. and free docent-led tours are at 6 p.m. Upcoming tours: Time Returns: A Continuous Now on July 18 and Earth Piece on August 15.

Food Truck Fridays

In partnership with the Syracuse Food Truck Association, Food Truck Fridays occur from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. through August 30 on the Everson Community Plaza.

Free Community Yoga

Join us on September 6 for O Yoga’s 8th anniversary celebration at the Everson with Lululemon Syracuse. The evening starts at 5:30pm with a Lululemon trunk-show, and downward dogs will begin at 6:30pm.

Blue Star Museum

The Everson offers active and retired millitary personnel and their families free admission with proper identification.