Annual Events

2014 Everson Trips

April 30, 2014

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Please save the dates for these upcoming 2014 Trip Committee Trips. Additional details will be posted as they become available.

Saratoga Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet / July 31

Glimmerglass Opera, performance of Carousel / August 4

Old Forge, National Exhibition of American Watercolor / September 11

Annual Summer Picnic Honoring Allen J Naples

June 19, 2014

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

The Everson Summer Picnic is the event of the summer, held under tents on the Everson Community Plaza, with views of the Everson's stunning architecture. The evening is complete with festive fare and the wonderful outdoor atmosphere of cocktail hour by the fountains. The highlight of the event is the presentation of the Everson Medal, and Everson Volunteer Awards. This year the Everson is please to present the Everson Medal to Allen J Naples, Regional President of CNY M&T Bank. Joyce Bird will be presented with the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award and the Everson Docent Organization will be presented with the Volunteer Distinguished Service Award.  

The Everson Summer Picnic and Everson Medal

The Everson Summer Picnic honors those who have been pillars of the community and have shaped Central New York through their gifts of leadership and strong conviction that art and creative expression enhance our quality of life. 

The Everson Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service Volunteer Awards

The Everson is pleased to present two awards to recognize outstanding volunteer service. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have served the Everson Museum in varied volunteer positions for more than three decades. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a volunteer who has exemplified superb service to the Everson Museum.

Special Events

Civic Morning Musicals

Free Wednesday Recital Series

April 30, 2014
May 7, 2014
May 14, 2014
May 21, 2014

Time: 12.30pm

Civic Morning Musicals presents a free Wednesday concert series held at 12.30pm in the Everson's Hosmer Auditorium. Each performance highlights different talented artists from our region. For more information, visit

Closing Event for May Giehl: Rice is Life

July 27, 2014

Time: 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Eliminate Hunger

The Rice is Life exhibit is the inspiration for a campaign to raise awareness about hunger. On July 27 from noon to 5 p.m. when Rice is Life is taken down, the public is invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank of Central New York and receive a bowl to take home with them.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

From Art to Information: Curation - A Strategy

July 31, 2014

Time: 5.00pm to 7.30pm

July 31, 5.00 - 7.00 pm

$40 member price / $50 non-member price / $20 Student Price                                                     Register at


Join us for an enlightening evening delving deeper into the role of curation in art and society.

The program will begin with a tour of the Everson Museum of Art with Curator David Prince, the Associate Director and Curator of Collections at the SUArt Galleries. David will guide us through the story making process from the traditional curation perspective, the curation of an art collection from the environment to the prices.  You will see the story behind the story and learn the steps and skills of art curation.

Following the interactive Everson session, we will transition to our second expert, David Kelly, Program Director for the eLearning Guild.  David will lead us through a facilitated presentation to better understand digital curation, curation medium and tools and how organizations can leverage curation to help workers focus on the most relevant information to meet their needs.

This event is not just for art lovers or those looking to improve how they do business, it is meant for all members of the community!

This program is made possible through a collaboration between the Central New York ASTD and the Everson Museum of Art.


For more information on this program or to purchase tickets, visit the CNYASTD website:

Also make sure to check out this blog by Mark Britz, who describes the merits of this event: