May 25 – August 6, 2017
The Photography and Literacy Project is an innovative program positioned under Syracuse University’s Coalition of Museums and Art Centers (CMAC) that brings SU students into Syracuse City Schools to develop projects involving photography, video, audio recording, and writing. The objective is to improve students’ writing and reading skills by linking these studies with photography, video, and poetry.
January – July 2017
Animals have been the subject of art for millennia, beginning with ancient cave paintings made over 35,000 years ago. From scientific renderings of nature’s wondrous creatures to depictions of livestock and beasts of burden, to commemorating our beloved four-legged family members, artists have recorded the many roles animals play in our world. "The Creatures Among Us" celebrates our enduring fascination with animals by presenting a selection of diverse works—some not seen in years—drawn from the Everson’s collection.
November 11, 2016 – October 15, 2017
The first exhibition in the Everson’s new ceramics gallery, A Century of Collecting celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Museum’s first purchase of ceramics for the permanent collection in 1916. From that initial purchase of 32 works by distinguished Arts & Crafts potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau, the Everson has amassed a premier collection of more than 5000 ceramic pieces, dating from ancient times to the present day. This exhibition presents a survey of works made by key figures in modern and contemporary studio ceramics, tracing the Everson’s role as a driving force in shaping attitudes about ceramics as a fine art medium.
December 2016 – June 30, 2017
The Haudenosaunee, a name referring to the alliance of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations, have rich artistic traditions. This exhibition features the work of five contemporary Haudenosaunee artists represented in the Everson’s collection—Tom Huff, Ada Jacques, Peter B. Jones, Tammy Tarbell-Boehning, and Steve Smith—all of whom draw upon their cultural heritage and blend traditional artistic methods with modern techniques.
Planting November 2016
In partnership with Syracuse University’s Connective Corridor, the Everson Museum of Art is excited to present the Tree of 40 Fruit, part of an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique tree grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossoms in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit is a form of conservation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.
Currently on View at Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Inaugurated in 1932 at the Everson, the Ceramic National juried exhibitions helped shape the course of ceramic history and launched the careers of many notable ceramic artists. This special exhibition showcases more than 70 pieces drawn from the Ceramic National exhibitions, all of which are now part of the Everson’s acclaimed collection.