June 4 – August 28, 2016
4 28June August
The Everson Biennial has been an important platform for contemporary art by New York State artists since its inception in 1974, offering an outlet for creative visual expression and facilitating lively conversations about both what contemporary art is and what it has the power to become. Kindred Beasts continues this tradition by presenting a carefully selected group of eight artists whose work focuses on the use of fiber and clay. Each artist interprets the medium in unique and innovative ways, while remaining deeply engaged with tradition and respectful of the past. Representing six counties across the state, the artists are: Joe Fyfe, Jeffrey Gibson, Sarah Hewitt, Liz Lurie, Matt Nolen, Sarah Saulson, Bobby Silverman and Linda Sormin.
Exhibition extended to July 15!
In 1965 the Museum of Modern Art opened The Responsive Eye, a landmark exhibition which featured works by 100 modern artists who used abstract forms to examine how different shapes, patterns and colors could affect the eye of a viewer. Often called “Op Art” due to their relationships to the study of optics and optical illusions, these works appear to move, shimmer, or vibrate despite the fact that they are stationary. This exhibition revisits the work of four of the artists included in the seminal survey: Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Frank Stella and Victor Vasarely, as well as their Latin contemporary Jesús Rafael Soto.
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.
On View Through November 2016
Adelaide Alsop Robineau, a major figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and today considered one of America’s preeminent art potters, is known for her exquisite porcelains decorated with intricate carvings and crystalline glazes. This exhibition features more than seventy of Robineau’s works, a number of which were part of the Everson’s original purchase of Robineau’s porcelains in 1916, an acquisition that set the course for the Museum’s long-term commitment to collecting ceramics. On display in the exhibition are many visitor favorites, including the famous Scarab Vase, believed to be Robineau’s masterpiece.
February 6 - May 15, 2016
3 15February May
From 19th century Parisian boulevards to late 20th century scenes of downtown Syracuse, the images included in this exhibition explore the many diverse aspects of life in the city: busy shopfronts and beach boardwalks, crowded fairs and quiet parks and streets teeming with or devoid of human presence. Featuring over 60 works by 22 photographers, the exhibition includes examples by such internationally known figures as Eugène Atget, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Robert Doisneau and Garry Winogrand, as well as photographers who have worked locally, such as Toren Beasley, Michael Davis and Bruce Gilden.
February 6 - May 1, 2016
Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk has spent a decade creating a fictional utopian universe that blends science fiction, fantasy and cultural anthropology. In partnership with UVP and Light Work, the Everson presents the latest chapter in Woolfalk’s ongoing narrative including new video and photographic works made while in residency in Syracuse in 2015, as well as previous works that provide an overview of the story to date.
February 6 - July 31, 2016
6 31February July
Painters, photographers and ceramists alike have found inspiration in the landscape, drawing on the natural world as a subject, metaphor and creative force. Taking a generous approach to interpreting the genre, this exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of works from the Everson’s collection that highlights landscapes’ enduring hold on the human imagination. Featured are well-known works by Andrew Wyeth and Ansel Adams as well as little-seen pieces by Robert Arneson, Kenzo Okada, Laura Gilpin and others.
February 6 - May 8, 2016
Presented by M+T Bank For more than seventy years, Helen Levitt used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life in the streets of New York City. Levitt’s photographs, in both black and white and color, document neighborhood matriarchs on their front stoops, pedestrians negotiating New York’s busy sidewalks, and boisterous children at play. In her work, Levitt successfully captures people of every age, race and class, without attempting to impose social commentary. The exhibition features a range of photographs spanning Levitt’s long career, and includes scenes shot in New York City, New Hampshire and Mexico. Helen Levitt: In the Streetis organized by Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.