CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Enduring Gift: Chinese Ceramics from the Cloud Wampler Collection

January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

For nine years, beginning in 1960, Cloud Wampler donated some 170 Asian works to the Everson Museum. The collection is dominated by a particularly strong core of Chinese ceramics. Spanning nearly 2,000 years, from the Han Dynasty in 200 BCE to the Ching Dynasty that ended in 1912, this selection offers a survey of forms, styles and glazes that are considered still today to be the pinnacle of aesthetic and technical achievements. 

Video Vault: The 70s Revisited

March 4, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Including works by Paul Kos, Bill Viola, Hermine Freed, Ruth Vollmer, Rita Myers, Richard Serra and Keith Sonnier, this installation will highlight pioneering art video from the Everson’s permanent collection that hasn’t been on view in decades. The exhibition is an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in the early world of video art.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger. 

Down to Earth: Artists Explore Nature through Photography and Ceramics

March 8, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Featuring American landscape photography from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, these selections from the Everson’s permanent collection will exemplify how the genre has progressed through various artistic trends, historical events, cultural changes and technological advances. The installation is complimented by ceramic works of art from the Everson’s permanent collection.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger. 

Mary Giehl: Rice is Life

April 2, 2014 - July 27, 2014

The Everson Biennial returns in 2014 with the Edge of Art Series. The first artist featured is Mary Giehl. Known for her innovation with both materials and concepts, Giehl turns her focus to world hunger in this installation. The sculptural bowls are made from rice and water, the food that so much of the world relies on for nourishment. The bowls are suspended from a world map, which illustrates globally the areas where hunger is greatest and populations rely on rice to live. 

Eliminate Hunger
Rice is Life is also 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. 

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger. 

Urban Video Project: Ann Hamilton "table of contents"

April 8, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Coming out of her enthusiastically received Park Avenue Armory installation “the event of a thread” last year, Hamilton is known internationally for work that is at once monumental yet intimate. With this installation, Hamilton utilizes the brutalist monumentality of the Everson’s I.M. Pei designed building and adjoining public plaza as the proscenium stage for a piece about the space of performance –simultaneously public and intimate- and how we, as the audience, might occupy that space. 

Urban Video Project (UVP) is a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art and part of the Connective Corridor.