Longtime Everson Trustee Paul Phillips and his wife Sharon Sullivan have generously pledged up to $50,000 in a matching, dollar-for-dollar campaign to support the relocation of ceramics storage and the creation of a dedicated gallery space for the changing display of ceramic art works.
We are within $10,000 of reaching our $50,000 goal. To maximize this matching dollar campaign,
please support us and donate before August 31, 2016.
The newly renovated 3,500 square feet space on the Museum’s lower level will serve as a flexible gallery for ceramics exhibitions organized by Everson curatorial staff as well as guest scholars and other experts in the field. The space will be used for temporary exhibitions,perhaps two or more a year, that feature works from the Everson’s extensive collection as well as from outside sources, providing visitors with many opportunities to experience the breadth and depth of the ceramic medium and learn from ongoing curatorial scholarship and education. The gallery renovation
is part of an institutional commitment to celebrating and promoting the Everson’s world-renowned and pioneering ceramics collection. The first phase, a multi-year project to digitize the Everson’s American ceramics collection, was funded through a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and will be complete in summer 2016. The new gallery space is scheduled to be completed late November 2016. Ultimately, the Everson intends to create a ceramics research center and library.