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2/27/2024 (Multi-time)
Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves
Runs 2/03/2024 - 4/28/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves

On view February 3, 2024-April 28, 2024

Throughout her career, Brooklyn-based artist Sana Musasama has drawn inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. Returning to Ourselves centers around a series of dolls that Musasama produced that mirror African-American topsy turvy dolls containing a white doll whose skirt can be flipped up to transform it into a Black doll. Musasama uses this formal structure to juxtapose different figures drawn from the global Black diaspora. Returning to Ourselves is rounded out by a series of ceramic houses Musasama began early in her career but returned to during the pandemic to combat looming depression.

Sana Musasama
Topsy Turvy Doll, 2022

Date2/27/2024
Multiple Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Pay-What-You-Wish)
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Third Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Wish)
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Runs2/03/2024 - 4/28/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/27/2024 (Multi-time)
Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Runs 2/10/2024 - 5/12/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

On view February 10, 2024-May 12, 2024

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.

Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape is organized by the Barry Lopez Foundation for Art & Environment. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Barry Lopez Foundation works with contemporary artists to organize exhibitions addressing climate change, biodiversity, habitat loss, and our relationship with the land in a time of environmental crisis.

Janet Biggs

Fade to White (video still), 2010
Single-channel HD video with sound, 16×9 format, running time 12:28
Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

Date2/27/2024
Multiple Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Pay-What-You-Wish)
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Third Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Wish)
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Runs2/10/2024 - 5/12/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/27/2024 (Multi-time)
Off the Rack
Runs 1/03/2024 - 5/05/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Off the Rack

On view through May 5, 2024

Off the Rack is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage. As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites—all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries. This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care.

Jonas Lie
The Black Teapot, 1911
Oil on canvas, 35 x 42 inches
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, 13.121

Date2/27/2024
Multiple Times

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Runs1/03/2024 - 5/05/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/27/2024 (Multi-time)
Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Runs 2/10/2024 - 4/28/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels

On view February 10-April 28, 2024

Due to the use of similar materials and processes, enamels share a close relationship with ceramics. Rather than working on clay surfaces, enamellists work on metal, creating everything from functional jewelry and dinnerware to wall-mounted panels. The pigments used in the process of enameling, known as enamels, behave similarly to ceramic glazes. Made up of mineral pigments and a glassy powder called frit, enamels can be painted as a liquid or sifted and sprinkled onto a surface while dry. The enameled metal is then placed in a kiln at temperatures ranging from 1400°F to 1650°F. After cooling, artists often add and fire additional layers of enamel, which creates seductive, jewel-like surfaces.

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists like Ellamarie and Jackson Wooley, June Schwarcz, and Edward H. Winter, and several leading ceramists like Gertrud and Otto Natzler and Carleton Ball also worked in enamel. Many venues that showed ceramics also championed enamels, including the Everson’s Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are experiencing a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.

Date2/27/2024
Multiple Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Pay-What-You-Wish)
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Third Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Wish)
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Runs2/10/2024 - 4/28/2024
CostMuseum Admission- see everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY
2/27/2024 (Multi-time)
A DIY Candle Experience - Come make your own custom fragrance!
Runs 1/24/2024 - 8/31/2024
Armory Square
 

A DIY Candle Experience - Come make your own custom fragrance!

CAMP is your one – stop destination for all your candle needs! We are a retail shop that allows customers to design and create their own custom candle with our variety of seasonal scents, curated jars, and accessories. Our knowledgeable Fragrance experts are always on hand to guide you through the process of creating your own unique blend, from initial scent selection to final creation. Camp is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether individually or with a small group, all are welcomed. With handmade candles, USA sourced materials, and a cozy atmosphere, we offer a unique experience designed to soothe the soul while connecting locally. Ignite your happy place at CAMP Candle Bar.

Date2/27/2024
Multiple Times

Monday + Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday + Thursday : 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday + Saturday : 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday : 12 pm - 5 pm

Runs1/24/2024 - 8/31/2024
Cost$45.00 + tax
Contact Phone(680) 322-7406
Contact Emailhello@campcandlebar.com
VenueArmory Square
Armory Square
Syracuse, NY 13202
2/27/2024 (Multi-time)
David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December
Runs 1/27/2024 - 3/31/2024
Everson Museum of Art
 

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December

Based in Skaneateles, NY, David Edward Johnson creates mixed media assemblages that address belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, and the effects of loss at a personal level. No Roses in December features a series of works in which Johnson explores his father’s diagnosis of and descent into dementia. Johnson pairs his own photographs of bleak West Texas vistas and abandoned adobe dwellings with abstract mixed media painting, vintage papers, found objects, and other ephemera as a way to evoke fragmented shards of memory that mimic his father’s state of mind. The series title references a poem by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert-Kennedy that was popularized in a speech about courage by Peter Pan author JM Barrie: “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” Without memories, we have no blooms in the chill of the December of life.

David Edward Johnson: No Roses in December is part of the Everson CNY Artist Initiative, an exhibition program that celebrates the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. The CNY Artist Initiative is made possible with support from Terry and Bill Delavan.

David Edward Johnson
CONCLUSION, 2023
Custom photography, found objects, acrylic, graphite, spray paint, crayon, paper, cardboard, and household on panel, 30 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Date2/27/2024
Multiple Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Pay-What-You-Wish)
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Third Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Wish)
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Runs1/27/2024 - 3/31/2024
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
2/28/2024 6:00 PM
Live Music Wednesday @ Eleven Waters
Runs 12/06/2023 - 3/27/2024
Eleven Waters
 

Live Music Wednesday @ Eleven Waters

Live Music & Local Tastings

Plus, Drink Specials on Mimosa’s, Sangria & Beers!

FREE Valet Parking

Ask us how we can host your coworkers for post-work drinks & bites!

https://www.elevenwaters.com/

Date/Time2/28/2024 6:00 PM
Runs12/06/2023 - 3/27/2024
VenueEleven Waters
500 S Warren St
Syracuse, NY 13202-2618
315-554-3541
 
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