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4/03/2020 (Multi-time)
Winter & Spring Break Youth Art Classes (Ages 5-12)
Runs 2/18/2020 - 4/10/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Winter & Spring Break Youth Art Classes (Ages 5-12)

February 18–21, April 6–10
9:00am–Noon

Looking for fun and creative activities during break? Sign up for one day or the entire week! Each day will hold a different themed activity to engage young artists including art-making, gallery exploration, and more! The Spring Break session incorporates yoga. Space is limited.

Date4/03/2020
Multiple Times

February 18–21, 9am-12pm
April 6–10, 9am-12pm

Runs2/18/2020 - 4/10/2020
Cost$20/day Members | $25/day Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/03/2020 (Multi-time)
Fences
Runs 3/26/2020 - 4/05/2020
Redhouse Arts Center
 

Fences

Fences is the sixth chapter in August Wilson’s groundbreaking ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the 20th century. The play depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player, thwarted in his dreams of a Major League career, who struggles to provide for his family and break free from the boundaries imposed upon him. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees the world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose, yearns for an outlet for her love. With the intersection of old prejudices and changing opportunities, Fences is a powerful drama filled with passionate love and thundering rage, generous laughter and searing pain. Chances are, you will be challenged to leave the theater with your emotions in tact with this powerful play. Fences was most recently made into an Oscar nominated film starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who took home the award for Best Supporting Actress.

Date4/03/2020
Multiple Times

Thursday at 7PM
Friday at 8PM
Saturday at 2PM & 8PM
Sunday at 2PM

Runs3/26/2020 - 4/05/2020
Cost$35
Contact Phone315-362-2785
Contact Emailinfo@theredhouse.org
VenueRedhouse Arts Center
201 S. West St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-425-0405
4/03/2020 (All day)
Selections from the Everson Video Archive
Runs 1/24/2020 - 4/19/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Selections from the Everson Video Archive

On view through April 19, 2020

Selections from the Everson Video Archive features recently digitized works by pioneering women who helped shape the future of video art.

Date/Time4/03/2020 (All day)
Runs1/24/2020 - 4/19/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/03/2020 (All day)
Scholastics
Runs 3/07/2020 - 4/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Scholastics

On View March 7 – April 5, 2020

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the arts. Every year, students across the country in grades 7-12 are invited to enter original works of art in regional competitions. This year, over 2,500 students representing over 100 Central New York schools submitted 5,673 works of art, which was then judged by professional artists, educators, and photographers. The judges award first place (Gold Key), second place (Silver Key), honorable mentions, and special award honorees. Gold Key winners move on to compete at the national level, while a small selection of the Silver Key winners are displayed at the Everson.

Date/Time4/03/2020 (All day)
Runs3/07/2020 - 4/05/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/03/2020 (All day)
It's Knot Art
Runs 1/15/2020 - 4/15/2020
Erie Canal Museum
 

It's Knot Art

Syracuse-based artist Ellen Agnew grew up in Kennebunkport,ME, where she grew up collecting shells and stones on the seashore. After moving to central NewYork, Ellen returned to Maine frequently for vacations and began collectingrope knots that washed up onshore. She uses these bits of found materials tocreate It’s Knot Art, an exhibit showcasing unique abstract fiber art on display in the Erie Canal Museum's first-floor Link Gallery.

Date/Time4/03/2020 (All day)
Runs1/15/2020 - 4/15/2020
CostFree
Contact Phone315-471-0593
Contact Emailcurator@eriecanalmuseum.org
VenueErie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-471-0593
4/03/2020 (All day)
Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware
Runs 12/21/2019 - 5/01/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Casual China: Modernist Dinnerware

On View December 21, 2019 – May 2020

Syracuse-based Iroquois China began as a manufacturer of Victorian fine china, but produced revolutionary dinnerware in the postwar era by designers like Russel Wright and Ben Seibel. Casual China showcases modernist designs produced by Iroquois China, Homer Laughlin, the Hall China Company and others.

Date/Time4/03/2020 (All day)
Runs12/21/2019 - 5/01/2020
CostFree with museum admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/03/2020 10:00 AM
The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories
Runs 2/03/2020 - 4/16/2020
Erie Canal Museum
 

The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories

This unique exhibit by Linda Zhang of Ryerson University in Toronto and Biko Gray of Syracuse University features clay vessels based on 3-D drone scans of central New York Erie Canal structures, transformed by the introduction of Canal water before the firing process. The clay models symbolize the Erie Canal's profound and lasting impact, positive and negative, on the lives of those who built it, used it, and lived near it. On exhibit in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse.

Date/Time4/03/2020 10:00 AM
Runs2/03/2020 - 4/16/2020
CostFree
Contact Phone315-471-0593
Contact Emailcurator@eriecanalmuseum.org
VenueErie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-471-0593
4/03/2020 10:30 AM
Renegades & Reformers: American Art Pottery
Runs 1/25/2020 - 7/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Renegades & Reformers: American Art Pottery

On View January 25 – July 5, 2020

Since acquiring its first works by Adelaide Alsop Robineau in 1916, the Everson Museum of Art has built one of the finest collections of art pottery in the world. Renegades and Reformers revolves around two common personality types among potters: the “renegades” who embarked on highly personal artistic quests that pushed clay and glaze to their limits, and the “reformers,” whose modern designs and social attitudes pushed back against Victorian mores.

Date/Time4/03/2020 10:30 AM
Runs1/25/2020 - 7/05/2020
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
4/03/2020 7:00 PM
DWC Visiting Author Readings: Poet Gary Copeland Lilley
YMCA of Downtown Syracuse
 

DWC Visiting Author Readings: Poet Gary Copeland Lilley

Gary Copeland Lilley is originally from Sandy Cross, North Carolina, and was a long time resident of Washington, D.C., where he was a founding member of the Black Rooster Collective. He received the D.C. Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry in 1996 and again in 2000, and he earned a MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in 2002. He is the author of five books of poetry, including The Bushman’s Medicine Show (Lost Horse Press 2017), Alpha Zulu (Ausable Press,2008), Black Poem (Hollyridge Press, 2005), The Reprehensibles (Fractal EdgePress, 2004), and The Subsequent Blues (Four Way Books, 2004).

Date/Time4/03/2020 7:00 PM
CostFree & open to the public
Contact Phone315-474-6851
Contact Emailpmemmer@ymcacny.org
VenueYMCA of Downtown Syracuse
340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6851
4/03/2020 7:30 PM
Legends & Favorites Concert
Park Central Presbyterian
 

Legends & Favorites Concert

A celebration of music by three Society for New Music commissioned composers - the Centenary of George Rochberg – 20th Century’s musical icon who broke with serialism in the 1960's following the death of his young son, alongside regional composers Kevin Ernste (Cornell) and Paul Leary (SUNY Oswego). Rochberg’s music will be performed by Internationally renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk, a Syracuse native and guest artist with the Society Players. Ernste’s“Chorale”, for chamber ensemble and electronics, will receive its 4th performance, while Leary’s “Larger than Us”, for chamber ensemble, electronic sand video, will receive its 3rd performance. Both works will be recorded prior to the performance for an upcoming SNM CD of commissioned works.

Date/Time4/03/2020 7:30 PM
Cost$20, $15 seniors/students; $40 Family; 12 & under free.
Contact Phone315-446-5733
Contact Emailsnm@societyfornewmusic.org
VenuePark Central Presbyterian
504 E Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
 
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