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Join the 5.1 million people who enjoy the high-quality arts and entertainment experiences that only Downtown Syracuse can deliver.  The visitor experience promises a spectacular line-up of Broadway-caliber theater performances, museum exhibits, riveting live music, sporting events, and much more. With a host of shopping, dining and nightlife options to bookend the event experience, Downtown is Instagrammable!

 
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50th Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
 
 
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Recurring Events

12/01/2020 (All day)
Festival of Trees & Light Online Auction
Runs 11/27/2020 - 12/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Festival of Trees & Light Online Auction

Traditions knit us together and strengthen the fabric of our community. For 35 years, the Everson’s Annual Festival of Trees has dazzled visitors of all ages. This year, discover the newly reimagined Festival of Trees & Light, celebrating diverse traditions as we embrace light as a symbol of hope, warmth, and welcome.

The 2020 Festival blends time-honored traditions, including a selection of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and holiday décor, with public performances and a new multi-day online auction. The Festival culminates with a virtual Festival Finale packed with performances, special appearances, prize drawings, and final auction bidding. Enjoy with friends from the comfort of home, and share a Sensational Swag Bag of goodies delivered to your door (included with premium ticket).

Whether in person or online, please join the Everson in celebrating the season, and all that connects us as a community. All funds raised support the inspiring exhibitions and engaging programs presented by the Everson throughout the year.

New Online Festival Auction!

November 27 – December 5

Explore a fabulous selection of fine art, jewelry, handcrafted gifts, experience packages, and wonderful holiday décor! Convenient, flexible, and easy to bid on your favorite items from your phone or computer. Visit everson.org/FOTL20 to shop and bid!

Tickets available soon! Visit everson.org/FOTL20 for info on the in-person event!

Date/Time12/01/2020 (All day)
Runs11/27/2020 - 12/05/2020
Costfree
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/02/2020 (Multi-time)
Lacey McKinney: Reconfiguration
Runs 11/14/2020 - 1/10/2021
Everson Museum of Art
 

Lacey McKinney: Reconfiguration

November 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Using portraiture as her point of departure, Lacey McKinney examines themes of identity and embodiment through the human face and figure. Painting with acrylic and oil, McKinney merges multiple faces into one composition—blurring together moments in time. Calling attention to the fallacy that humans maintain a singular fixed or identity and challenging the history of genre portraiture, McKinney questions how much information can be gleaned from a single portrait.

Lacey McKinney
Reconfiguration 16, 2020
Oil and acrylic on panel, 20 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Date12/02/2020
Multiple Times

Thursdays, noon to 8pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, noon to 5pm

Runs11/14/2020 - 1/10/2021
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/02/2020 (Multi-time)
Festival of Trees & Light
Runs 11/27/2020 - 12/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Festival of Trees & Light

Traditions knit us together and strengthen the fabric of our community. For 35 years, the Everson’s Annual Festival of Trees has dazzled visitors of all ages. This year, discover the newly reimagined Festival of Trees & Light, celebrating diverse traditions as we embrace light as a symbol of hope, warmth, and welcome.

The 2020 Festival blends time-honored traditions, including a selection of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and holiday décor, with public performances and a new multi-day online auction. The Festival culminates with a virtual Festival Finale packed with performances, special appearances, prize drawings, and final auction bidding. Enjoy with friends from the comfort of home, and share a Sensational Swag Bag of goodies delivered to your door (included with premium ticket).

Whether in person or online, please join the Everson in celebrating the season, and all that connects us as a community. All funds raised support the inspiring exhibitions and engaging programs presented by the Everson throughout the year.

Visit the Everson
Discover dazzling seasonal creations located throughout the Museum, and enjoy intimate live music performances in the sculpture court.

Visit everson.org/FOTL20 to check out info on our online auction!

Visit everson.org for COVID-19 visitor safety guidelines.

Date12/02/2020
Multiple Times

Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-5pm
*Special hours for members and high risk individuals: Fridays & Saturdays 10am-12pm

Runs11/27/2020 - 12/05/2020
CostMuseum Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors/Students: $6, Children under 12: Free
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/02/2020 (Multi-time)
Portal: The Window in American Photography
Runs 10/10/2020 - 1/24/2021
Everson Museum of Art
 

Portal: The Window in American Photography

October 10, 2020 – January 24, 2021 Empty openings or panes of glass in houses, vehicles, skyscrapers, or storefronts, windows are portals to and from other worlds. Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition examines the formal and symbolic potential of a simple aperture.

Minor White
Windowsill Daydreaming, 1958
Gelatin silver print, 91⁄2 x 71⁄8 inches,
Everson Museum of Art; Museum purchase, 89.24. Reproduced with permission of The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum © Trustees of Princeton University.

Date12/02/2020
Multiple Times

Thursdays 12 noon to 8 pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm

Runs10/10/2020 - 1/24/2021
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/02/2020 (Multi-time)
The Floating Bridge: Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Runs 11/07/2020 - 5/09/2021
Everson Museum of Art
 

The Floating Bridge: Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

The Everson began collecting contemporary Japanese ceramics in earnest in the mid 1970s, an experimental period when artists were applying geometric forms and conceptual strategies to traditional materials and forms. The exhibition highlights this under-recognized generation of artists who are now credited with laying the groundwork for today’s contemporary ceramic movement in Japan.


Itsue Ito
Shu to, 1986
Earthenware, 15 x 18 x 19 inches
Purchase Prize given by the Hancock Foundation, 27th Ceramic National, 1987

Date12/02/2020
Multiple Times

Thursdays 12 noon to 8 pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm

Runs11/07/2020 - 5/09/2021
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/03/2020 (All day)
A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects
Runs 8/01/2020 - 1/02/2021
Everson Museum of Art
 

A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects

In 1911, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (known today as the Everson) made history as the first museum in the country to declare that it would focus on collecting works made by American artists. This decision, implemented by Museum Director Fernando Carter, was the first of many made by directors that ultimately defined the Everson’s collection as it exists today. This exhibition examines over one hundred years of the Museum’s collecting priorities, from the Museum’s earliest acquisitions in 1911 to work acquired in 2019.

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

Date/Time12/03/2020 (All day)
Runs8/01/2020 - 1/02/2021
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/05/2020 10:00 AM
Virtual Live Yoga with heART
Runs 5/16/2020 - 12/19/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Virtual Live Yoga with heART

Saturdays, 10:00am–11:15am

Class available online via Zoom

*You MUST pre-register for each class no later than 24-hours before the class.

Open your heart space in this alignment-based yoga class and connect your body with the surroundings of your own home space in this live virtual class. Long-time and favorite yoga instructor Dara Harper will guide you through proper form and precision of poses from her home studio. For more on Dara Harper, visit Yogawithdara.com. All skill levels welcome. Follow Zoom link provided through e-mail after registration of class.

Members $8 / Non-Members $10 (fee per class)

Purchase all 4-weeks at a discount $28.80 Members / $36 Non-Members

$5/ class recording. Recordings e-mailed the following Monday after class.

Members receive a discounted price.

This discount will be reflected on the Payment Window once you have "signed in"

Contact Kimberly Griffiths with questions, kgriffiths@everson.org

Date/Time12/05/2020 10:00 AM
Runs5/16/2020 - 12/19/2020
Cost$8/$10
Contact Emaileverson@everson.org
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
12/05/2020 6:00 PM
Festival of Trees & Light Virtual Finale
Runs 12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020
Everson Museum of Art
 

Festival of Trees & Light Virtual Finale

Traditions knit us together and strengthen the fabric of our community. For 35 years, the Everson’s Annual Festival of Trees has dazzled visitors of all ages. This year, discover the newly reimagined Festival of Trees & Light, celebrating diverse traditions as we embrace light as a symbol of hope, warmth, and welcome.

The 2020 Festival blends time-honored traditions, including a selection of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and holiday décor, with public performances and a new multi-day online auction. The Festival culminates with a virtual Festival Finale packed with performances, special appearances, prize drawings, and final auction bidding. Enjoy with friends from the comfort of home, and share a Sensational Swag Bag of goodies delivered to your door (included with premium ticket).

Whether in person or online, please join the Everson in celebrating the season, and all that connects us as a community. All funds raised support the inspiring exhibitions and engaging programs presented by the Everson throughout the year.

Virtual Festival Finale
December 5, 6:00pm

Enjoy the fun and excitement of this live event from the comfort of home! Featuring performances, prize drawings, pop-up videos, and the excitement of the final bidding as the Festival Auction draws to a close. Premium tickets ($100) include a Sensational Swag Bag delivered to your home or office!

Check out everson.org/FOTL20 for more info on the in-person event as well as the online auction. More ticket info coming soon!

Date/Time12/05/2020 6:00 PM
Runs12/05/2020 - 12/05/2020
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
1/29/2021 (Multi-time)
Jaleel Campbell: Homecoming
Runs 1/30/2021 - 3/28/2021
Everson Museum of Art
 

Jaleel Campbell: Homecoming

January 30 – March 28, 2021

Jaleel Campbell: Homecoming, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in his hometown of Syracuse, features digital illustrations alongside newly created video works, and a series of his “Jalethal” dolls.

Jaleel Campbell
Jalethal Print, 2019
Digital image
Courtesy of the artist

Date1/29/2021
Multiple Times

Thursdays 12 noon to 8 pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm

Runs1/30/2021 - 3/28/2021
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064