Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse

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The Everson Museum of Art in Downtown Syracuse, New York is a major Central New York museum focusing on American art.HistoryThe museum was founded in 1897 by art historian George Fisk Comfort (who also helped found the Metropolitan Museum of Art); at that time, it was called the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts. In 1911, it announced that it would seek to collect only American art.Over time the museum occupied several different buildings, including the Onondaga Savings Bank and the Syracuse Public Library, but it outgrew each facility.In 1941, Helen Everson made a gift to the city of Syracuse for the purpose of erecting an art museum. A groundbreaking took place in 1965, and in 1968 the new Everson Museum of Art opened. The new building was designed by internationally acclaimed architect I. M. Pei, and is regarded as a work of art in its own right.The Everson Museum collaborates with Light Work and the Urban Video Project (UVP) to exhibit video art on the facade of the building, including important works by Bill Viola, Jenny Holzer, William Wegman, among others. In the summer time, they host a film series which is very popular for residents of Syracuse.The Everson Museum of Art is also a famous location for skateboarders. Although illegal, on June 21, better known as National Go Skateboarding Day, skateboarders are allowed to skate at the museum. Central New York skateboarders often have signs that say "FREE eVe" meaning free the Everson Museum of Art.
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  • June 26, 2017
    This museum seems to be overlooked as a major tourist destination in Syracuse, but it is worth a visit. With an entry fee of only $8 for adults, it's very reasonable to visit. If you enjoy museums or ...  more »
  • May 5, 2017
    If you like art museums this is a nice excursion for a half day. See a variety of art mediums in an ever-changing display. Classy with a little bit for everyone.  more »
  • April 23, 2017
    I'm sorry, but I failed to see the appeal of the displays in this museum. I know that perhaps I don't appreciate the fine nuances of today's modern art. But when I see something that looks like it was...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    1971年9月ジョン・レノンとオノ・ヨーコは新しい活動の場を求めてロンドンからニューヨークに移り住んだ。 アルバム『イマジン』("Imagine")の発表直前のことだった。 1971年10月にニューヨークのエバーソン美術館でオノの芸術活動を集大成した個展『ジス・イズ・ノット・ヒアー』("This Is Not Here")を行なった。 In 1972, Lennon and Ono released an 81-minute film to accompany the Imagine album which featured footage of the couple in their home, garden and the recording studio of their Berkshire property at Tittenhurst Park as well as in New York City. A full-length documentary rock video, the film's first scene features a shot of Lennon and Ono walking through a thick fog, arriving at their house as the song "Imagine" begins. Above the front door to their house is a sign that reads: "This Is Not Here", the title of Ono's then New York art show. The next scene shows Lennon sitting at a white grand piano in a dimly lit, all-white room. Ono gradually walks around opening curtains that allow in light, making the room brighter with the song's progression. At the song's conclusion, Ono sits beside Lennon at the piano, and they share a quaint gaze, then a brief kiss.
  • December 28, 2016
    I love the everson. Artwork is changed often. Renovated downstairs room is absolutely stunning. Children's wing for parties and camps also a smart update!
  • January 13, 2017
    ARCHITECT I.M. Pei, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners LOCATION Syracuse, New York, United States GPS Latitude(43.04473114013672), Longitude(-76.14684295654297) DATE 1968 STYLE Modern TYPE Public - Museum
  • January 12, 2017
    The recent revamp in ceramics is wonderful and really helps highlight some of the best from their extensive collection.
  • July 25, 2016
    Very good collection of sculptures and mixed media. Not a very big collection of paintings. Some photographs. Excellent building design and first museum designed by I. M. Pei. All in all, a great way to spend a few hours.

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