Letter from the Director

Getting Organized
New Racks and Off the Rack

Happy 2024!

Like many of you, we at the Everson kicked off the year with a number of New Year’s resolutions. One of the biggest ones—getting organized—is in full swing right now. Although we emptied a good portion of our onsite permanent collection storage back in mid-2023 in order to renovate and install new storage furniture, we are now completely immersed in repopulating the space.

Hundreds of ceramic objects have been delivered to the Museum from offsite storage locations and are being carefully uncrated, cataloged, and re-homed by our collections staff.

Multiple rows of new high-density Space Saver shelving units and massive flat files are filling up quickly with art. Thanks to a generous grant from the New York State Council for the Arts, our formerly dim and overcrowded storage is now a bright and functional space—and it is a glorious sight to behold! We will continue to work on this project for several more months, so you have a bit more time to see our temporary exhibition, Off the Rack, which includes hundreds of works that were displaced from storage for this project. In fact, as work progresses, Off the Rack will expand this summer. So check back to see more soon!
—Elizabeth Dunbar
Director & CEO


Off the Rack exhibition.
Everson Galleries C & D.
On view through 2024.

Our Mission Statement
Through dynamic and meaningful encounters with modern and contemporary American art, the Everson Museum of Art engages diverse communities, inspires curiosity and lifelong learning, and contributes to a more vital and inclusive society.

Our Acknowledgment
The Everson Museum of Art would like to acknowledge the Indigenous peoples on whose ancestral land the Everson Museum now stands and the role it played in the displacement of the predominantly Black residents of the 15th Ward in the 1960s as part of a harmful urban renewal plan which included the building of the Everson Museum.

Our Commitment to DEAI
The Everson Museum of Art is committed to a holistic approach to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion practices within our organization.

We put this commitment into action by:

Acquiring and displaying works of art that are representative of the diverse communities we serve.

Removing barriers to accessing art and providing equitable points of entry and participation for all patrons and artists.

Providing inclusive platforms for artists to exhibit their work and tell their stories.

Ensuring that the visitor experience within our building is accessible to individuals of all abilities.

Presenting and operating our building and grounds as a community space where all people are welcome, represented, and seen.

Implementing a zero-tolerance policy for individuals within our organization, and among our partners and patrons, for any disenfranchising or discriminatory behaviors.

About the Everson
When the Everson Museum of Art opened its present quarters in 1968, it was dubbed “a work of art for works of art.” As the first museum designed by internationally acclaimed architect I.M. Pei, the Everson’s design has been credited with launching Pei’s world-famous career and putting the Museum at the forefront of contemporary architecture. Today, the Everson has assumed a vital role in the reinvigoration of downtown Syracuse through artistic programs designed to maximize community involvement.

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

$14 – Adults
$10 – Seniors (65+), Students
$2 – with EBT card
$5 – Children 6-12
FREE – Everson Members,
Children 5 and under,
Military (w/ID)

Pay-What-You-Wish Admission
Every Wednesday
and Third Thursdays

Cover image:
Janet Biggs © Katja Aglert

Elizabeth Dunbar
Director and CEO

Sarah Anson-Ordon
Grant Writer

Liz Bilbo
Social Media Coordinator

Steffi Chappell
Curator & Exhibition Manager

Adam Clifford
Operations Manager

Karen Convertino

Garth Johnson
Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan
Curator of Ceramics

Justice Knapp
Gallery Attendant

Feriance Lanier
Gallery Attendant

John Leeper
Museum Technician

Amanda Liberati
Director of Finance

Jeff Macharyas
Director of Communications

Shari Merten
Learning & Engagement Coordinator

Olivia Misciagna
Gallery Attendant

Jennifer Neuner
Deputy Director

Natalie Rieth
Administrative Assistant

Gina Stankivitz
Assistant Registrar

RJ Sturgess

Allen Tallman
Gallery Attendant

Walter Tapley
Safety & Security Officer

Missael Villanueva
Gallery Attendant

Elyse Whalen
Gallery Attendant

Karen Williams
Museum Shop Manager

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