Everson Museum of Art

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The Everson Museum of Art has the distinction of being the first museum commission for world renowned architect I.M. Pei.  He died Thursday in New York City at age 102.  WAER News sat down with museum Director  and CEO Elizabeth Dunbar and Dean of the Syracuse University School of Architecture Michael Speaks to recall what Pei hoped to accomplish with the Everson’s design when it opened in 1968.

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The latest Downtown Progress Breakfast gave Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh an opportunity to highlight educational and economic projects he says can help transform the city in the future. 


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This might be a good weekend to stop by the Everson Museum to catch parts of an outgoing exhibit and the installation of a new one.  “Seen and Heard” runs through Sunday, and curator of arts and programs DJ Hellerman says the exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of passage of women’s suffrage in New York.

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 A large part of the Everson museum has been set aside for the next couple weeks to display the art of those who might have no other way to express themselves.  The “Unique” exhibit and magazine  are the result of a partnership between Arise, the museum and several sponsors.   Artists of differing abilities submitted more than 180 pieces of art from a six county region.  One of them was Michael Simmons of Watertown.  

This was Simmons' second entry to Unique.  He prefers the process used by some of the masters.  

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Taking a trip back to look at video game technology is a few clicks away at the Everson Museum in Syracuse.  A traveling exhibit is bringing back some old favorites.  WAER’s Resident Gamer, John Smith reports.


Everson Museum Lights Up Holiday Fundraiser

Dec 5, 2013
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The Festival of Trees began at the Everson Museum of Art on Friday, kicking of the event that’s become a holiday tradition for 28 years running.