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Everson Museum of Art Syracuse

Where is it at?

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Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse
NY
13202
Tel: 315-474-6064

Where are we going today?

There is so much to learn and discover when it comes to art - it comes in all forms and can be found all across the world! If you're in Syracuse and want to delve into the world of art, then check out the Everson Museum of Art. They have drawings, sculpture, pantings and graphics, and even ceramics, and their 11,000 pieces all have one thing in common: they are all American.

The Everson Museum of Art was actually the first museum to ever devote it's entire collection to American art. It's because of this, that kids can really get an understanding of how incredible American art is, and it also allows the museum to have direct encounters with the artists themselves.

The museum not only have rotating exhibitions (so you can always see something new!), but they have their permanent collection too. This way, if you have favorites, you can go back to see them too!

The permanent collection has around 11,000 objects, with paintings being the primary collection. If you have younger kids, they can still enjoy the colors on all the art work, and it's a great way to get them talking about what they like and don't like about it!

It's also a great way for kids to understand that art isn't just about paintings - it can be anything as long as they are expressing themselves! 

The Everson Museum of Art has Decorative arts, as well as works on paper from the 19th and 20th centuries, and even photos and videos.

Did you think videos could be art? Yep! 

So get ready for the kids to be inspired and feel creative - and you never know, you might have a little Banksy in the family and not realize it yet!

Creativity time in Syracuse! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsSuggested donation $5
  • ChildrenSame as adult
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Noon - 5pm Sun, Wed & Fri / Noon - 8pm Thurs / 10am - 5pm Sat.

All year round, but closed Mondays, Tuesdays, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year

Teachers corner

Private docent-led tours are available Wed, Thurs and Fri from 9am - noon. Afternoons are available on a limited basis. Give them a call to arrange something for your students! .

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places to enjoy some food in Syracuse before you head to the museum! .

Any Top Tips?

If you love visiting, check out membership - you get great discounts!.

Doing our bit

The museum are dedicated in preserving these amazing artworks, and displaying them for visitors to learn about.

Need a little extra help?

The museum is accessible to all, including wheelchair users. If you have special needs, call the office prior to make arrangements. .

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Shop is filled with ceramics, art books, and art-orientated items for kids. .

More information

Tickets are required for special exhibitions .

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    I was there on a fourth grade field trip & I loved it!

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    Very small and sparse. This museum took us only 15 minutes to go through. I think we spent the most time in an installation about Farside-esque comics. What do you expect for $5 donation? I was more interested in the Erie Canal Museum.

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    Large building, but where's the art? I remember going to this museum years ago when we lived in Syracuse before. I will admit that their ceramics collection is excellent but beyond that...the only word I can think of is pathetic. I am from Maine and the Portland Art Museum is so far superior to the Everson that it does not even bear discussion.

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