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Date(s) - 02/14/2013 - 02/24/2013
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Museum and Art Events during Winterfest

THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MOST*) – 500 South Franklin Street, Open: Wed. – Sun. 10 am – 5 pm with extended Saturday evening IMAX hours.  Also Mon. and Tues. during school break weeks.  New and return visitors will delight in the Science Playhouse, Technotown, Planetarium, and Earth Science Discovery Cave. Life Sciences features a walk through the human heart, and large replicas of the human brain and eye. On Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays, the Silverman Planetarium features “Zoo in the Sky” at 11:15 am for children under 8 years and “Winter Skies” at 3:15. IMAX movies change frequently, but currently include Mysteries of the Great Lakes, Puss in Boots, Born to be Wild, and Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol. For IMAX information call 473-IMAX, for museum information call 425-9068 or check website

ERIE CANAL MUSEUM – Heritage Area Visitor’s Center, 318 Erie Blvd. East at Montgomery Street, Open Mon. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm.  Guided tours available by appointment.  Admission is free, donations accepted & appreciated.  Ongoing: Interactive experience where visitors use a touch-screen to play the role of assistant weighmaster and learn to weigh boats, assess the correct tolls and virtually steer the boat into the Weighlock Building.  Info: (315)471-0593 or

EVERSON MUSEUM of Art – 401 Harrison Street, Gallery Hours: Closed Mondays, Sun. & Tues. – Fri., Noon – 5 pm; Sat., 10 am – 5 pm.  Admission is free with a suggested $5.00 donation.  The museum seeks to inspire, educate and enrich, integrating art into people’s lives through direct encounters with its collections and exhibitions. Special Exhibit: “American Moderns, 1910-1960: O’Keeffe to Rockwell”; begins Sat. February 16th.  Exploring a wide variety of American art from the first half of the twentieth century, the exhibition consists of fifty-one paintings and four sculptures by such prominent artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis and Arthur Dove.  20th-Century American Art from the Permanent Collection presenting paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Milton Avery, Charles Burchfield, Eldzier Cortor, Reginald Marsh, Grandma Moses, and John Marin, among others will compliment the “American Moderns”.  Permanent Collection: Nearly 700 examples of American paintings that span two centuries, with a particular concentration of landscapes of New York State by New York State artists, the American Art Pottery collection, sculpture, art videos, photography, works on paper, and decorative art objects including furniture, with items made by Gustav Stickley and other area artisans active in the production of Arts and Crafts artifacts.  Urban Video Project is a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University in collaboration with Everson Museum of Art. The project operates electronic exhibition sites along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, NY at Syracuse Stage and the Everson Museum of Art.  Current Exhibit: In Court (Basketball) by Yvonne Buchanan at the Everson through March 30th.  Also: Youth art classes, the Children’s Interactive Gallery, and Museum Café: Open daily (except Mon.) Noon – 2:30pm.

ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Research Center (OHA) – 311 Montgomery Street, Syracuse. Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10am – 4pm, Sat. – Sun. 11am – 4pm., suggested $3 donation for non-members.  The Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center plays a vital role in preserving the written, oral and material history of Onondaga County. As the oldest historical agency in Onondaga County, OHA is dedicated to collecting artifacts and information that document and perpetuate our community’s heritage.  Engaging photos, paintings, maps and rare artifacts provide a fascinating exploration through 300 years of history.  Temporary Exhibits: “Toys From the Collection” – Featuring the bookshelf, counter, calliope, and international doll collection from “The Magic Toy Shop,” Syracuse’s local children’s TV show from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Also see hand-carved trains and boats, Punch & Judy marionettes, Victorian dolls, 1950’s board games, and many other vintage toys.  “Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, 1850 – 1930” – Over 2,000 stereographs of Onondaga County and beyond, gradually amassed by the museum and  never before exhibited.   Historic viewing devices, books, and related 3-D ephemera round out the exhibit.   Love and Marriage (in collaboration with Syracuse Opera & its upcoming production of “The Marriage of Figaro”) features items from OHA’s collection of a wedding nature, including wedding dresses, invitations, and even a piece of anniversary cake from 1896.  Ongoing exhibits: Onondaga County: The Heart of New York consists of five major theme areas: Birth of a County, Power of the People, Crossroads of New York, Architecturally Speaking, and Making A Living.  For more info:

ARTRAGE GALLERY – 505 Hawley Ave.  The ArtRage mission is to exhibit progressive art that inspires resistance and promotes social awareness, challenges preconceptions and encourages cultural change.  The goal is to provide visitors with an experience that encourages the breakdown of boundaries.   Current exhibit – “SIGNIFICANT SOULS” through March 9th; Utica-native Patrick Fiore has created a series of paintings inspired by Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States 1492 – Present” drawing attention to the history of our nation and the heroes of dissent missing from the pages of the textbooks.  ArtRage will exhibit all 34 of his original paintings and the Gage Foundation will unveil 4 prints from the collection.  HOURS: W,Th, F 2-7pm and Sat. 12-4pm. Donations kindly accepted.  (315) 218-5711,
ArtRage Gallery. 505 Hawley Ave. Wed.-Fri. 2-7 p.m., Sat. noon-4 p.m. 218-5711. Through March 9: Significant Souls, paintings of social struggle by Utica native Patrick Fiore; co-presented by the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.

COMMUNITY FOLK ART CENTER – 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse.
Stone Canoe Annual Art Exhibition – through Sat., Feb. 23rd.  The art exhibition will open in tandem with the launch of the 2013 issue of the Stone Canoe journal, and will feature the work of 29 artists with connections to the Upstate New York region. Gallery hours: Tues. – Fri. 10am – 5pm, Sat. 11am – 5pm.  More info: 315-442-2230

THE ATRIUM – 2 Clinton Square. Mon.- Fri. 8am – 5pm.  (315)423-1209

BALTIMORE WOODS NATURE CENTER’S WEEKS ART GALLERY – 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Mon. – Fri. 9am – 4pm, Sat. 10am -4pm.  (315)673-1350. Through Feb. 28th : Sacred Paradox, photographs of Onondaga Lake and its tributaries by Willson Cummer.

CNY ARTIST GALLERY – Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Mon. – Sat. 10am – 9pm, Sun. 11am – 6pm.  (315)391-5115. Ongoing: “The Latest Show on Earth”, works by Richard Williams, Elizabeth Andrews, John McGrath, Jeff Davies and more.

LIGHT WORK GALLERY/COMMUNITY DARKROOMS – Robert Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University campus. Light Work: Sun. – Fri. 10am – 6pm or by appointment. Community Darkrooms: Sun. & Mon. 10am – 10pm, Tues. – Fri. 10am – 6pm.  (315)443-1300. Through Feb. 15th: 2012 Light Work Grants, Dennis Krukowski, Tice Lerner and Sayler/Morris display their art. Through March 15th: “Kontinuum”, large-format prints of transitional urban synergies by Hungarian artist Adam Magyar.

LIVERPOOL ART CENTER – 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool. Tues. 10am – 1pm, Wed. & Thurs. 10am – 1pm, 4pm – 8:30pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am – 1pm, and by appointment.   (315)234-9333.

PASTABILITIES RESTAURANT – 317 S. Franklin St. Mon. – Fri. 11:30am – 2:30pm; Mon. – Thurs. 5pm – 10pm, Fri. & Sat. 5pm – 11pm, Sun. 5pm – 10pm.  (315)474-1153. Through Feb. 18th: Joseph Sheedy’s photography from local and international locations, including Skaneateles, Yorkshire, England, the Philippines and more, all available for purchase.

THE REDHOUSE – Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery, 201 S. West St.  Wed. – Sat. 7:30am – 10pm, Sun. 1pm – 5pm.  (315)425-0405. Through March 28th: “Within”, resin sculpture works by Arlene Abend explores women and the dichotomy between their inner and outer personas.

SCULPTURE CULTURE STUDIO GALLERY – 522 Hawley Ave. Mon. – Fri. 11am – 4pm, Sat. 1 – 4pm.   (315)314-6912 or (517) 927-7231.

SPARKT TOWN RESTAURANT – 324 Burnet Ave. Mon. – Thurs. 11am – 8pm, Fri. 11am – 9pm, Sat. 10am – 9pm, Sun. 10am – 1pm. (315)422-8401. Through March 2nd: “Goddesses: Text to Textiles”, quilt art by Carol Boyer.

SUNY OSWEGO METRO CENTER – The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square. Tues. – Thurs. 9am – 8pm, Fri. 9am – 4pm.  (315)399-4100. Through March 1st: “Everything is Illustrated IV”, works by SUNY Oswego emerging illustrators Julia Baldovin, Rachel Brennan, Rob Engwer, Alexandria Hough, Trish Steinberg and Nathan Valeska.