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Date(s) - 02/15/2018 - 02/25/2018
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Museum and Art Events during Winterfest

St., Open: Wed. – Sun. 10am – 4pm. Also Mon. and Tues. during school break
weeks. Check website calendar for many special programs during school break
week. New and return visitors will delight in the Climbing Wall, Earth Science
Discovery Cave, Energy: Powering Our Future, Flight & Space, Life Sciences,
Paleo: The Story Of Life, Link Flight Trainer, Make & Build, Rothschild Apothecary
Shop, Toothpick World Space Dock & Gallery, Science Playhouse and Technotown.
Admission is free for members, non-members: $12 per adult, $10 per child ages
2-11 & seniors 65+. On Saturdays & Sundays, the Silverman Planetarium features
“Zoo in the Sky” at 11:15am (for children under 8 yrs.), “Our Solar System”
at 1:15pm and “Seasonal Sky” at 3:15pm (for ages 8+): this show changes
seasonally so be sure to check it out year-round. For IMAX movies (“A Beautiful
Planet”, “Under the Sea” & “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”) show times call 473-
IMAX; for museum information call 315-425-9068 or check website

ERIE CANAL MUSEUM – Heritage Area Visitor’s Center, 318 Erie Blvd. East at
Montgomery St., Open Mon. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm. Guided tours
available by appointment. Admission to the Museum is by donation; $5 suggested.
The museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the 1850 National Register
Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, and to telling
the incredible adventure story of the Erie Canal. Come aboard a full size replica
canal boat. Explore life in a canal town. Experience a part of history that played
an imperative role in the growth and development of the United States. Permenant
Exhibits: The Erie Canal Made New York, Weighlock Building Exhibits, Weigh
Chamber, Canal Town Life, Children’s Area, Murals, and Locktender’s Garden.
Thru May 5th, there’s a massive collection of early 20th century postcards on display,
showcasing small pieces of history that show beautiful images of New York
Canal sites, as well as those that tell fascinating stories about the Canal. Info:
315-471-0593 or

EVERSON MUSEUM of Art – 401 Harrison St., Gallery Hours: Closed Mondays &
Tuesdays, Sun., Wed. & Fri., Noon – 5pm; Thurs. Noon – 8pm; Sat., 10am – 5pm.
General admission is $8 per person, $6 seniors (65+) & students, Free 12 &
under and military with ID. Pay-What-You-Wish Admission: Every Wednesday The
museum seeks to inspire, educate & enrich, integrating art into people’s lives
through direct encounters with its collections and exhibitions. Temporary Exhibits
throughout February: FROM FUNK TO PUNK: LEFT COAST CERAMICS: surveys the
rich continuing history of California, Oregon, & Washington artists working in a
wide variety of aesthetics, scale, & conceptual styles; provides a survey of iconic
works from the museum’s collection beginning in the 1950s, to works created in
today’s dynamic cultural & artistic landscape; LOVE, PEACE AND SOUL: focuses
on the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, serving as a catalyst for African
American artists & musicians to express their voices in the mass media, as well
as in their communities; JEFF DONALDSON: DIG: the first museum retrospective
of American artist Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004), explores four decades of the
artist’s career, spanning from his activist roots in Chicago as a founding member
of the AfriCOBRA movement to his influence on future generations of artists as a
professor at Howard University. Donaldson’s work is a blend of energetic colors,
intricate patterns, & African iconography; EDIE FAKE: STRUCTURES SHIFT: Based
in Los Angeles, Edie Fake explores themes of gender, sexuality, & identity through
illustration, painting, & comic book design; FOCUS: A new exhibition series at
the Everson, FOCUS presents a few selected works from the Museum’s collection
in order to spark dialogue about how objects relate to one another across time,
medium, & subject matter; SHEILA PEPE: HOT MESS FORMALISM: Pepe has
constructed large-scale, ephemeral installations & sculpture made out of domestic
and industrial fibrous materials, often playing with feminist & craft traditions to
counter patriarchal notions of recognized or accepted forms of art making. PERMANENT
COLLECTION: Encompasses approximately 11,000 objects, including
paintings, ceramics, sculpture and videos. Although the collection has changed &
grown substantially over its 100+ year existence, the Everson’s current collection
continues to grow and has been steered by decisions made early in the museum’s
history. Also: Youth art classes, the Children’s Interactive Gallery, and Museum
Cafe: Open daily Noon – 2:30pm. Info: or 315-474 6064

ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Research Center (OHA) – 321 Montgomery
St., Syracuse. Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10am – 4pm, Sat. – Sun. 11am – 4pm.,
Closed Mon. & Tues.; suggested $3 donation for non-members. The 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:
2018): features oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, photographs, and pastel
drawings of winter scenes of Onondaga County from local artists and photographers;
scenes include downtown Syracuse, parks, rural vistas, & woodland
settings. The imagery also is varied; sometimes stark, sometimes colorful, yet all
evocative of a season we love and hate. DOWNTON COMES DOWNTOWN: WHAT
March 2018): Resembling the clothing styles portrayed in the critically acclaimed
PBS series, Downton Abbey, featuring men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
worn by citizens of Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930; exhibit is augmented
by fashion accessories such as hats, shoes, and purses as well as period furniture
ENCOUNTERS WORLD WAR I: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S.
entry into World War I, the OHA presents an exhibit on Onondaga County’s role
in the Great War, featuring photographs, posters, uniforms, gas masks, helmets
& other military accoutrements, war souvenirs, home-front conservation items,
letters, diaries, and other archival material and objects. The exhibit focuses on
the people, places, and events at home and abroad including military personnel
and units, the nurse corps, Camp Syracuse, food conservation, the Split Rock
munitions explosion, and the Spanish Influenza epidemic. The exhibit will run for
the equivalent duration of World War I, closing on November 11th, 2018. FROM

SYRACUSE & ONONDAGA COUNTY: The exhibit emphasizes the Jewish role in advancing
the social, religious, economic, and political fabric of Syracuse and Onondaga
County, in areas – Community, Business, Entertainment, and Athletics. Since
there is limited wall space to present the extensive story of the Jewish community,
the exhibit also offers three touch-screen computer-monitors to browse additional
images, text, and audio/visual interviews. HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: IMAGES BY
BRUCE HARVEY: (until April 2018) A new traveling exhibit of historic photography,
the exhibit features photographs taken by Syracuse native and architectural
historian Bruce Harvey of at risk historic sites throughout New York State that are
in danger of being lost to time. PERMANENT EXHIBITS: Freedom Bound: Syracuse
& the Underground Railroad and Syracuse China: Fired Forms of the American
Experience. The most extensive is Onondaga County: The Heart of New York which
consists of five major theme areas: Birth of a County, Power of the People, Crossroads
of New York, Architecturally Speaking, & Making A Living. As visitors leave
the exhibit a final panel, Writing the Next Chapter reminds visitors that history is
on-going and is created every day. Richard and Carolyn Wright Research Center
Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10am – 2pm, Sat 11am – 3:30pm, Closed Sun. – Tues. Info: or 315-428-1864.

ARTRAGE GALLERY – 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Wed. – Fri. 2pm – 7pm, Sat.
Noon – 4pm. The ArtRage vision for change is one that creates a community of
open-minded, tolerant individuals with an appreciation for the inclusion of art in
everyday life, offering the community an experience that encourages the breakdown
of boundaries so that people can see themselves in the work and then in
one another. Art can be the seed of a movement for cultural & social change.
WE ALL FALL DOWN: The Art of Donalee Peden Wesley (thru March 24): The
mixed-media drawings focus on the human/animal relationship & are a testament
to the plight of animals when forced to interact with humans. Encroachment, factory
farming, medical research, military experiments, fur industry, trophy hunters,
puppy mills & extinction are a few of the topics addressed. Peden Wesley chooses
not to show the horrific or to shock, but to address the issues & invite the viewer
to reflect, question & in turn help to resolve problems. Donations kindly accepted.
Info: (315)218-5711 or

SUArt GALLERIES – Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University Campus; Tue. –
Sun. 11am – 4:30pm, Thurs. 11am – 8pm, Closed Mondays

Campus. Mon. – Thurs. 11am – 4pm. Gallery located on the lower level of Storer
Auditorium adjacent to Ferrante Hall. A venue for local, regional & national art,
the gallery promotes the work of a diversity of peoples, media, & expressions and
serves as a learning environment supporting the college’s educational mission as
well as the culture of the community at large. Info: 315-498-ARTS (2787) or www.

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