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Date(s) - 02/16/2017 - 02/26/2017
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Museum and Art Events during Winterfest

THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MOST*) – 500 South Franklin St., Open: Wed. – Sun. 10 am – 5 pm with extended Saturday evening IMAX hours. 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, Space Dock & Gallery, Science Playhouse and Technotown. Admission is free for members and costs $12 per adult and $10 per child ages 2-11 and senior 65 years or older. On Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays, the Silverman Planetarium features “Zoo in the Sky” at 11:15am for children under 8 years and “Seasonal Sky” at 3:15pm. For current IMAX movies and 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 Street, Open Mon. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm. Guided tours available by appointment. Admission to the Museum is by donation; a $5.00 suggested donation is greatly appreciated. Committed to preserving the only existing weighlock building in the United States, the Erie Canal Museum collects and conserves Canal material, champions an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming and promotes an awareness of the Canal’s transforming effects on the past, present and future. 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 $5 per person, suggested donation. The museum seeks to inspire, educate and enrich, integrating art into people’s lives through direct encounters with its collections and exhibitions. Temporary Exhibits throughout February: Salt City Abstraction: features modern and contemporary abstract artists from the Everson’s collection that have lived and worked in Central New York, including Juan Cruz, Robert De Niro Sr., Darryl Hughto, Margie Hughto, James Ridlon, Susan Roth, and many others;
From the Earth: Contemporary Haudenosaunee Clay and Stone: features the work of five contemporary Haudenosaunee artists represented in the Everson’s collection, Tom Huff, Ada Jacques, Peter B. Jones, Tammy Tarbell-Boehning, and Steve Smith, all of whom draw upon their cultural heritage and blend traditional artistic methods with modern techniques; A Century of Collecting: 100 Years of Ceramics at the Everson: From the initial purchase of 32 works in 1916 by distinguished Arts & Crafts potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau, the Everson has amassed a premier collection of more than 5000 ceramic pieces, dating from ancient times to the present day. This exhibition presents a survey of works made by key figures in modern and contemporary studio ceramics, tracing the Everson’s role as a driving force in shaping attitudes about ceramics as a fine art medium; The Creatures Among Us: celebrates our enduring fascination with animals by presenting a selection of diverse works drawn from the Everson’s collection; Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective: charts Tomlin’s development from art nouveau illustrations of the 1920s to large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings of the 1950s. The exhibition explores his formative years in Syracuse, early patronage by Condé Nast, and the important role played by the Woodstock art colony; Vanessa German:de.structive, dis.tillation: Vanessa German uses paint, mixed media, sculpture, and performance to directly confront racism and violence in today’s society; More Real, More a Dream: Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of abstract works from the 20th century to explore the wide variety of formal and compositional decisions artists make. Permanent Collection: Encompasses approximately 11,000 objects, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture and videos. Although the collection has changed and 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 Café: 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 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: SNOWY SPLENDOR: WINTER SCENES IN ONONDAGA COUNTY (through Spring 2017): features oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, photographs, and pastel drawings of winter scenes of Onondaga County from local artists and photographers. The scenes include downtown Syracuse, parks, rural vistas, and woodland settings. The imagery also is varied; sometimes stark, sometimes colorful, yet all evocative of a season we love and hate. A Place For All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture (through April 2017): a commemorative exhibit celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum; based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. The famous Frederick Douglass daguerreotype will be returning from the University of Rochester to be featured in the exhibit. Our curators are combing through the collections and archives to highlight the influence of Frederick Douglass on CNY region. Downton Comes Downtown: What the Fashionable Wore in Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930 (through August 2017): 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 from OHA’s collection.
Syracuse Snapshots: A look at Style, Sound and Innovation: curated by students from the Institute of Technology from the Syracuse City School District; highlights just barely scratch the surface of Syracuse’s accomplishments and cultural development as it relates to national trends in fashion, sports clothing and music, as well as technological achievements. Syracuse is the birth place of many inventions such as the Stearns Bicycle, L.C Smith typewriter, the shot clock, synthetic penicillin, and the Brannock device. Syracuse has maintained a thriving fashion scene over the years hosting annual fashion shows such as the Ebony Fashion Fair and WHEN-TV fashion luncheon, dating back to the 1950s. Syracuse is also an exceptional musical hub, hosting some of the longest running music festivals in the Northeastern U.S., as well as a diverse music scene of musicians and genres. 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. For more 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 and social change. UNWRAPPING VANESSA: Fiber Memory Art (through March 25th): highlights a new body of work by Syracuse fiber artist and storyteller Vanessa Johnson, that honors the voices of women and girls who continue to influence the artist’s life, and speaks to her own transnational experience through the women who inspire her. 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.

ANN FELTON MULTICULTURAL CENTER – Onondaga Community College 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. For more info: (315)498-ARTS (2787) or