About the Collection

The Everson is a museum of firsts. It was the first museum to dedicate itself to the collection of American art, to create a permanent collection of ceramics, to collect video art, to create a docent program and to hire the now internationally-known architect I.M. Pei to design its building, a sculptural work of art in its own right.

The Everson is home to approximately 11,000 works of art: American paintings, sculpture, drawings, video, graphics and one of the largest holdings of international ceramics in the nation. Featuring more than 6,000 objects, the ceramics collection is at the core of the museum’s permanent collection.

“Tea Temple Teapot”, 1998, and “English Delftware: A Collection of Blue Dash Chargers”, 2016, were acquired by the Everson Museum of Art in 2018, as part of a major gift by the Kohler Foundation. The pieces were selected for their correlation with the museum’s core collection of ceramics.

The Everson Museum of Art is located in Syracuse, NY.