Exhibitions are an essential component of the Everhart Museum. Permanent and Temporary galleries are located throughout the three-story building. Visitors are invited to explore the broad range of specimens, art objects, and ideas found on display.
RENOVATIONS ARE UNDERWAY TO THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES. DURING THIS PROCESS CERTAIN AREAS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE BUT KNOW THAT IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT IN THE END.
Linda Mitchell: Truth in Animals
October 6 – December 31, 2017
The Everhart invites viewer’s to enter a dream-like world of animals and mystery, created by artist Linda Mitchell, in the exhibit Truth In Animals. Ethereal in its oddness, Mitchell’s highly textured, brilliantly colored two-dimensional work is made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass and found objects. These works coalesce into intricate and surreal scenes, reflecting life’s emotional complexity, while her three-dimensional animal figures, made of fabric and Play-Doh, add a delightful whimsy to the viewer’s journey.
Throughout her work, Mitchell uses animal figures as surrogates for human beings and their emotional lives. Some of these figures speak directly to the child within and the vulnerable, delicate places hidden in everyone’s past. Others, particularly African animals, serve as emissaries from the ever-vanishing natural world.
August 17 – September 24, 2017
Everhart in the Field
The Everhart Museum first opened its doors in 1908 with a focus on natural history. Whenever possible, early museum staff encouraged the study of flora and fauna through observation in the field. To this end, the Everhart Museum and the Scranton Bird Club often joined together to sponsor birdwatching outings. A highlight of early Everhart excursions is undoubtedly the 1921 journey made by staff members to Panama to collect plant and animal specimens. These expeditions were sometimes documented in photos that have mostly gone unseen for 80 years – until now. Everhart in the Field offers a rare look at images documenting these nearly forgotten treks into forests, both local and international.