Queer & Here, May 31 – June 17, 2019
Queer & Here seeks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of riots that served as major catalyst for the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement in the United States. Pride Month has since taken off as a point of celebration in queer identity and a reminder that the fight for equality continues to this day. As tribute to Pride Month, Queer NEPA and the Everhart Museum will be co-hosting an exhibition showcasing art by ten local LBGTQ creatives.
Art of Nature, April 18 – May 20, 2019
Discover an array of stunning floral paintings and prints and even some pressed botanicals from the Everhart’s Herbarium. Dozens of work from the Everhart’s collection will be on display to celebrate spring’s arrival.
OurSELF, February 1 – April 29, 2019
OurSELF is a site-specific visual exhibition created by Scranton’s Pop Up Studio that seeks to create empathy and open dialogue about mental health through a thoughtful, interactive, art installation. The viewer is taken on a journey through a series of emotional and sensory experiences. Visitors are invited to move through each gallery and allow the installation to challenge their understanding of their environment and their ability to control it.
Exhibition and programming sponsors include:
Everhart Museum, Frieder Foundation, the Kiser Family, Lackawanna County, Moses Taylor Foundation, Pennsylvania Council of The Arts, the Pettinato Family, and Posture Interactive.
HerSELF: Through the Eyes of Amy Kiser, February 1 – April 29, 2019
Amy Kiser found her voice as an artist and a survivor through a series of paintings and lithographic prints. Kiser’s work is reflective of powerful and traumatic life experiences which she conveyed through the use of color washes and line work that create overlapping layers onto her subject matter. The result is often haunting. These emotional depictions, most often of women and animals, were a source of power for Kiser and offer us insight into HerSELF.
Preserved: Traditions of the Andes, March 9 – April 7, 2019 (Weekends only)
For a short time only, the Everhart will explore the traditions of ancient Andean culture. Textiles, pottery, and other South American artifacts from the Museum’s collection will be used to discuss the science of preservation and how artifacts like these have found their way to the Everhart. This exhibition will allow you to see how Andean traditions have evolved and how some practices are continued today by living indigenous communities.
This exhibition was underwritten by:
September 28 – December 31, 2018
Called a Neo-Expressionist, Hunt Slonem combines Abstract Expressionist techniques with mysticism and is best known for his paintings of tropical birds and bunnies. He uses an abstract platform for his traditional subject matter, developed with gestured brushwork and bold Warholesque repetitive compositions. This exhibition highlights a series of works that were created early in his career and informed by his time spent in Cholula, Mexico while attending the Universidad de las Americas. The vibrant large-scale paintings produced between 1978 – 1986 are a reflection of the time spent exploring ancient Aztec archeological sites.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Considered one of the great colorists of his time. Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. An accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes, Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.
AMERICAN VISIONARY: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times
October 5 – December 31, 2018
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives. The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as indelible evidence of John Kennedy’s personal charisma and political accomplishments.
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times is presented by the Everhart Museum and Wiener Schiller Productions in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by the Governance Institute and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. Additional support provided by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Getty Images.
This exhibition was underwritten by:
Kathleen Elliot, May 25, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Kathleen Elliot creates intricate plant-inspired plant sculptures, such as imaginary botanicals of flameworked glass. Leaves, fruit, seed pods and flowers are reimagined in new varieties of organic life. Natural forms appear in unexpected colors and in fantastic, new combinations. Through this process, the vocabulary of observed botany becomes a vehicle for personal expression. Exhibition organized by Katharine T. Carter & Associates.
New Frontiers, May 28, 2018 – September 3, 2018
In coordination with the 8th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron, the Everhart is pleased to present New Frontiers.
Considering the conference theme, “Post Industrial Iron: Divergence, Dialog, and New Directions”, this juried exhibition emphasizes the idea of time, travel, movement, place, space, and connections. Featuring work by Kevin Dartt, Naomi Campbell, Frank DePalma, Alex Grabiec, Paul Higham, Stacey Holloway, Rian Kerrane, Lauren Koch, Coral Penelope Lambert, William Prtune, Andre Rubin, Woody Stauffer, and Michael Richard Thron.
MAKING FACES: Portraits by John Kascht, February 2 – May 7, 2018
MAKING FACES is a retrospective of drawings and paintings by caricature artist John Kascht, whose irreverent work turns the leisurely pastime of people-watching into an Xtreme sport. Over a 30 year career as an illustrator, Kascht has created work for album covers, theater posters, gallery collections, and most major publications. MAKING FACES features portraits of historical and contemporary notables, and includes subjects of interest to political junkies, moviegoers, music lovers, history buffs, artists and even people who hate art shows. In addition to entertainment, the show delivers thought-provoking glimpses into the serious intent behind the funny pictures. Visitors to the show are sure to leave smiling and it’s likely they won’t look at faces – or the mirror – the same way again.