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.
The Museum seeks to forge a deeper level of engagement with the community we serve. In doing so, part of the Everhart’s annual rotation of temporary exhibitions will be dedicated to highlighting the artistic ability and heritage of NEPA and the Commonwealth. Through collaborative partnerships with local organizations and utilizing the Everhart’s permanent collection, the Museum will dedicate gallery space to display these types of collaborative and community-based exhibitions.
THE MASLOW GALLERIES (SECOND FLOOR)
The Good News, May 17 – September 9, 2019
The Good News is an exhibition of spontaneous moments photographed by Zak Zavada in and around Scranton, Pennsylvania. Zak’s images encourage the audience to question their immediate assumptions about their everyday surroundings. Depending on the viewers’ perspective, some of the photographs may seem humorous or mundane, others more evocative in the stark reality that they highlight. They encourage reflection about the community that we live in; offering the opportunity to see the beauty in the everyday; to realize that within a modern world overrun with images that are scrolled past and never to be thought of again, there are quiet opportunities to ponder the sublime at every turn. Zak’s rich, editorial style combines a natural, photojournalistic approach with an artistic attention to detail, lighting, and composition. “The Good News” is a collection of curiosities often nearer to the viewer than they may have realized.
Paper, May 17 – September 9, 2019
A celebration of the Everhart’s vast works on paper collection, Paper, includes a carefully assembled selection, combining the exception with the everyday. The selected works will showcase a variety of prints and drawings that each celebrate the human form.
GALLERY 7 (FIRST FLOOR)
Another Way of Remembering, August 22 – December 31, 2019 (Gallery 7)
As part of a three-year research project with the Wesley Village campus of United Methodist Homes, Another Way of Remembering examines the collaborative art-making process untaken by Wesley Village residents, their caregivers, artists in residence, and community members. A select number of pieces from the Everhart’s permanent collection were chosen to be used as a springboard for inspiration and creative thinking exercises. This exhibit seeks to showcase the different ways that the Everhart’s collection has been reinterpreted as a means of evoking personal memories.
PERMANENT COLLECTION (SECOND FLOOR)
Museum collections have the power to inspire creativity, motivate artistic expression, and stimulate local pride. As a regional museum, the Everhart is committed to presenting works that celebrate the cultural patrimony and artistic history of our region, exposing them to a broader audience. Four galleries have been dedicated to this mission distinguishing the Everhart from other cultural institutions in the area. Works from the permanent collection, borrowed from other institutions and from living artists will be presented to offer a visual narrative of our region. The inaugural installations will include work by John Willard Raught, Frederic C. Knight, Hope Horn, and Dorflinger Glass.
After almost a year off-line the Main Gallery has reopened with a major redesign of its permanent collection. This installation represents the most extensive and comprehensive reexamination of the Museum’s collection in over ten years. The new interpretation showcases a wide range of media and is organized to highlight the continuum of making and the connection between artists and artworks despite cultural and time difference. Viewers are invited to explore the collection in new ways. You’ll see recognizable artists such as Ansel Adams, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso and Francisco Goya alongside African, American Folk, and Oriental art objects.