February 2–February 26

The Gold Key Award Exhibition showcases the work of all Gold Key Award recipients for the entire Northeastern PA Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. The Awards are an annual juried multimedia art contest for students Grades 7–12 that have been facilitated by the Everhart since 2018. Gold Key Awards go to students who demonstrate exemplary ability in their disciplines.

For more info and a list of winners, click here.


October 1–December 31, 2022

Merging painting and literature, The Reader: Paintings by Travis Prince presents viewers with images of African Americans reading works by African Americans. Depictions of books by authors such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Frederick Douglass being read by people in everyday contexts invite viewers to contemplate the social and political issues of race throughout America’s history into the present.

Included in the series “The Reader” are 11 works by Travis Prince, which are presented in this exhibition alongside readable copies of the books portrayed within. It is the hope of the artist that The Reader sparks meaningful conversations on ways to fill gaps in our knowledge and conceive of new strategies to forge an inclusive and harmonious future. 

Chancellor Williams by Travis Prince


Spring 2020–December 31, 2022

This special exhibition showcases reproductions of historic photographs of the Everhart Museum through the decades. The photographs depict how the Everhart’s building has changed over the decades as well as the many activities that have taken place within the Museum and on its grounds. Works are rotated in and out to showcase different parts of the Everhart’s history.

Meaningful Objects: Art and Artifacts from the Homes of the Everhart’s Board and Staff

February 18–June 5, 2022

Meaningful Objects, on view February 18 through June 5, showcases beautiful, eclectic and interesting objects from board and staff members that hold special sentimental value. Each piece, whether a practical everyday object or a work of art, is joined by a narrative text illuminating why it occupies a special place in the owner’s heart and mind. Through this exhibition, the community may better understand the people who drive the Everhart’s mission and what matters to them.

2022 Scholastic Gold Key Award Exhibition

February 3–February 27, 2022

The Everhart Museum is proud to facilitate the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Northeastern Pennsylvania region and host an exhibition highlighting the work of all Gold Key Award recipients from February 3 through February 27. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in Grades 7–12.

The program features art created by students living in Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.

Bold Independence: African American Quilts from the Collection of David Whaley

September 3, 2021–June 5, 2022

Bold Independence features quilts made during the second half of the 20th century by eleven African American women from Mississippi and Alabama. A number of the works are by the famous Gee’s Bend quilters and a majority were produced in the Black Belt region of Central Alabama.

Every Stitch Counts: Works from the Social Justice Sewing Academy

September 3–December 24, 2021

Developed by the Everhart Museum in conjunction with the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA), a national youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice, this exhibition features textiles created by either individual artists or collectives highlighting social justice issues that have affected the artists, their families, and their communities. The powerful images create unique narratives addressing issues such as racism, gun violence, education, immigration, and poverty.  The SJSA encourages young people to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change.

Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

June 19-August 15, 2021 | Maslow Galleries

This exhibition explores off-reservation boarding schools in its kaleidoscope of voices. Visitors will explore compelling photographs, artwork, interviews, interactive timelines, and immersive environments, including classroom and dormitory settings, illuminate first-person accounts. Experiences of gaining things useful and beautiful out of education, despite formidable, fifty-year agenda that mostly maligned Native American capabilities, call us closer; each trial, each turning of power seeded in human survival, strengthening Indigenous identity.

This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was adapted from the permanent exhibition, Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories, organized by The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lock & Key: Our Household Objects

February 6 – May 30, 2021

Featuring pieces from the Everhart’s permanent collection, Lock & Key: Our Household Objects will exhibit paintings, furniture, textiles, kitchen tools, and leisure items that represent what “home” means across different eras and cultures. The exhibition will examine what is put in places of importance in our homes and consider what otherwise mundane objects have significance due to their roles in our everyday lives. The displayed objects analyze questions like: How do societal expectations influence what we put in our personal spaces? How do the objects in our homes reflect our traditions and family history? Does the concept of “building a home” have a place in the 21st century?

Eyes on America

September 3, 2020–March, 2020*

Drawing on the strengths of the Everhart’s permanent collection, Eyes on America showcased traditional and unconventional symbols of America. The displayed artwork attempt to answer questions like: What does it mean to be American? How have Americans viewed themselves both historically and in present-day? Why have certain images or symbols become associated with American culture?

*Shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic

Forming The Maslow Collection: A Reflection on the New York City Art Scene in the ’80s and ’90s

February 7–March 2020*

The New York art scene of the 1980s and ‘90s, which was inspired by changing technologies, globalization, industry, and pop culture, continues to influence contemporary art. Featuring select pieces from The Maslow Collection, Forming the Maslow Collection, consists of art created within and reflective of this pivotal movement in art history.

*Shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic

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