THE READER: PAINTINGS BY TRAVIS PRINCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.