Everson Museum

Syracuse, NY

The @eversonmuseum Building in Syracuse, NY was designed by famed architect I.M. Pei and completed in 1968. I.M. Pei also designed the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, developed the SUNY Fredonia campus master plan and the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.

The building itself is a work of art and was designed to challenge the traditional notion of a museum space. It was also designed to provide access from all sides of the building and is an impressive structure consisting of four solid structures that surround an atrium with a staircase to the upper levels. Throughout the building, the concrete structure presents long, thin windows, which play with light and focus it on key spaces.

During our visit, we were able to see the “Off the Rack” and “Pick and Mix” displays. The installations were created to display art as the museum renovated and improved its archival systems. The result is an astounding showcase of art from floor to ceiling that almost overwhelms your senses. Photos do not do it justice. You really must be in the galleries to see and experience the art.



401 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202


Location: Syracuse, NY
Coordinates: 43.04472135, -76.14674177538066