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July 08, 2024
This Season at the Everhart Museum – Summer 2024
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Enjoy Expanded Summer Hours and New Exhibitions at the Everhart

Get ready for a summer of fun outdoor events, educational programs, exhibitions, and more at the Everhart Museum! This year, we’re offering special summer hours to give our community more opportunity to enjoy the exhibitions and galleries we have to offer, as we’ll be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Exhibitions

 

Jewish Art: Tradition & Transformation. Image courtesy of the Everhart Museum.

 

Opening July 18 to coincide with Nay Aug Park’s ever-popular Jewish Food Festival (July 28-31), Jewish Art: Tradition and Transformation, on view July 18 through October includes work by Jewish artists and work inspired by Judaism, organized in conjunction with prominent Jewish figures in the area. The exhibition delves into traditional and modern aspects of Jewish cultures, as well as showcases secular works by Jewish artists.

 

Peace, Love and Music. Image courtesy of the Everhart Museum.

 

August 14 sees the opening of Peace, Love, and Music, a special retrospective on the spirit of music in the 1960s, including the Woodstock Music Festival. This exhibition includes concert posters, photography, ephemera, and artifacts representing the musical voices and culture of the era, inviting visitors on a trip back to a groovy time in American history.

 

Universal Codes: Works by Daniel Martin Diaz. Image courtesy of the Everhart Museum.

 

To cap the summer slate of exhibitions in August, Universal Codes: Works by Daniel Martin Diaz features the work of the prominent Arizona-based artist, who pulls from an eclectic mix of influences including fantastical Mexican religious iconography, mystical votive offerings, the Early Netherlandish painters, Gothic ornamentation, arcane religious sigils and medallions, alchemy, and the symbolism of secret societies to create distinctive prints and paintings.

 

Purple Dahlia by Bruce Checefsky from Flowers, Forms and Fluctuations. Image courtesy of the Everhart Museum.

 

Currently on view are Northeastern Pennsylvania Coalfields: Preservation, Praise, Promise and Flowers, Forms, and Fluctuations: Abstract Photography by Bruce Checefsky. Open through November 17, Northeastern Pennsylvania Coalfields celebrates the reopening of Nay Aug Park’s Brooks Mine in 2023 by highlighting the rich coal heritage of the region through art; coal mining tools and wares; and geological objects. Flowers, Forms, and Fluctuations, on view through August 29, showcases the artist’s special artmaking technique utilizing a scanner to create distorted photographs of flowers.

 

Events

 

Light on Culture: Rhythms of West Africa. Image courtesy of the Everhart Museum.

 

On July 14, we invite the community to explore the music, oral traditions, and dance of West Africa with Maxwell Kofi Donkor and his apprentice Kenneth Meyer, joined by members of the Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble! During this lively event, Donkor and Meyer will perform in the Kpanlogo drumming tradition, as Meyer showcases the culmination of skills acquired during his time studying under Donkor through the PCA Folk Art Apprenticeship Program.

 

*Featured image (top) courtesy of the Everhart Museum.