The Everson Museum, via the Kottler endowment, has recently added Dirk Staschke's Vanitas Vase Number 5 to their permanent collection. The Everson's permanent collection primarily focuses on American modern and contemporary art and encompasses approximately 11,000 works, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, videos, photographs, works on paper, and decorative arts. Core collections include ceramics and video art.
Dirk Staschke first visited the Everson in the mid-nineties as a graduate student and is honored to now be a part of the very collection he has long admired.
Originally opening in 1897 as the Syracuse Museum of Fine Art, the Everson is a museum of firsts. It was the first museum to dedicate itself to the collection of American art, to create a permanent collection of ceramics, to collect video art, to create a docent program and to hire the now internationally-known architect I.M. Pei to design its building, a sculptural work of art in its own right. The Everson is home to approximately 11,000 works of art: American paintings, sculpture, drawings, video, graphics and one of the largest holdings of international ceramics in the nation.