Everson Screens Film in Celebration of Black History Month

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Everson Museum of Art screens Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed? 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 in celebration of Black History Month. The film will be screened in the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson, 401 Harrison St. in Syracuse, and is free and open to the public.

Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed, produced by CBS News and hosted by Bill Cosby, was described as “Significant,” “Moving,” and “Devastating” when it aired on CBS in 1968. Featured segments spotlight the changing image of black Americans through film and TV clips ranging from The Birth of a Nation, to Amos ‘n’ Andy, to Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Freedom Day School in Philadelphia, where African-American children were taught about their heritage and racial identity; and some of America’s less familiar black heroes, including Daniel Hale Williams, the first doctor to perform open heart surgery in America.

Also on view at the Everson through April 11, Tim Scott: The Sixties – When Colour was Sculpture comprises 60s era monumental sculptures made of painted steel and colorful acrylic sheeting, alongside works from Scotts recent House of Clay series. Because of their dramatic scale, which requires large spaces to be viewed properly, these works have not been exhibited in decades.

In addition, the first installment of The Edge of Art: New York State Artist Series, Jen Pepper: that which cannot be held is on view through April 4 in the Robineau Gallery.

Tim Scott: The Sixties – When Colour was Sculpture is organized by David Mirvish, Toronto, Canada.

Media sponsorship for Tim Scott: The Sixties – When Colour was Sculpture is provided by NBC 3 WSTM, Syracuse New Times, and WRVO.

For more information, visit http://www.everson.orgor call (315) 474-6064.