Dirk Staschke, Vanitas Vase Number 5, Ceramic, 16x11x11, 2018
We are honored to have “Vanitas vase number 5” by artist DIRK STASCHKE taken into the collection of the Everson Museum.
“Being a studio artist isn’t easy. I used to tell my students, “If you can do anything else, do it.” For thirty-one years everything else has been secondary to my artistic practice, except my family. Covid created my first real “break” from making. On occasion, in times of reflection, I have wondered what if I had done something else? In all those years there are rare moments of true affirmation.“
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.
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