On the Move: Images of Travel from Everson Musuem of Art and Syracuse University Collections
February 1 – May 25, 2008
As a result of technological advancement and the human desire to explore and secure resources, travel has become a primary force in shaping contemporary life and global history. In today’s world, travel has become a normal part of everyday life. In fact, tourism and travel now drive several of the world’s largest economic sectors.
On the Move displays a wide range of objects focusing on travel as a universal experience from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Featuring objects from the Everson Museum and the multiple collections of Syracuse University, the exhibition highlights dreams of idyllic travel as well as the harsher realities of getting from one place to another.
On the Move has been organized by Syracuse University students in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies, in the Masters in Fine Arts program and the History of Art program who are under the curatorial guidance of Professors Edward Aiken and Judith Meighan in collaboration with the Everson. The exhibition includes works from the Everson Museum of Art, the Syracuse University Art Collections, Light Work, and the Special Collections Research Center of Syracuse University Library. On the Move is supported, in part, by a grant awarded by the College of Visual and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Committee.