An official Path Through History Site! The Everson Museum building is a sculptural work of art in its own right designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei. The Everson opened in its current location. The Everson was the first U.S. museum to support the mission to collect only American art. The permanent collection is comprised largely of paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphics that date from Colonial times to the present and include many fine examples of Central New York arts and crafts artifacts. Within its walls, Everson houses roughly 11,000 pieces of art and one of the largest holdings of American ceramics in the nation.