Syracuse University Magazine

The View


Ceramics professor Margie Hughto explores elements of the natural world in a solo exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. Margie Hughto: A Fired Landscape is her first site-specific museum installation and is on display through January 12. The richly colored wall relief, titled Setting Sun, spans 50 feet and offers Hughto’s unique impressions of native ferns, marine life, and fossils. Another of Hughto’s important works, Trade, Treasure, and Travel, a panorama of 12 interconnected ceramic murals, was reinstalled at the Cortlandt Street MTA subway station in New York City this fall, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Originally installed in 1998 at the station, two levels below the World Trade Center, the murals survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks intact, but were damaged during reconstruction at the station. Following intricate restoration work, the murals were returned to the station, where they serve as a reminder of the city’s resilience and recovery.  

Photo courtesy of Sean Hughto