Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. (EST)

924-232-9555

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The Katonah Museum of Art, one of the most celebrated small museums in the country, was founded over 60 years ago by volunteers from local communities as an exhibition venue for fine arts. Nationally recognized, the KMA curates and hosts traveling shows, lectures, and workshops. At our Learning Center we work intimately with schools and art educators to serve audiences ranging from preschoolers to high school students. We also reach out to college students, adults, and local working artists. Throughout the year, we mount three major exhibitions, interlaced with smaller attractions, in our 10,000 square foot building designed by the late eminent architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes. Among a stand of magnificent Norwegian spruce trees, the Sculpture Garden provides refuge and visual pleasure. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, “artful” parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections.

Exhibits

The Edge Effect: International Juried Exhibition
June 30 - September 22, 2019
The Edge Effect describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and a forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. The Katonah Museum of Art recognizes that a museum creates a similar environment where works from artists with diverse backgrounds and locations are brought together to foster dialogue and spark creativity. Just as a border area is teeming with life, an exhibition can be a fertile place of ideas and images.

This exhibition includes works in all media and subject matter submitted by artists from all over the U.S. and 13 countries around the world. 67 works were chosen out of 957 submissions. Juried by Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Awards granted to the top three submissions.

Illustrated Animals in Conversation
In the Learning Center
June 30 - September 22, 2019
Original picture book art is on display in the Learning Center this summer, highlighting animal characters in conversation with each other and inspiring conversations with the viewer. A variety of styles are on view from books written and illustrated by Nick Bruel, Eric Carle, Carson Ellis, Jerry Pinkney, Giselle Potter, Marisabina Russo, and Mo Willems. Creative illustration and animal-inspired activities throughout the room will excite visitors of all ages.

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