Exhibitions at a Glance

Exhibitions at the Katonah Museum of Art range from realism to abstraction, from ancient artifacts to cutting edge contemporary, from oil painting to any other material artists employ.  Every few months the Museum is transformed. Within the school year this diverse schedule offers educators and students multiple opportunities to explore visual history and connect their Museum experience to classroom learning. In addition, every year an exhibition of student artwork is displayed throughout the Museum.  


Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition 

February 25 - June 17, 2018

Traditional Islamic art forms are the starting point for twenty-eight contemporary artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work is featured in this exhibition. Students will learn about Islamic artistic traditions including calligraphy, miniature painting, textiles, and mosaics, and explore connections between these art forms and themes of storytelling, identity, culture, and history.  Artists include Anila Agha, Fereydoun Ave, Ala Ebtekar, Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, and Shahzia Sikander.

Educator's Preview: Thursday, March 1, 4 - 6pm, Free. RSVP





Credit: Hassan Massoudy, Untitled ("O friend, don't go to the flower garden, the flower garden is within you." -Kabir, 16th c.), 2005, Ink and pigment on paper, 29 x 21 in. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NY