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.
March 23 – June 15, 2014
Jasper Johns at work in his print studio
Jasper Johns and John Lund: Masters in the Print StudioIn the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
During the late 1950’s, Jasper Johns emerged as a force on the American art scene, laying the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism. Johns’s earlier work focused on familiar, concrete elements in American popular culture – notably flags, targets, maps, numbers, and letters. The KMA exhibition will take a special look at Johns’s fine art prints created with master printer John Lund over the past thirty years. These works are more personal and intimate than Johns’s earlier art. They involve memories of childhood and include simple silhouettes of youth, often layered with familiar motifs from his earlier works. Your students will enjoy finding Johns’s unique imagery in the prints. The exhibition will also demystify the printmaking process with the inclusion of artist’s proofs, printing plates, and photographs. In the Learning Center, students will be invited to think like artists and transform familiar symbols using a printmaking process.
|Rosemary Wells, Emily’s First 100 Days of School, © 2000, Hyperion Books for Children, New York, written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells|
The Art of Rosemary Wells: Picture Book Covers and Characters
In the Learning Center
Max, Ruby, Emily, and Yoko – Rosemary Wells’s unforgettable characters have been childhood favorites for generations. But there is more to a book than its characters. Striking covers are worth a close second look for they set the stage and give young readers clues about the story that unfolds inside. Join us in the Learning Center as we explore the special magic that makes Rosemary’s picture books family treasures.