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.  


July 19 - October 11, 2015

Inside the Outside: Self-Taught Art from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection A focused look at five self-taught artists – James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor, and Willie Young – this exhibition considers the contributions of artists whose art grows from internal inspiration rather than a background of formal training, resulting in astoundingly open and imaginative bodies of work. From the stark figurative silhouettes of Bill Traylor to the dense and colorful compositions of Nellie Mae Rowe, the works in the exhibition exemplify the deep and profound expression of a personal vision that perseveres over a lifetime of work.

October 25, 2015 - January 24, 2016SupraEnvironmental 

Contemporary artists imaginatively incorporate elements from the natural world and man-made environments, using them as materials of transformation. From truck tires and soil samples to car engines and plastic packaging, the artists sculpt, transform, and relocate their objects, inviting students to re-examine the narratives and values of the substances found in our everyday lives. 


February 7 - 21, 2016Young Artists 2016

Young Artists will run for two weeks in 2016! Member high schools are invited to participate in this annual exhibition program that showcases the extraordinary talents of senior students.



March 6 - June 19, 2016AnimalityOur deep connection with the animal world extends into the imaginations of contemporary artists as they take on animals – animal homes, animal lives, animal movements, and animal faces. See what these artists imagine; consider the histories, narratives, and ideas; compare a variety of artistic media, techniques, and approaches.



For information or to book a tour, please contact: education@katonahmuseum.org; 914-232-9555, ext. 2985.