Exhibitions at a Glance

Exhibitions at the Katonah Museum of Art range from realism to abstraction, from ancient artifacts to cutting edge contemporary, from traditional painting to recycled plastics. Every few months the Museum is transformed. During 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.  


Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st CenturyOctober 21, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Marjorie Schick, Sprialing Over the Line, 2008

Discover the art of jewelry and ornamentation in this stunning exhibition of more than 50 works of art that explore the intersections between jewelry and sculpture; adornment and statement; personal expression and public perception. How do artistic forms of jewelry and ornamentation convey messages, communicate identities, and challenge preconceptions? Tours will investigate these questions as well as the unique and unexpected materials and techniques employed by the artists.


Educator's Preview:
Thursday, October 25, 4 - 6pm, Free.


Young Artists 2019February 10 – March 3

Open to all member High Schools, this annual exhibition of senior students' artwork gives aspiring artists an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition. With the guidance of professionals, the young artists organize, publicize, curate, and install their own exhibition. Contact the Education Department, 914-232-9555, ext. 2969 to find out how your school can participate.


Mark your calendars
Artwork drop off dates: M. 2/4 and T. 2/5
Opening reception: Sun. 2/10


LandEscape:  New Visions of the Landscape from the Early 20th and 21st Centuries

March 17 – June 16, 2019

This exhibition considers the genre of landscape when modern abstraction first emerged as well as its resurgence in the present.  On view are paintings by artists including Milton Avery, Marguerite Zorach, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and Helen Torr who transformed the traditional landscape into bold fields of color. Works by these iconic American painters are paired with contemporary artists including Jo Baer, Alex Katz, April Gornik, Judy Pfaff and Shara Hughes who have taken the modern landscape to new, surprising directions.


Educator's Preview:
Th. March 21, 4-6pm. FREE, please