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.

Bisa Butler: Portraits

Virtual tours offered through June 2021 Bisa Butler: Portraits is the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work and features her vivid and larger-than-life quilts that capture African American identity and culture.  With imagery drawn from historical photographs, public figures and personal family and friends, she uses African fabrics and textiles, along with unique fabric remnants, to re-imagine the narratives of the African American individuals featured in her work.

This exhibition provides powerful, engaging imagery that connects to curricula and learning skills, including portraiture and character development, African American studies, quilt traditions and textile arts and visual literacy. KMA's inquiry-based school tour program is now offered virtually, with limited availability to schedule remote tours that introduce you and your students to the artist Bisa Butler and her unique portrait quilts.

View a virtual tour.

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Still / Live

Vurtual tours offered though June 2021

Still/Live explores how contemporary artists working in photography, video and new media are reimagining the genre of Still Life. Flower vases that explode; photographs that capture the leftovers of parties; and a computer that creates poetry based on changing objects are just a few of the unique artworks that students will encounter. Through inquiry-based observation and discussion in a virtual tour, students will discover how artists use objects to communicate powerful ideas including symbolic meaning, social messages and personal memories.

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