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.
February 24 – June 16, 2013
Cynthia England, Piece and Quiet, 1993, cotton, silk, organza
Beyond The Bed: The American Quilt EvolutionIn the Main galleries
Follow the evolution of the form and function of American quilts from the exquisite bedcoverings of the early 19th century to quilted articles of clothing and furniture accessories, to technically stunning contemporary works of art created as wall hangings or three-dimensional sculpture. Through interactive questions and discussions, students will think critically about quilt making. What exactly makes a quilt special? What can quilts tell us about the lives of those making them? How do messages travel through time in a quilt? Our hands-on art activity will explore how personal history can be expressed through the elements of art and design. Seeing and discussing original works made over the last 200 years is guaranteed to inspire your students’ interest and understanding.
- Get a first look at this exhibtion at our Educators’ Preview: Beyond the Bed,
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4 – 6pm, free.
- Discover how to bring the art of quiltmaking to your students in our hands-on teacher
workshop, Quiltmaking in the Classroom with artist Diana Goulston Robinson,
Monday, March 18, 2013, 4 – 7pm.
|“That's the shirt I wore on my second birthday" from The Quilt (Greenwillow Books, 1984) Watercolor, 10 x 17 inches Courtesy of the artist|
Ann Jonas: The QuiltIn the Learning Center
A beloved quilt is at the center of Ann Jonas’s warm story about memory and imagination. A young girl narrates the passages of her life through the quilt’s patches and then embarks on a nighttime dream in which they transform into enchanted landscapes. Children will delight in the colorful illustrations that speak about the importance of favorite objects as well as magical possibilities.
We expect these exhibitions to be very popular. Please book your tours early.
Contact Margaret Adasko: email@example.com; 914-232-9555, ext. 2985.