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 1 - March 8, 2015
YOUNG ARTISTS 2015: A High School Art Exhibition
Now in its 32nd year, this annual exhibition showcases the extraordinary talents of budding artists. Seniors from our member schools learn about and participate in every aspect of the exhibition process, from creating the invitation in a graphic design workshop to writing artist statements and installing the art in the galleries.
The Katonah Museum of Art’s education staff and installation crew introduce students to the concepts and skills involved in curating and hanging a professional exhibition. A team of KMA volunteers works behind the scenes, providing support to the students during the multi-day installation. Approximately 400 students from 43 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties are taking part in Young Artists 2015. This exhibition is one of many programs that fulfill the KMA’s mission of providing innovative art education to schools, both on site and in the classroom. It is a tribute to our young artists, their families and teachers, and the KMA’s continuing commitment to education.
To find out how your school can participate, please contact Margaret Adasko: email@example.com;914-232-9555, ext. 2985.
March 29 - June 28, 2015
Chris Larson and the Katonah Relocation Project
|Photograph of artist Chris Larson. MPR Photo/Euan Kerr|
andA Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA
History, art, and architecture come together this spring when multimedia artist and sculptor Chris Larson creates an installation that responds to Katonah's past and present. Larson's inspiration came from the relocation of Katonah in 1893, when its residents came together to move more than 50 of their buildings because of a reservoir project. Using horses and soaped timber tracks, residents moved the town to its current site. The Katonah Museum of Art has also seen relocation - in 1990 it moved from the Katonah Village Library to a daring, new building designed by architect Edward Larabee Barnes.
The Katonah Relocation Project will "relocate" Edward Larabee Barnes' private home from Mount Kisco to the grounds of the KMA. Chris Larson will build a replica of the house at the KMA. In conjunction with this project, the Museum will explore Katonah's unique history, the architectural contributions of Edward Larabee Barnes, and the work of Chris Larson. From this fresh perspective, witness how a town, a museum, and a man reinvent themselves in response to changing times. Through discussion and inquiry, students will be captivated by these intersecting concepts and inspired to think creatively about ideas of home, structure, and communal history.
For information or to book a tour, please contact Margaret Adasko: firstname.lastname@example.org; 914-232-9555, ext. 2985.