In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
October 25, 2015 – January 24, 2016

This exhibition brings together the work of contemporary artists who transform natural and man-made materials and provide new pivots and vantage points onto our contemporary environment.Throughout the exhibition there is an abiding sense of how contemporary artists create enlightening and unexpected encounters with the objects and things that shape our day-to-day situations. Their work prompts deep experiences of the actual and imaginative relationships that we have with our environment and also our positions within it. This exhibition is curated by Charlotte Cotton.

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is made possible through support by Victoria and Stephen Morris, with additional support from Winthrop Conrad Jr. The Katonah Museum of Art is supported in part by Arts Westchester with support by the Westchester County Government, The New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This exhibition is part of an overarching theme of the 2015-16 program at the Katonah Museum of Art related to the environment.

Image Credit

Henrik Håkansson, Untitled (Cocos nucifera), 2006
Palm tree (Cocos nucifera), aluminium structure with dripping system, metalhalide light
Courtesy Rennie Collection


The Print SaleIn the Project Gallery
October 25, 2015 – January 24, 2016

The Print Sale has arrived! Visit our benefit pop up shop featuring contemporary editions by Louise Bourgeois, Stanley Whitney, Kiki Smith, and many more. Curated by Robin Simon of Robin Simon Appraisals, the sale selection also includes photography and prints by artists of the Katonah Museum Artist Association (KMAA) - a great way to support and learn more about the work of artists in our local community.

Every sale benefits exhibition and education programs at the museum.

Image Above:
Kiki Smith, Variety Flowers, 2014
Etching, aquatint and drypoint on Hahnemühle bright white paper
Paper size: 19 1/2 x 15 inches; Image size: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Edition of 13, Publisher: Harlan & Weaver





Allan McCollum: Perfect VehicleJuly 19 – November 25, 2015
On the South Lawn

Allan McCollum has spent more than four decades exploring how objects accrue meaning through their manufacture, modes of display, and means of exchange. Displayed on the front lawn of the KMA, Perfect Vehicle investigates the space between a handmade sculpture placed on a plinth and reproductions of Chinese ginger jars that have been extensively copied, traded and presented as objet d'art for centuries.

The vessel is individually cast and thickly painted in a bluish-green hue of commercially available paint and has no opening, thus eliminating the typical use that one might expect of a vase. Allan McCollum was born in Los Angeles, California in 1944 and now lives and works in New York City. He has participated in over one hundred museum and gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally and was a part of the 43rd Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennale in 1975



Stephan Moore - Glass ElevatorIn the vestibule

Glass Elevator is a sound installation for the glass-walled vestibule at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY. As a visitor passes through the space, a quiet droning sound can be heard, which could easily be mistaken for the sound of typical building systems. When all of the doors are again closed, the space is suddenly transported, by sound, to another location — an example of audio cinema, or, in R. Murray Schafer’s term, schizophonia. Whether anyone lingers in the space to experience these sounds is another matter — the piece hides itself from all but the most curious. The title refers to the fictional mode of transportation used by the eccentric confection magnate Willy Wonka in novels by Roald Dahl: a transparent elevator capable of traveling in any direction, and even outer space.