Exhibitions

 

Young Artists 2016February 7 - 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7

The 33rd annual Young Artists exhibition—a two-week exhibition featuring more than 400 artworks by high school students from over 40 schools across Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties.

The Young Artists program allows for aspiring artists to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition, producing, curating, and mounting their own exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art.  

Entry to the Museum during Young Artists 2016 (Feb 7 – 21) is Pay What You Wish.


To find out how your school can participate, contact Margaret Adasko, Education Program Manager, at madasko@katonahmuseum.org, or (914) 767-2969.
 

 

Thinking Through ArtFebruary 7 - 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7
Poetry Readings: February 8 – 19, View Schedule

 

Family and friends will have an opportunity to view the students' artwork created in response to the KMA exhibition SupraEnvironmental, which closed at the end of January.

During the week, students will be reading the poems they wrote as part of the Thinking Through Art program, an innovative partnership between the museum and schools from the Katonah-Lewisboro School District and beyond. Like the artwork on view, the poetry is also inspired by the artwork of the seven contemporary artists featured in SupraEnvironmental.

Readings include a brief reception as well as another opportunity to view the students' artworks. 

 


Aaron Curry - UGLY MESS On South Lawn
November 27, 2015 - June 19, 2016

Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry fuses his interests in the sculptures of Modernist artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alexander Calder with his personal experiences of 1980’s mass media, and skating and graffiti culture. Composed of intersecting planes of aluminum painted with bright colors in a cartoon-like manner, UGLY MESS is an abstract, surreal sculpture that operates on the boundaries between Modern and contemporary, painting and sculpture, the geometric and figuration.

Organized by Katonah Museum of Art Associate Curator, Elizabeth Rooklidge.


Support for this exhibition was generously provided by Joshua and Sara Slocum.


 


 

Stephan Moore - Glass Elevator

In 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.