Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution
February 24 - June 16, 2013
Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution traces the dynamic evolution of the North American quilt – in form, fashion, and function – from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. Guest curator Jean Burks has brought together some of the finest quilts from across the country intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition examines their significance as cultural artifacts and showcases their visual diversity and artistic excellence.
The quilts on display illustrate a variety of techniques (whole cloth, pieced, appliquéd) and traditional designs (album, log cabin, crazy, pictorial) representing diverse cultural styles and geographic areas (New England, Amish, Gee’s Bend). Six of the quilts were included in the exhibition and book “The Twentieth Century’s Best 100 American Quilts.”
Ann Jonas: The Quilt
February 24 - June 16, 2013
A beloved quilt is at the center of Ann Jonas’ story about a young girl’s memory and imagination. Her parents sewed a patchwork quilt using fabric squares from her baby pajamas, her crib sheet, and one from the shirt she wore on her second birthday. How can she possibly sleep when there is so much to look at, remember, and dream about . . . ?
Joseph Wheelwright: Tree Figures
May 2011- April 2013
Part lumberjack and part forester, artist Joseph Wheelwright creates
giant figures from trees found on his Vermont property. Root balls
are transformed into heads while bifurcated trunks become legs
on the inverted trees. Situated among the KMA’s majestic spruces,
Wheelwright’s uncanny figures look as though they, too, grow out of
the earth. The five sculptures, ranging in height from 17 to 27 feet,
are endowed with a peculiar human presence while firmly retaining
their identity as trees.
Young Artists 2013
February 3 - 10, 2013
In its 30th year, Young Artists features high school seniors' artwork from the Museum's member schools. Young Artists gives aspiring artists an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition. Over 350 artworks from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Fairfield were exhibited.
“Ice Age” to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios
September 16, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Explore the world of computer animation through the films of Blue Sky Studios, creators of the blockbuster Ice Age movies, Robots, and Rio. Years in the making, these stunning animations bring artistry and technology together to transform concepts into believable, fantastical worlds for the big screen. This unique exhibition reveals Blue Sky’s entire creative process, from initial concept to finished frame. Original drawings, storyboards, props, movie clips, and hands-on technology bring the films to life for visitors of all ages.