Exhibition Archive

Young Artists 2020February 9 – March 1, 2020

Now in its 37th year, this exhibition presents the work of the most talented high school seniors in the region. This year nearly 400 students from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield counties are participating in Young Artists 2020. The Young Artists program exemplifies KMA’s dedication to providing dynamic museum education opportunities to its broad community and fostering the next generation of creative thinkers and artists.

Rotem Reshef: ArcadiaOctober 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020

In Arcadia, Israeli artist Rotem Reshef has collected organic materials, some from the KMA grounds, to paint monumental rolls of unstretched canvas that are suspended from the walls.The marks and vibrant palette which saturate the entire surface reference the natural world, and the gesture of pouring paint reveals her unconventional artistic process that filters and redefines abstraction and expression.

Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. ShowOctober 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Sparkling Amazons
presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. Through the presentation of some 30 works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. This is the first time works by these extraordinary women will be brought together since the 9th St. show took place 68 years ago.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with support from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

Image Credits:
Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959, 77 3/8 in. x 130 ½ in. (197.7 x 331.47cm) Denver Art Museum Collection: Vance H. Kirkland Acquisition Fund, 2012.300 © Elaine de Kooning Trust. Photography courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

 Illustrated Animals in Conversation June 30 – September 22, 2019

Original picture book art is on display in the Learning Center this summer, highlighting animal characters in conversation with each other and inspiring conversations with the viewer. A variety of styles are on view from books written and illustrated by Nick Bruel, Eric Carle, Carson Ellis, Jerry Pinkney, Giselle Potter, Marisabina Russo, and Mo Willems. Creative illustration and animal-inspired activities throughout the room will excite visitors of all ages.

Image Credits:
Eric Carle, Illustration for Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! By Kazuo Iwamura (Orchard Books). Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle, Courtesy of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. © 2001 Eric Carle.

The Edge Effect: International Juried ExhibitionJune 30 - September 22, 2019

The Edge Effect describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and a forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. The Katonah Museum of Art recognizes that a museum creates a similar environment where works from artists with diverse backgrounds and locations are brought together to foster dialogue and spark creativity. Just as a border area is teeming with life, an exhibition can be a fertile place of ideas and images.

This exhibition includes works in all media and subject matter submitted by artists from all over the U.S. and 13 countries around the world. 67 works were chosen out of 957 submissions. Juried by Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Awards granted to the top three submissions.
Click here for a full list of the artists.

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