Exhibition Archive


Aaron Curry, UGLY MESS On South Lawn
November 27, 2015 - September 14, 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.


The Print Sale 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.


SupraEnvironmentalOctober 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 for the Katonah Museum of Art. 

SupraEnvironmental 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.


Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation

July 19, 2015 – October 11, 2015

The self-taught genre remains one of the most complex and intriguing themes in modern and contemporary art. This exhibition brings together highlights from the extraordinary collection of William Louis-Dreyfus and features a focused look at five artists – James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor, and Willie Young – who did not have access to formal art education to embark on their separate journeys, resulting in astoundingly open and imaginative bodies of work. Though these artists started creating their work late in life, they were driven by an inexorable urge to respond to personal visions and aspects of their daily lives. With more than sixty works on view, this exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of self-taught art in any private collection.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with essays by Karen Wilkin and Trenton Doyle Hancock.

Support for Inside the Outside is generously provided by Deborah Mullin and John Chatzky. The Katonah Museum of Art is supported in part by ArtsWestchester with support from the Westchester County Government, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Emilie Clark: The Delicacy of Decomposition

July 12, 2015 – October 11, 2015

Artist Emilie Clark uses her family's preserved food waste to create installations that retain the quality of old-world still life paintings. As part of a larger collaboration with the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance on the Seven Deadly Sins, the KMA explores the idea of Gluttony – a term expressing excessive self-indulgence as well as over-consumption.


Image by Margaret Fox Photography
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