Upcoming Exhibitions

Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition

In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
January 18 – February 15, 2015

The definition of space is one of the fundamental features of visual representation in twentieth and twenty-first century art. From the oscillating layers of a Cézanne painting to the deep corridors of depth in a de Chirico work, artists have addressed the elements of three dimensions in various and often competing ways. Using film as light cutting through space, contemporary artist Anthony McCall’s work, Line Describing a Cone (1973) inspires this year’s theme; the piece is spatial and temporary, with light the primary medium giving form to an environment. Artists are invited to explore the meaning of space in their work, using whatever materials and expressive outlets they require. Representing space is but one potential feature; experiencing with works that proclaim their physical relationship to their environment another.

Juror Eva Respini is Curator at The Museum of Modern Art. She has organized one-person exhibitions with artists such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Heinecken, Akram Zaatari, Vik Muniz, Klara Liden, and Boris Mikhailov, and group exhibitions with artists as diverse as Sara VanDerBeek, Ai Wei Wei, Michele Abeles, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Katy Granan, Lewis Baltz, Sterling Ruby, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Walead Beshty, among others. Her writing appears in many museum publications and periodicals. She is currently a faculty member in the MFA program for Visual Arts at Columbia University, and has been visiting critic at Yale University’s School of Art and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Artists from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are invited to submit up to three artworks now through December 15, 2014 by creating a profile and logging on to the EntryThingy submission management system. Click on the links below to sign up and view a short video explaining the submission process. Click here for exhibition prospectus.

Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project

In the Beitzel Gallery and Sculpture Garden
March 22 – June 28, 2015

When artist Chris Larson heard the fantastic tale of Katonah’s relocation in the late 19th century, he knew he had stumbled upon a strange and inspiring story. Forced from their original location by the building of the Cross River Reservoir, the townspeople came up with a plan—they would lift their homes onto logs, raising them high enough to be pulled by horses along soap-slicked timbers, to be re-sited in present-day Katonah. Tying this remarkable history to the building of the Katonah Museum of Art by famed architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, Larson will replicate Barnes’ private Mt. Kisco home to scale in the sculpture garden of the KMA. With a nod to the past, Larson will build the white modernist structure on logs, and with a wink to artistic license, he will redesign the Barnes building so that a few of the Museum’s enormous spruce trees pierce through its base and roof. Larson works on a dramatic scale and is known for his aspiring constructions that respond to architectural environments and histories.

 A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA

In the Righter Gallery
March 22 – June 28, 2015

The Katonah Museum of Art celebrates its famous architect and the striking museum he created in A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. It was Katonah’s great fortune that Barnes was a local resident and was thrilled to design a museum for his own community. An overview of Barnes career and seminal role in modern architecture will be explored, including a close look at the many Westchester homes he designed. Archival material from the Katonah Historical Society as well as photographs, drawings, and blueprints from the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Edward Larrabee Barnes holdings will provide background. Video interviews with local residents who knew Barnes and worked with him on the Museum will reveal a much beloved member of the community and a charming personality.


Inside the Outside: Self-Taught Art from the Louis Dreyfus Family Collection

In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
July 12, 2015 – October 4, 2015