Upcoming Exhibitions

Picturing Love: Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy March 19 – June 25, 2017

A father embraces a son. Two friends lock arms on an afternoon stroll. A couple clutches in the dark corner of a nightclub. All of these images and more are captured in the KMA’s exhibition, Picturing Love. By turns disarmingly candid and unabashedly performative, the photographs in the exhibition examine how love is captured – and indeed at times bestowed – by the act of taking a picture. In the present moment of virtual like, love, and swipe, when all aspects of public and private life circulate in seemingly endless supply on the Internet, the exhibition takes a step back to look at the formidable history of this subject from photography’s early days to the present moment.

Our spring programming is replete with learning opportunities centered on the history of documentary and narrative photography for both adults and children. Organized by KMA Executive Director, Darsie Alexander, with Dolmatch Fellow, Olga Dekalo, the exhibition features some fifty works from a range of periods and genres.

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Ellen and Bob Grimes and Deborah Mullin and John Chatzky. Additional support provided by Peter MacGill.

Left image: Nan Goldin, The Hug, New York City, 1980. Private Collection. © Nan Goldin. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.
Right image: Unknown. Collection of Peter J. Cohen.

Pin Your Pics at the KMA!


Become part of the KMA’s interactive exhibition wall for Picturing Love with your own treasured snapshots. Peruse your archive of personal favorites and bring them in! We especially like pictures of what you love: pets, people, places, and partners. We’re not picky about condition or age – our criterion is variety.

Submit your favorite photos showing affection:

  • We especially like pictures of those you love: friends, pets, relatives, and loved ones
  • Place your photos in the collection box in our Atrium
  • Pin your pics on our Instagram and Facebook pages with #kmapinmypic
  • Email your photos to pinmypic@katonahmuseum.org

*Please note that pictures may or may not be used on the KMA’s interactive photo wall, blog and other communication forums. Hard copies of snapshots will not be returned.