Upcoming Exhibitions


Fall 2020
Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics
October 20, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Organized by the Lowe Art Museum from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics includes important works by some of Japan’s most notable artists. The KMA’s exhibition marks the first time that the Horvitz’s renowned collection will be exhibited in New York. While Hands & Earth focuses on contemporary ceramics, the 41 works on display also provide a comprehensive survey of Japan’s ceramic tradition over the past 80 years, from the Mingei Folk Craft Movement of the 1930s to contemporary ceramic sculpture.

Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by The Japan Foundation, New York.

Shingū Sakaya (b. 1979), Erosion, 2014, Colored stoneware, 7 ⅞ x 16 ½ x 14 ¼ inches, Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection, Image: © Shingū Sakaya, photograph by Yuko Weiner, courtesy Dai Ichi Arts.

Fall 2020
Rothko: Untitled
October 20, 2020 – January 24, 2021



Experience a masterpiece by a renowned 20th century master in a room designed for individual reflection. Untitled will be the first in an ongoing series of works by Mark Rothko presented by the KMA. Painted in 1951–the same year that the Ninth Street Show launched abstract expressionism–Untitled exemplifies Rothko’s signature style.

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1951, Oil on canvas, 67 ⅝ x 44 ⅝ inches, 5164.54, CR#462, Collection of Christopher Rothko, Copyright ©1998 by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.  Reproduction, including downloading of Rothko artworks, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express permission of the copyright holder.  Requests for reproduction should be directed to Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



Spring 2021
Still / Live
March 14 – June 27, 2021

explores how contemporary artists working in photography, video, and new media are reimagining the genre of Still Life. Since ancient times, these seemingly simple depictions of every-day objects have disguised rich layers of symbolic associations and meanings, from religious allegories to political messages. Most of all, throughout history artists have used Still Lifes to reflect on the passage of time. The artists represented in Still/Live use new technologies to expand and enrich the Still Life tradition’s connections to time. In doing so, they explore themes that are especially relevant to our lives today: the blurring of the lines between what’s real and what’s virtual, between truth and fiction, and between appearance and reality.



Summer 2021
Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial
July 11 – September 19, 2021

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 – September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between the past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:

  • Engages with personal or family history
  • Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed
  • Borrows from the history of art
  • Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes

With Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and globally. In doing so, the Museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions.

About Yasmeen Siddiqui

Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, an independent art press whose objective is to cultivate writing about the visual arts through an interdisciplinary and literary lens. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui lectures, writes, and edits; having her work published in artist and exhibition catalogues, as well as on Hyperallergic, and in ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA, and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is co-editing the anthology Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). She has been the recipient of 2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow; 2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee; 2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.

Minerva Projects, Founding Director, minervaprojects.org, director@minervaprojects.org
2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow
2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee
2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship

(All dates are for 2021)

  • April 2: Deadline for submission of artworks
  • April 30: Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting
  • July 2-3: Deadline for receipt of all artwork
  • July 10: 1st Look Preview Opening
  • July 11: Members and Public Openings
  • September 19: Exhibition closes
  • September 20: Artists, or their shippers, pick up artwork.
    (Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).


To submit work, follow this link to the CaFÉ submission platform. To download a PDF of the prospectus click here.


Fall 2021
October 3, 2021 – January 23, 2022
Arrivals call forth origin stories. How did we get here? Where did we come from? Americans have remarkably varied stories to share, having come to call this country home in so many different ways: by conquest, displacement, colonialism, the slave trade, voluntary migration, and more. This exhibition focuses on a select series of arrival moments—Columbus, the Middle Passage, the Pilgrims, Ellis Island, the southern border today, among others—in order to look at how artists over time have explored some of the myths and narratives around what it means to be American.

Arrivals, guest curated by Heather Ewing, will feature some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present. Artists represented in the exhibition include Norman Akers, Katrina Andry, Enrique Chagoya, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willie Cole, Vanessa German, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Annie Lopez, Dulce Pinzón, Sara Rahbar, Faith Ringgold, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Saul Steinberg, Stephanie Syjuco, Thuan Vu, Flo Oy Wong and N.C. Wyeth. Their works offer a multiplicity of perspectives on signal moments of arrival, confronting ideas of belonging, othering, storytelling, the memory of ancestors, displacement, race, resilience and perseverance. They shed light on the different ways that the country has responded to societal change and changing demographics, and on the variety of strategies that artists have employed as they grapple with the myths and complexities of America’s most cherished ideals.

Dorothea Lange, I am an American, Oakland, 1942, 44 x 34 in., Photographic print