The Katonah Museum of Art, through innovative exhibition and education programs, promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts for diverse audiences. The Museum presents exhibitions that explore ideas about art, culture and society -- past and present.
The Katonah Museum of Art, one of the most celebrated small museums in the country, was founded over 60 years ago by volunteers from local communities as an exhibition venue for fine arts. Nationally recognized, the KMA curates and hosts traveling shows, lectures, and workshops. At our Learning Center we work intimately with schools and art educators to serve audiences ranging from preschoolers to high school students. We also reach out to college students, adults, and local working artists. Throughout the year, we mount three major exhibitions, interlaced with smaller attractions, in our 10,000 square foot building designed by the late eminent architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes. Among a stand of magnificent Norwegian spruce trees, the Sculpture Garden provides refuge and visual pleasure. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, “artful” parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections.
Katonah is close to New York City
Nestled in the historic town of Bedford, Katonah is a charming hamlet 44 miles north of Manhattan. It is named for a Native American from whom the land of Bedford was purchased in 1680 by English colonists. Katonah offers visitors so many great choices.
Travel to Katonah
The Fairfield/Westchester Museum AllianceThe Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance offers free admission and store discounts to members of any of the eight participating institutions – and for non-member visitors, a same-day free pass to all when paying regular admission at any one museum. Members should present their membership cards for the free admission.
The participating organizations are:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Barnum Museum
Hudson River Museum
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Katonah Museum of Art
Neuberger Museum of Art