Daily Admission: There Is A Body: Legacy of the Ancestral Arts in the 21st Century

  • March 17 - June 30, 2024
  • Katonah Museum of Art

    134 Jay Street
    Katonah, New York 10536
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There Is A Body: Legacy of the Ancestral Arts in the 21st century
In the main galleries 

Guest curated by artist John Edmonds and organized by the KMA, the exhibition highlights an intergenerational group of contemporary artists from the Black diaspora—David O. Alekhuogie, Sanford Biggers, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Matthew Angelo Harrison— who are forging personal connections to traditional African art and interrogating its appropriation by the western art canon.

This exhibition was realized with generous support provided by the Director’s Circle of the Katonah Museum of Art: Mike Davies, Isabelle Harnoncourt Feigen, Vida Foubister, Nisa Geller, Virginia L. Gold, Kirsti Kroener and Nicholas Kronfeld, Linda Nordberg, Amy Parsons, Yvonne S. Pollack, Rochelle C. Rosenberg, Rebecca Samberg, and Richard and Audrey Zinman. 

Image Credit: Lyle Ashton Harris, Afropunk Odalisque, 2018. Dye sublimation print on aluminum; 48 x 64 inches (121.9 x 162.6 cm) Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York. ©Lyle Ashton Harris

Stellar Reverberations: African Masks in Outer Space
In the Pollack Family Learning Center

Artist Damien Davis takes over The Pollack Family Learning Center with a site-specific installation. This family-friendly work explores the interplay between cultural heritage and the boundless cosmos using symbols and silhouettes. Davis’s tactile, kinetic artworks are featured alongside projects and activities that invite young visitors to reflect upon themselves, their heritage, and imagined futures.


Date & Time

Mar 17 - Jun 30, 2024

Venue Details

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York 10536 Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art is a non-collecting institution geared towards visual arts, located in Katonah, New York. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that cross a spectrum of artistic disciplines, cultures, and historical periods. Housed in an elegant building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates three to four major exhibitions annually.

With each exhibition, artists, curators, and other specialists present art through programs, lectures, and workshops designed for visitors of all ages. The Pollack Family Learning Center uses a visual and interactive environment that encourages children and their parents to participate in hands-on projects. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, evening cocktail parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections. An outdoor Sculpture Garden, shaded by towering pines, displays contemporary works.

From the beginning, the KMA was committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The founders’ decision to be a non-collecting institution resulted in a dynamic and flexible exhibition program, which remains one of the most distinctive features of the Museum. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for nearly 100 member schools and community organizations. The Museum's outreach programs for the local Latino immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs.

Its exhibitions, events, and educational programs invite everyone to experience and reflect on the impact and transformative power of the visual arts.


The Katonah Museum of Art is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

The Katonah Museum of Art’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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