Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 within 72 hours (age 12+) and masks (age 2+) are required for all visitors.
ARRIVALS, guest curated by Heather Ewing, will feature some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present. Artists represented in the exhibition include vanessa german, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Kara Walker. 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.
This exhibition and programs are made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Humanities New York, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the International Fine Print Dealers Association Foundation. Support for the exhibition catalogue is made possible by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Support for the exhibition, publication, and programs is also provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional support for the exhibition has been provided by Yvonne Pollack and the Katonah Museum of Art Exhibition Patrons including Judith and Anthony B. Evnin, Ellen and Bob Grimes, and Betty Himmel.
The Rothko Room: Experience a single masterpiece in a room designed for individual reflection. Untitled (1948) is the fourth in an ongoing series of works by Mark Rothko presented by the KMA. Rothko envisioned the creation of spiritual single work “chapels” along the sides of highways throughout the country where weary travelers could stop and contemplate one of his paintings. This vision inspired the KMA’s The Rothko Room, which offers guests the opportunity to spiritually re-charge in the presence of a single masterpiece, as Rothko intended.
The Rothko Room is made possible through the support of Christopher Rothko and through the contribution of Rochelle C. and Mark H. Rosenberg.
Picture our Journey: This fall, the Learning Center will feature original children’s picture book art that shares personal yet universal stories of immigration from around the globe. Told from the perspective of children and families, these stories give a voice to topics such as the struggle to belong in one’s new home and the ties that bind immigrants to their country and culture of origin. This hands-on, family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours.
Visiting the Katonah Museum of Art
The Katonah Museum of Art is pleased to welcome its members and the public to its galleries and grounds. The KMA is committed to keeping you healthy and safe. To help prepare for your visit, please review the policies and other useful information below to help ensure your safety, the quality of your visit and the security of the art on display. All visitors age 12 and up will be required to either provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival to the Museum OR provide documentation of a negative Covid-19 test that has been administered within the previous 72 hours.
Admission and hours
- Advanced timed tickets are recommended. Please check that tickets in your order are for the correct day and time slot before checking out.
- Katonah Museum of Art members are suggested to reserve advance timed tickets, but there will be no charge.
- All transactions will be by credit or debit card, no cash will be accepted.
- Complimentary admission passes will be honored, but advance timed reservations are recommended, and pass must be presented upon entry to the Museum.
- Our standard hours of operation remain the same. (Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Closed Monday)
- Visitors are required to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct and to follow Visitor Etiquette (see below).
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Visitor Code of Conduct
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Health and Safety
- All visitors age 12 and up will be required to either provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival to the Museum OR provide documentation of a negative Covid-19 test that has been administered within the previous 72 hours.
- Indoors, masks are required for everyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.
- Outdoors, masks are optional for all.
- Hand sanitizer is available for your use when you enter the Museum and in the public areas.
- By purchasing tickets and entering the Museum, you are affirming that in the past 14 days you:
- Have not had symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test.
- Have not been in close proximity to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
- Have not traveled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19.
- The contact information you provided when purchasing your ticket will be used if we need to notify you of any COVID-19 exposure. Likewise, should you become ill with COVID-19 following your visit, please notify the Museum as soon as possible.
- Museum staff will be cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces with increased frequency throughout the day.
- Our capacity is reduced to 50 visitors per time slot.
- Please maintain six feet between yourself, other visitors, and Museum staff.
- The circulation through the Museum will be in one direction. Following your visit to the galleries, and weather permitting, you will exit via the Sculpture Garden, where you are welcome to sit and relax for the remainder of your time slot.
By reserving tickets, you confirm that you are aware that visiting the Katonah Museum of Art includes risks arising from possible exposure to communicable diseases, including COVID-19. You knowingly and voluntarily accept this risk and assume full responsibility for any injury, illness or other loss that you may sustain as a result.
This fall, the Learning Center will feature original children’s picture book art that shares personal yet universal stories of immigration from around the globe. Told from the perspective of children and families, these stories give a voice to topics such as the struggle to belong in one’s new home and the ties that bind immigrants to their country and culture of origin. This hands-on, family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours. Members and children under 12 are always free. Masks are required indoors for everyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.
Our members and frequent visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art will be familiar with the following rules, designed to make your visit enjoyable and to protect the artwork, as well as our guests. Please help us by following these guidelines.
- Please keep a distance of at least three feet from the artworks. Do not touch any artwork at any time
- For the current exhibition, informal photography for your personal use is permitted in the galleries. Flash is not permitted.
- Please silence your phone and, if you must take a call, exit the gallery and do so in the Sculpture Garden.
- Food, drink, chewing gum and tobacco products are not allowed in the galleries.
- Please leave large bags or backpacks in your car, as we cannot accommodate them in the galleries at this time.
- Do not carry children on shoulders.
- Strollers are allowed in the galleries, but they must be pushed by adults at all times.
- We ask that children younger than 12 be supervised by an adult at all times.
Date & Time
Oct 5, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022