Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, brings together artists working in visual and written media. A cladogram is a branching diagram that shows relationships among different species and their history of evolution. Similarly, this exhibition will include work that engages with personal or family history, explores ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized and displayed, and challenges the dominant narrative of history and art history. With Cladogram, the KMA presents a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally and from 21 countries around the world in an effort to build networks of artists internationally. Yasmeen Siddiqui is a curator, essayist, lecturer and the founding director of Minerva Projects, which supports interdisciplinary artists. Awards will be granted for the top three submissions.
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.
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.
- The daily 2:30 pm docent tours are currently suspended.
- 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 follow Visitor Etiquette (see below).
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Health and Safety
- 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.
The Museum is operated in accordance with guidelines established by New York State. We ask that you observe all signage and instructions at the Museum, and we reserve the right to ask anyone not following safety measures to leave the premises.
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.
The KMA is happy to welcome families in a safe and fun way. Have you wondered about the silhouettes in the Learning Center? They form an art history timeline through artworks, artists and objects that represent different cultures and periods and show how art has changed over time. A variety of activities and projects invite visitors to explore the timeline and think creatively about how artists examine connections between the past and present. Play a matching game connecting images and silhouettes, use KMA archival materials in an art project, experiment with artistic activities from different art movements and embark on an art history journey around the KMA. Contribute your ideas to help the Museum decide on what silhouette should be one of the artworks to exemplify the 21st century on the timeline. Members and children under 12 are always free. Masks are required for anyone over 2 years old, 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
Jul 13 - Sep 19, 2021