Tradition Interrupted explores how twelve artists from around the globe are merging contemporary ideas with traditional arts and crafts in a wide range of media. These craft and art practices, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics, are often passed down from generation to generation and come to define a culture visually. Today, artists are reimagining these traditions and reclaiming them for the contemporary world. Docent Tours at 2:30 PM daily, with an additional tour at 6:30 PM on Thursdays.
Tradition Interrupted was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Remy Jungerman: Higher Ground presents a selection of mixed-media assemblages and free-standing sculptures by the Surinamese-born Dutch artist. By putting seemingly disparate visual and cultural languages into conversation with one another, Jungerman makes connections between pattern and symbol in Surinamese Maroon culture and European modernism.
Remy Jungerman: Higher Ground is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. This project has also received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation. This project is also made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Rothko Room Experience a single masterpiece – the fourth in an ongoing series – by abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko in a space designed for individual reflection.
The Rothko Room is made possible with the support of Christopher Rothko and the generous sponsorship of Ellen and Bob Grimes.
Jeila Gueramian: Let’s Step Inside Jeila Gueramian’s site-specific installation continues in the Learning Center this summer. Visitors of all ages are invited to lose themselves in this magical, alternative world and be transported back to a time and place of comfort. Guests are encouraged to experiment with a variety of crafts to learn about the techniques, materials, and ideas explored by the international artists featured in the exhibition, Tradition Interrupted. This family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Jeila Gueramian’s site-specific installation Let’s Step Inside continues in the Learning Center this summer. Visitors of all ages are invited to lose themselves in this magical, alternative world and be transported back to a time and place of comfort. Guests are encouraged to experiment with a variety of crafts to learn about the techniques, materials and ideas explored by the international artists featured in the exhibition, Tradition Interrupted. This family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours and is free with Museum admission. 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.
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- We ask that children younger than 12 be supervised by an adult at all times.
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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