Public Opening - Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context

  • Mar 13, 2022 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
  • Katonah Museum of Art

    134 Jay Street
    Katonah, New York 10536
Ticket Price $0.00-$12.00 This event is now over
Description

Please Note: Masks are required for all visitors (age 2+) regardless of vaccination status.  

Be among the first to view our three new exhibitions: Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context, Jeila Gueramian: Let’s Step Inside, and an exhibition by Katonah Museum Artists' Association (KMAA) artist Elena Grajek on Sunday, March 13. 

Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context explores the work of contemporary artists Simon and Nikolai Haas within the art historical tradition of the carnivalesque. The exhibition is the first to pair the Haas Brothers’ sculptures with historical, modern, and contemporary masterworks.  The exhibition, which traces the history of the carnivalesque from the sixteenth century to the present, is loosely organized around two themes: The World Turned Upside Down and Bodies and Boundaries. Each section will put historical and contemporary works in conversation with each other and with the Haas Brothers’ designs. Other artists represented in the exhibition include Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí , Joan Miró, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Kiki Smith. 

Jeila Gueramian: Let’s Step Inside Experience a magical environment created by artist Jeila Gueramian. Full of whimsical creatures and surprising elements hand-crafted from recycled textiles, the installation will entice visitors to inspect, discover, and engage with the playful creations around them. 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. 

Elena Grajek: Overdramatic The Spot Gallery will highlight work by Katonah Museum Artists’ Association member Elena Grajek. Grajek’s drawings, collages, and prints play with pareidolia, the human tendency to see an object or meaning where there is none. While her depictions of people and animals are deceptively simple and even child-like, her complex compositions, developed through layers of drawing, painting, and collage, suggest relationships and tensions among these characters, and invite the viewer to create narratives of their own.

 

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. Masks are required for all visitors (age 2+) regardless of vaccination status. For updates, please see katonahmuseum.org before coming to the Museum.  

Admission and hours 

  • Advanced timed tickets are recommended. 
  • 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. 
  • Visitors are required to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct (see below) and to follow Visitor Etiquette (see below). 
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Visitor Code of Conduct 

By reserving your timed ticket, you agree to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct and to play your part in keeping the Museum safe for both visitors and staff. 

Health and Safety 

  • 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 10 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. 
  • 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. 

Social Distancing 

  • Our capacity is limited to 50 visitors per time slot.  
  • Please maintain six feet between yourself, other visitors, and Museum staff.  

 

Liability 

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.  

Families 

This Spring, the Learning Center will feature Jeila Gueramian: Let’s Step Inside, a magical environment created by artist Jeila Gueramian. Full of whimsical creatures and surprising elements hand-crafted from recycled textiles, the installation will entice visitors to inspect, discover, and engage with the playful creations around them. This 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.  

Visitor Etiquette 

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

Mar 13, 2022 2:30 PM-5:00 PM

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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