There is so much to FALL in love with at the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA)
OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020 KMA’s Learning Center is transformed into a hands-on creative lab that explores Abstract Expressionism. Learn about this art movement and style, experience unique art techniques and create your own abstract expressionist works of art.
FAMILY DAY: EXPRESS YOURSELF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Get inspired by a variety of surprise happenings around the KMA, including expressive dance performances and experimental music, and explore your own ways of artistic self-expression. Abstract painting, dynamic community art projects, and other activities for friends and family running throughout afternoon. Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.
SCHOOL’S OUT / ART’S IN T 11/5, F 11/29, T 12/24, TH 12/26, F 12/27, T 12/31, TH 1/2, F 1/3 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, DROP-IN Drop in to the Learning Center on select school vacation days for unique artist-led projects where kids can make an artistic mess, experiment with new materials and practice unusual artmaking techniques all inspired by the abstract expressionist works on view. Free to members, non-member children and adults $10. CREATIVE COMMUNITY FRIDAYS 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17 Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.
STROLLER TOURS 9:30 – 10:30 AM Ever wondered what life was like for women artists in New York in the 50s? Bring your baby and explore the exhibition Sparkling Amazons together with other new parents and caregivers. Treats provided and crying babies welcome! Recommended for adults with children under 18 months
SENIOR SOCIALS 1:00 – 2:00 PM In the great company of art-loving guests and an expert docent, explore the work of women artists of Abstract Expressionism and reminisce about New York in the 50s. Coffee and treats provided.
ARTFUL AFTERNOONS 3:00 – 5:00 PM Looking for creative activities to do after school? Stop by the KMA on the 3rd Friday of the month for a host of fun projects and activities inspired by the exhibition Sparkling Amazons. All ages welcome.
SPARKLING AMAZONS: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST WOMEN OF THE 9th ST. SHOW OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020 Sparkling Amazons presents the pioneering contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. This show brings together for the first time since 1951 works by the 11 women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th St. show. The exhibition includes major paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell, as well as works by Perle Fine, Anne Ryan and recently discovered paintings and sculptures by Sonja Sekula, Day Schnabel, Marguerite Knoop and Jean Steubing. 1st Look (Curator’s Circle and above) Saturday, October 5, 5:00 – 8:00 PM Member Preview Sunday, October 6, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Public Opening Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
LEE AND ME THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Join Ruth Appelhof, PhD, former Executive Director of Guild Hall, East Hampton as she talks about her relationship with Lee Krasner. Krasner is the subject of her recent personal memoir, Lee and Me, inspired by the 1974 summer Appelhof spent with the artist in East Hampton, Long Island. Get a glimpse into the artist’s intense and idiosyncratic personal life as well as her groundbreaking work. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.
PICTURE & PROSE MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Explore the nexus between important art and literature. Following a private tour of the Sparkling Amazons exhibition, participate in a discussion of Mary Gabriel’s critically acclaimed book, Ninth Street Women, now being developed into a television series. $10 members, $15 non-members. Includes tour and snacks.
SCHOLARS PANEL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Join KMA Associate Curator, Michele Wije, for a conversation with the authors of the Sparkling Amazons catalogue to discuss the women of the 9th St. show, the New York School, and the downtown scene in the 1950s. Signed catalogues available for purchase. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.
ROTEM RESHEF: ARCADIA OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020 In Arcadia, Israeli artist Rotem Reshef has collected organic materials, some from the KMA grounds, to paint monumental rolls of unstretched canvas that are suspended from the walls. The marks and vibrant palette which saturate the entire surface reference the natural world, and the gesture of pouring paint reveals her unconventional artistic process that filters and redefines abstraction and expression. Member Preview Sunday, October 6, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Public Opening Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
ARTIST IN CONVERSATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3:00 – 5:00PM Join Rotem Reshef, Christopher Rothko and Stephen Maine as they discuss Reshef’s processbased artistic practice, the influence of Helen Frankenthaler on her work and her unique response to abstract expressionism in her site-specific installation in The Spot Gallery. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.
FAKES, FORGERIES AND OTHER DECEPTIONS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Samuel Sachs II, President, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and one of the most pre-eminent former museum directors in America, will lecture on the history of forgeries and present a test at the end to see who can tell a fake from the real thing. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.
ANIMATED FILMS FROM THE CREATIVE CULTURE PROGRAM AT THE JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 3:00 – 4:30 PM Enjoy the premier screening at the KMA of animated films from the Creative Culture Program at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Meet Program Director Sean Weiner and the filmmakers Maya Cueva, Emily Ann Hoffman, and Ariel Noltimier Strauss. Have an opportunity to discuss their process and work. Some mature content. Recommended for ages 16+. Free admission as part of the Katonah Art Stroll. Includes reception
NAMASTE KMA YOGA SUNDAYS, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 10:30 – 11:45 AM De-stress from your week with an invigorating yoga practice before the Museum opens to the public. Join Katonah Yoga instructors for a class and then explore the Museum galleries. $20 members, $25 non-members. Series of four: $60 members, $75 non-members. Museum admission included.
HIMMEL AWARD AND LECTURE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Hear the legendary Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, speak about the changing world of museums and art. The Himmel Award is held in honor of Betty Himmel “in recognition of creators, conceivers, radical thinkers and risk-takers that provoke new thinking in art and design.” $50 members, $75 non-members, $15 students.
JEWELRY POP-UP SHOP SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 12:00 – 5:00 PM Find the perfect gift at this two-day boutique featuring unique, curated jewelry and works of ornament by top artists and designers. Free admission to the Museum.
KMA ART SALE & DANCE PARTY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 7:00 – 11:00 PM (Snow Date Sunday, February 2) Jump on the chance to snap up carefully selected works of art at very attractive prices and then make your way to the dance floor for the KMA’s annual Dance Party. $75 members, $85 non-members in advance, $85 members, $95 non-members at the door
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