Jeila Gueramian: Let's Step InsideMarch 13 - June 26, 2022 Get tickets Group visits
Experience a magical environment created by artist Jeila Gueramian. Full of whimsical creatures and surprising elements hand-crafted from recycled textiles, the site-specific installation will entice visitors to inspect, discover, and engage with the playful creations around them. Create crafts to add to the spring-like nook. This interactive, family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours. Don’t miss visiting the joint exhibition on view at the Katonah Village Library.
Free with Museum admission.
Jeila Gueramian is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn and Wassaic, New York. She attended Otis Parsons School of Design and has a background in costume, prop, and art design. Gueramian is known for her whimsical and large-scale installations using repurposed textiles including ones at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas, Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, and the Children’s Museum of Art in NYC. She has exhibited and been a Board Member at the Wassaic Project. Her site-specific installation at the Katonah Museum of Art is a collaboration with the the Katonah Village Library. The artist says, “I like to inspire exploration. I create alternate worlds and invite people to lose themselves in them: awaken their senses, feel like a kid, be in the moment, laugh or be a little scared, stop and ask a question, get involved in a fantasy, believe in the magical.”
Watch Jeila Gueramian talk about her process of making Let’s Step Inside which is about growth and change, moving us out of these last constrictive, dark years and into a lighter, positive future.
Watch Gueramian explain her process and how she developed her work It’s You for Crystal Bridges.
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The needs of all children and families are at the center of the KMA.KMA Social Story (PDF)
Explore educational materials which accompany the Haas Brothers exhibition.View Teacher Materials (PDF)
Artist Jeila Gueramian has invited visitors to create yarn flowers to add to her installation, Let's Step Inside, or create a butterfly to take home.Learning Center Activities (PDF)
The Social Story helps prepare children and their families for their visit to the Museum.View Social Story (PDF)
This project is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (PDF).
The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Photos by Margaret Fox and Tim Grajek.