Exhibitions at a Glance

Exhibitions at the Katonah Museum of Art range from realism to abstraction, from ancient artifacts to cutting edge contemporary, from traditional painting to recycled plastics. Every few months the Museum is transformed. During the school year, this diverse schedule offers educators and students multiple opportunities to explore visual history and connect their Museum experience to classroom learning. In addition, every year an exhibition of student artwork is displayed throughout the Museum.

On View March 17 – June 30, 2024

There Is A Body: Legacy of the Ancestral Arts in the 21st Century

Guest curated by artist John Edmonds and organized by the KMA, There Is A Body highlights an intergenerational group of contemporary artists from the Black diaspora—David O. Alekhuogie, Sanford Biggers, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Matthew Angelo Harrison— who are forging personal connections to traditional African art and interrogating its appropriation by the Western art canon. Through a range of media and approaches, these artists explore ideas of race, agency, history, and collective memory. The exhibition includes photography, sculpture, video, works on paper, and mixed media.

Tours for younger students will focus on themes of identity, artists' choices, materials, and symbols. Through inquiry-based discussions, older students will consider how artists investigate ideas of power, racism, authenticity, reclamation, and cultural heritage. Tours also include a mixed-media art project that connects to ideas about identity and heritage.

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Educator Preview and Workshop with Damien Davis
Tuesday, March 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM


Stellar Reverberations: African Masks in Outer Space
In the Pollack Family Learning Center

Damien Davis takes over The Pollack Family Learning Center with a site-specific installation. This interactive work explores the connection between cultural heritage and the boundless cosmos through an Afrofuturist lens. Using familiar silhouettes and icons, Davis creates an imaginary intergalactic environment inspired by the voyage of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to visit outer space. Young visitors can engage with the installation by turning, twisting, and rearranging larger-than-life moving parts.

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Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist whose work has been showcased at prominent institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Davis was formerly Curator of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in Harlem and is currently the Residency + Programs Manager at Project for Empty Space and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Purchase College (SUNY).