Experience the transformative power of visual arts at the Katonah Museum of Art

The museum changes its exhibitions every few months, and right now it is embracing “Tradition Interrupted” - where international artists merge traditional craft with modern ideas.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2022, 11:07 AM

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Experience the transformative power of visual arts at the Katonah Museum of Art on this week’s Road Trip: Close to Home. 
The museum changes its exhibitions every few months, and right now it is embracing “Tradition Interrupted” - where international artists merge traditional craft with modern ideas. 
“KMA is really unique in that we are a non-collecting institution, so all of our exhibitions are special programs,” says KMA Curator Emily Handlin.
Each piece breaks down known stereotypes in different ways.  
Like a traditional Middle Eastern rug that looks like it’s melting -- but it can also be interpreted to symbolize the unraveling of the standard oil industry in that part of the world.
Or skateboards topped with a Muslim prayer rug.  It’s designed to look like the motion of a kickflip—but combining prayer and skateboarding — highlights some hidden similarities. 
An exhibit with porcelain take-out containers is particularly intriguing. “It makes us think about how we go through these sort of rituals of dining now. Like whereas we used to all eat together, maybe out of porcelain plates, now we’re eating in our cars out of these takeout containers right. So she’s kind of highlighting that cultural difference,” says Handlin.
Another place that is special is the Caramoor Center for Music & The Arts, which is right down the road from the Katonah Museum of Art. 
The summer concert series will captivate you with live music — from classical, opera, jazz and so much more!



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