Sunday, October 29, 2023

THURSDAY, November 2, 2023: Westchester Sketchers at the Katonah Museum of Art


Thank you to Naomi Leiseroff for making the arrangements for us to sketch at KMA.

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.

Current Exhibits on view include:
Stories of Syria's Textiles: Art and Heritage across Two Millennia 
October 15, 2023 - January 28, 2024

This exhibit illuminates the important role that textile production has played in Syrian culture from antiquity to the present.  The objects in the show, which include textile fragments, men and women’s clothing, limestone relief sculptures and a series of contemporary photographs related to silk production, draw a thread across time.   

Rhonda Khalifeh: Immortal Stitch
October 15, 2023 - January 28, 2024

Experience a unique fabric installation and experiment with various textile arts activities in the Pollack Family Learning Center.  Immortal Stitch grapples with shifting notions of identity and loss of place.  Using a combination of repurposed aghabani tablecloths and hand-dyed silk and wool, Rhonda Khalifeh's installation explores material heritage and her past and present relationship with Syrian craft. Khalifeh is a Syrian-American artist, dyer, and print designer based in New York.

The Haas Brothers: Jungle Fool
March 12, 2023 - June 23, 2024

Jungle Fool, a 7-foot-tall sculpture, exhibits otherworldly, anthropomorphic features which, despite being fiendishly freaky, feel welcoming and blissfully unconnected to the harder, earthier problems we mortals all experience. It represents self-expression and individuality and speaks to more significant social issues such as race, gender, and women's rights, with the undercurrents of humor, compassion, and true humanity. Humorously animalistic, with a comical nod to sexuality, it creates opportunities for people to think differently about the world and its future.


DATE: THURSDAY, November 2, 2023.

Start time: 10:30 AM  Please arrive on time as someone will be giving us an introduction to the exhibition at 10:45 AM.

LOCATION: Katonah Museum of Art 134 Jay Street - Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: (914) 232-9555

From NYC: Take the Harlem/Metro North Line to White Plains. Please contact Marianne (914) 355-6507 if you would like a ride from the station.  Alternately, board the Anderson Hill Road bus No. 12 or take a taxi to campus.

LUNCH:  Please bring a snack/lunch to have if you get hungry. There are no food options at the Museum.  If the weather is okay we can meet and have lunch in the sculpture garden.  This is the museum’s preference. If it is raining they will allow us to meet and eat in the Learning Center.  There are tables and chairs in both locations

SHOW and TELL: 1:00 PM. We will share our drawings and tell stories. This is the social part of our day and is not to be missed.

  • Admission: We can buy tickets on November 2nd.  Seniors $6, others $12.
  • Reciprocal Admission: Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA), North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Members.  Also check check your local Library Pass Program.
  • The museum does have stools and we should use them.
  • Food, drink, chewing gum and tobacco products are not allowed in the galleries.
  • PENCIL ONLY in the galleries, and we have to be sitting down when we draw, not walking or standing with pencils out. We can use watercolor and non messy materials in the Learning Center and outside, of course. There is a sink in the Learning Center for washing up.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507

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