A warm and intimate setting to explore art, the gray stucco modernist building housing the Katonah Museum of Art was designed by famed architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. And the outdoor sculpture garden with a gravel courtyard and towering 100-year-old Norwegian spruce trees is the perfect setting to enjoy sculpture surrounded by nature. With no permanent collection to tie it down, this small museum is able to present a broad scope of exhibitions.
Best Museum 2009
Best Local Museum 2008
The art of winging it: For CrossTalk, the speaker series sponsored by the Katonah Museum of Art and the Katonah Village Library, experts in different fields are thrown together, and a conversation between them evolves naturally. The process is totally engrossing. “There’s no telling how their themes will intersect, or how the participants will click. It’s the fun of letting go of and trusting that our experts will create a great mash-up,” says Allison Chernow, director of development for the Katonah Museum. Look for a CrossTalk with founding artistic director of The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festvial Terrence O’Brien and The Peak’s on-air personality Jimmy Fink on July 15.