Katonah Museum of Art

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Katonah Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Katonah Museum of Art, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, is a non-collecting institution dedicated to encouraging the enjoyment, appreciation and study of the visual arts by visitors of all ages. The Museum offers a series of changing exhibitions, active community outreach, and over 150 lectures, workshops, and concerts annually.
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travelingal60
New York City, NY54 contributions
Tight COVID controls ruined the experience
Aug 2020
I went to this museum in August 2020, which was during COVID, and this was one of the first museums to reopen. The Bisa Butler exhibit was wonderful but the experience of being in this museum was overwhelmingly awful. It was a one way flow with boxes marked on the floor and only one party could be in a box at a time even if it was a party of one. One of the docents was so annoying that she literally followed me around and reprimanded me for stepping into the wrong box even if I was the only one in the gallery at the time. I received conflicting information from different docents and where one could step. The experience was so utterly bad that I was close to tears when I left, I called and emailed the director to complain but just received a quick response saying that it would be looked into. I have since been to numerous other museums in NYC as well as surrounding areas and the experiences have all been different but wonderful, nothing like the treatment received here. Proceed with caution or wait until the pandemic is long over.
Written March 2, 2021
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TommyBoy94
Philadelphia, PA740 contributions
Good Looking Place. Helpful Staff.Captivating Exhibit
Aug 2020
Amazing exhibit of a woman who uses fabric to elevate already extraordinary black and white photographs of African Americans. Hard to explain unless you see it or at least order a catalog. Covid Compliant. Masks and social distance required. Patrons only allowed in one direction in the exhibit halls and, again, clearly marked distancing.
Written August 22, 2020
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Jason L
Belchertown, MA34 contributions
Biggest waste of time and money
Nov 2019
This was far to expensive to walk around for 10 min for 3 rooms of art. Not worth a trip or 20 bucks they charge u to get in
Written November 4, 2019
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SuzyQ
80 contributions
Great guided tour. Worth the time
Oct 2019 • Solo
The museum changes exhibits several times a year making this a great destination often. The guided tour at 230 is part of your admission and well worth it. Interactive tour with great insights.
Museum well light nicely laid out. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable
Written October 16, 2019
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Jory O
Rhinebeck, NY50 contributions
For a small country museum it is nationally and internationally recognized.
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is an incredible museum that represents a host of artist from around the country and world. Has an annual students art show that is supervised by the Museum but put together by a committee of students. It is the one show a year where kids can have recognition of their art like a professional. Schools coming from this side of the Hudson River as well as on the other and into Connecticut have received accolades from distinguished papers like the New York Times and Daily News along with county papers. The Show this year went on for three weeks with an opportunity to buy their works. A powerful statement that they will have on their resumes if they should go on to colleges of Art & Design. Besides this format there is a program for youngsters to participate in art programs in a separate room off the main gallery. Events take place year round and in the Summer there are outdoor concerts and readings. Being a non for profit organization many of the staff have come a long way in having their lives and work appreciated on a professional level. In the beginning the Katonah Museum was housed in the town's library. First in the attic and then moved to a space on the lower level. For many years it was called the Katonah Gallery which took on volunteer women and men who were interested in the arts. Out of their efforts and dedication the Gallery drew in more recognition for its variety of artists. Shows representing arts of Asia, of the once Native Indians of the Lower Hudson Valley with their crafts and customs, they have had artisans from Scandinavia, and so forth. And because of popularity it was then decided to expand into a larger building and so it later became what it is today...The Katonah Museum. One note...through this gallery/museum an adjunct group was formed called The Katonah Museum Artists Association which has members representing their art and talents creating a more diversified community. I highly recommend you visiting this Museum on Jay Street outside of the town of Katonah, New York.
Written July 10, 2018
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Dobbstraveler
Dobbs Ferry, NY1,508 contributions
Lovely small museum
Apr 2018 • Couples
It’s refreshing to visit a museum small enough to view everything on exhibit without spending hours there. The modern building often has interesting exhibits, including a few outdoor sculptures. It is en route to Caramoor, a perfect stop before a concert.
Written May 30, 2018
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Bookistan5
Brooklyn, NY498 contributions
Exemplary and adventurous small-town museum
Mar 2018 • Couples
We are accustomed to the big-city museums of NY and LA, so for those familiar with those kinds of museums, the quality will not disappoint. Lovely building with a couple of spacious galleries, a smaller gallery dedicated to local artists, and another space for kids activities. We did not tour the grounds as we were visiting in winter. We saw a show of contemporary Muslim artists based in the US and in their native countries. The exhibition included work by internationally recognized, and was very well curated. Would definitely visit again!
Written March 18, 2018
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MHess50
MHess34 contributions
Great, World-class Museum
Jan 2018 • Family
Great shows and intimate space makes viewing super nice. Beautiful garden space out back for concerts and large sculpture.
Written March 3, 2018
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Anise2014
Armonk, NY598 contributions
Small and Varied
Feb 2018 • Friends
Museum is more a gallery, focused on one or not more than two themes at a time. Very interesting and sometimes odd exhibits. Worth a visit.
Written February 15, 2018
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Robert S
Katonah, NY5 contributions
Great to have in the neighborhood
May 2017
We go to the Katonah Museum once a year for the past 15 or more years. Top quality, small, museum that is well worth the hour
Written December 21, 2017
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Katonah Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM