Date - October 29, 2016
2:15 pm until 5:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY, 10536
Please note: The John Stomberg program is now sold out.
Join me for a visit to the Katonah Museum of Art for a tour of their exhibition Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection. The public tour will begin at 2:30pm and will be followed by the program Seeking Henri: Matisse Through the Eyes of Ellsworth Kelly.
From the website: katonahmuseum.org
MATISSE DRAWINGS: CURATED BY ELLSWORTH KELLY
FROM THE PIERRE AND TANA MATISSE FOUNDATION COLLECTION
October 23, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection, a unique exploration of Henri Matisse’s drawings by one of America’s greatest abstract artists, provides new insight into the French master’s work. For this special exhibition, Ellsworth Kelly surveyed Matisse’s drawings from 1900 through 1950, revealing Matisse’s process and the range of his creativity as a draughtsman. Many of the 45 works on view, from quick sketches to highly detailed images, have rarely or never-before been exhibited. To accompany this display, Kelly selected work from his own large-scale Suite of Plant Lithographs (1964–66) for presentation in an adjacent gallery, illuminating both the sympathies and distinct differences between the two artists. The entire installation, including frame choice and placement of works, was conceived by Kelly, and this is among the last exhibitions on which he worked before his death (December 27, 2015). In his tribute to Kelly, Jerry Saltz described him as “the artist I now think of as the American Matisse.”
Public tour is free with admission: Free for KMA members, $10 for non-members
Payment upon arrival, at admissions desk. I have no-cost KMA visitor passes for the first 4 Cultural Pursuit members who respond.
RSVP to Laura by 10/27
SEEKING HENRI: MATISSE THROUGH THE EYES OF ELLSWORTH KELLY
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
$20 KMA Members/$25 Non-Members/$15 Students.
Register online or call (914) 767-2961.
Join John R. Stomberg, Ph.D., Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, as he discusses the insights he gleaned when working with Ellsworth Kelly during Kelly’s curation of this exhibition. John was the Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum when Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection originated there in 2014.
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah NY 10536
Before our KMA visit, members are invited to join me for brunch at The Barn at the Bedford Post Inn:
The Barn, by Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group is a casual restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served during the week, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Unwind in the convivial space filled with reclaimed wood beams, rustic décor and a large working fireplace while enjoying salads, sandwiches, great brunch options and an emphasis on healthy seasonal dishes as well as country classics.
The Barn Restaurant at Bedford Post Inn, 954 Old Post Road, Bedford, New York