Wordscapes – Poetry and Landscape at the Katonah Museum of Art

When:
July 13, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Where:
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
USA
Cost:
Custom

On Sunday, July 13, come to the Katonah Museum of Art for a day celebrating poetry and landscape, complementing the Museum’s current exhibition, Iceland: Artists Respond to Place.

 

Words in the Woods – a family poetry activity

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Visitors of all ages explore the poetic sights, sounds and scents of the landscape

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

 

Writing the Land, with Verlyn Klinkenborg

2 – 4 pm

Learn new ways to approach writing about the landscape. The biggest obstacle most writers face isn’t what they don’t know. It’s what they believe they know—the common, false assumptions that make writing almost impossible. We’ll spend an afternoon doing away with those assumptions and, in the process, help you find the tools that will make good writing and real creativity possible.  Ages 16 and up.

Cost: $30 Members, $40 non-members

 

Poetry Slam: Write it, Read it, Shout it Out!

5 – 7:30 pm

Make yourself heard in this first-ever poetry slam at the KMA. The open slam starts with a performance by National Slam Icon Eric ZORK Alan. Bring 1 -2 poems to share in the open slam, or just bring your open ears and clapping hands. If you love poetry, you will love it more. If you hate poetry, this event will change your mind.

5 – 6 pm: Practice poetry slam skills with ZORK

6 – 7:30 pm: Poetry Slam at the KMA

Cost: $15 Members, $20 non-members, Students with current ID, FREE.

 

To register for these programs, call 914.232.9555

 

WHEN:

Sunday, July 13

1:30 – 7:30 pm

 

WHERE:

The Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY

 

The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay Street (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region.  Located at the northern end of Katonah’s “Museum Mile” just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station.

 

The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience, as well as   innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages three through twelve.  The Museum’s innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government.

The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000 square-foot building.

 

*Museum hours: Sunday: 12pm – 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Closed Monday.

 

*General Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors & Students, Members & Children (under the age of 12) always enter free

 

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