Bisa Butler: Portraits

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July 26 – OCTOBER 4
Bisa Butler: Portraits is the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work which has now become the focus of international attention. This exhibition will feature approximately 20 of her vivid, larger-than life quilts that capture African American identity and culture. Butler, a formally trained artist of Ghanaian heritage, challenges the division between painting on canvas and stitching fabric by fashioning magnificent portrait quilts, thus elevating a medium hitherto designated as craft to one that is high art. The vibrant portrayals of African American life and the tales the quilts tell are largely based on photographs from which Butler takes inspiration. Following the KMA, the show will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago. Free to members. Non-members pay museum admission.

Museum hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Closed Monday

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Presenter: Katonah Museum of Art
Presenter Phone: 914-232-9555
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