Bisa Butler: Portraits – POSTPONED

The Katonah Museum of Art will be closed until further notice. This exhibition is postponed.

MARCH 15 – JUNE 14
Bisa Butler: Portraits will be 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-thanlife
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.

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

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Sunday, June 14, 2020
Times: All Day

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