Daily Admissions: Tenacity & Resilience: The Art Of Jerry Pinkney

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022 @ 10:00 AM Past Event
Daily Admissions: Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney
Tenacity& Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney Honoring the work of Jerry Pinkney (1939-2021), Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney features more than eighty illustrations, dummy books, and working drawings from nine children’s books from 1979 to 2020. The works encompass issues of social justice, resilience, and tenacity in the face of adversity. They convey powerful messages related to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America as well as personal tales of courage and aspiration. The range of works reveals Pinkney’s multifaceted talents as an inspired master watercolorist, draftsman, and storyteller.The books represented in this show include Minty (1996), a story of Harriet Tubman in her youth, and A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation (2019). Works from the following children’s books are also featured: Tonweya and the Eagles and Other Lakota Tales (1979); I Want to Be (1993); John Henry(1994); Goin’ Someplace Special(2001); God Bless the Child (2004); Sweethearts of Rhythm(2009); and The Little Mermaid(2020). Docent Tours at 2:30 PM daily, included with Museum admission.ASense of Community: Celebrating Jerry Pinkney's Legacy In the KMA’s Spot Gallery and Learning Center, A Sense of Community: Celebrating Jerry Pinkney’s Legacy explores Pinkney’s role as a mentor to, and model for, artists and illustrators of color. It includes the work of nine contemporary illustrators—Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, Elbrite Brown, Bryan Collier, Gordon James, Oge Mora, Brian Pinkney, James Ransome, Shadra Strickland, and Eric Velasquez—who are, like Pinkney, dedicated to making children’s literature more inclusive and diverse. The exhibition will be co-curated by James Ransome, who was Pinkney’s close friend and mentee, and is himself a well-regarded artist and illustrator.Jerry Pinkney was one of America’s most admired children’s book illustrators. He won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, among many other honors. Pinkney’s work was previously featured in a 1998 group show at the Montclair Art Museum entitled Shared Stories: Exploring Cultural Diversity. Pinkney also delivered the 29th Annual Julia Norton Babson Memorial Lecture in 2015 on the topic “The Illustrator’s Eye, Real and Imagined.” He observed: “I am a storyteller at heart. There is something special about knowing that your stories can alter the way people see the world, and their place within it.”Visiting the Katonah Museum of ArtThe Katonah Museum of Art is pleased to welcome its members and the public to its galleries and grounds. The KMA is committed to keeping you healthy and safe. To help prepare for your visit, please review the policies and other useful information below to help ensure your safety, the quality of your visit, and the security of the art on display. Masks are recommended for all visitors (age 2+) regardless of vaccination status. For updates, please before coming to the Museum. Admission and HoursAdvance tickets are recommended.Select the date you will be visiting the Museum and arrive any time up to 30 minutes before closing.Please present your confirmation email either printed or on your phone at the Guest Services Desk.Katonah Museum of Art members are suggested to reserve tickets, but there will be no charge. Please note: KMA Members will be asked to show their membership card for verification upon arrival.All transactions will be by credit or debit card, no cash will be accepted.Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMSunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PMClosed MondayDocent Tours are offered at 2:30 pm Daily and are free with Museum admission.Last admission to the museum is 30 minutes before closing.Visitors are required to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct(see below) and to follow Visitor Etiquette (see below).Upon checking out, please make sure to leave your browser open until you receive a confirmation that your order has been processed. If you do not receive this message or a confirmation e-mail, your order has not been processed.Visitor Code of ConductBy reserving your timed ticket, you agree to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct and to play your part in keeping the Museum safe for both visitors and staff.Health and SafetyIndoors, masks are recommended for everyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.Outdoors, masks are optional for all.Hand sanitizer is available for your use when you enter the Museum and in the public areas.If you are not feeling well or have been in close proximity to someone with COVID, please do not come to the Museum. (If you become ill after purchasing a ticket, please contact the Museum to reschedule your visit.)The contact information you provided when purchasing your ticket will be used if we need to notify you of any COVID-19 exposure. Likewise, should you become ill with COVID-19 following your visit, please notify the Museum as soon as possible.Social DistancingPlease maintain six feet between yourself, other visitors, and Museum staff.LiabilityBy reserving tickets, you confirm that you are aware that visiting the Katonah Museum of Art includes risks arising from possible exposure to communicable diseases, including COVID-19. You knowingly and voluntarily accept this risk and assume full responsibility for any injury, illness, or other loss that you may sustain as a result.Visitor EtiquetteOur members and frequent visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art will be familiar with the following rules, designed to make your visit enjoyable and to protect the artwork, as well as our guests.Please help us by following these guidelines.Please keep a distance of at least three feet from the artworks. Do not touch any artwork at any timeFor the current exhibition, informal photography for your personal use is permitted in the galleries. Flash is not permitted.Please silence your phone and, if you must take a call, exit the gallery and do so in the Sculpture Garden.Food, drink, chewing gum and tobacco products are not allowed in the galleries.Please leave large bags or backpacks in your car, as we cannot accommodate them in the galleries at this time.Do not carry children on shoulders.Strollers are allowed in the galleries, but they must be pushed by adults at all times.We ask that children younger than 12 be supervised by an adult at all times.
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