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On view through January 23, 2022
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, New York

Organized around a select series of arrival moments—from Columbus in 1492 to the present day—”Arrivals” is a conversation about the stories we have told ourselves and those we have kept silent. Through five centuries of art, the exhibition explores how artists have reckoned with the myths and origin stories that have shaped American identity. In the process, the artists on view chart distinctive aesthetic paths to define ideas of heritage and belonging, navigate their own arrival stories, and hold space for a more capacious understanding for all of us of what it means to be American.

“Arrivals” is guest curated by Heather Ewing and features some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present. More than fifty artists are featured, including Vanessa German, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Jaun Quick-to-See Smith, and Kara Walker, among others.

[Image: Norman Akers, Alien Conquest, 2014. Lithograph, 20 5/8 x 15 inches (52.4 x 38.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist ©Norman Akers]