Music & Art Jul 22, 2014

Icelandic Midsummer Day at the Katonah Museum of Art

Celebrate summer the Icelandic way on July 27 in Katonah, NY.

The Katonah Museum of Art is featuring three exhibitions of Icelandic art from June 29 – September 28, 2014. Keeping with the Icelandic theme, the museum is hosting an Icelandic Midsummer Day on Sunday, July 27 from 12-7:30 PM with a variety of activities, including the chance to meet Icelandic horses, drink Icelandic Glacial water and sip Brennivin! Read on for the complete schedule, or visit to learn more.

Icelandic Midsummer Day (12 – 8 PM)

Enjoy food from the grill and gourmet ice cream all day long! Programs for all ages.

Icelandic Horses

Icelandic Horses walk, trot and canter just like other horses, but they also move in two gaits unique to the breed. The tölt is an extremely smooth four-beated gait, and the flying pace is a fast two-beat lateral racing gait at which Icelandic horses can move up to 30 miles per hour. Meet Icelandic horses and watch riding demonstrations.

Icelandscapes: terrarium workshops with Wave Hill’s Laurel Rimmer

About 470 species of native plants are found in Iceland, half of which are thought to be glacial survivors from the Ice Age. Large areas of bare rock, stony deserts, sandy wastelands and lava fields define the sub-arctic landscape. Join terrarium specialist from Wave Hill, New York City’s famed public garden, to create your own Icelandic-themed terrarium (adults) or open dish garden (children).

Icelandic Lopi wool

A knitting wool spun from the fleece of Icelandic sheep, Lopi is made up of two layers, each with a different texture. The wet-resistant outer coat contains long, coarse fibers, while the insulating layer beneath consists of soft, short fibers. Spun together, the two layers create Lopi yarn and roving, natural products made from raw sheep’s fleece.  Join your KMA friends and enjoy some wild and wooly creations: watch a needle felting demonstration; make your own mini-sheep using real Icelandic roving. Free with Museum Admission.

Story teller Bill Gordh brings Icelandic stories to life

Curator’s tour of ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place

Evening Food, Drink and Music