Thursday, April 18, 2013
A South Orange resident visited Montclair's museum this week.
An 1913 exhibit now at the Montclair Art Museum recently received a visit from a South Orange resident who was born around the time of its original opening. Ethel Rosenfeld was born in New York City on Feb. 20, 1913, just three days after the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as the Armory Show, opened at the 69th Regiment Armory Building. That same exhibit is now at the Montclair Art Museum, titled The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913. She visited the Montclair Art Museum this week with her daughter and met with Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky. The museum presented Rosenfeld with a commemorative 100th birthday present.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Montclair Art Museum will be open late between 5 and 9 p.m.
The Montclair Art Museum will offer free admission and be open late between 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Free First Thursday Nights at the museum, located at 3 S. Mountain Ave., will include access to current exhibits The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show 1913, and Oscar Bluemner's America: Picturing Paterson, New Jersey. Tours of Oscar Bluemner's America: Picturing Paterson, NJ will be offered every hour on the half hour — 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. There will be a full-service bar with special prices at the event provided by Egan & Sons Restaurant and Bar. The bar will be cash only. Live music will be provided by the Montclair State University John J. Cali School of Music Jazz Studies Program, led by saxophonist Dan Braden. The …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Parents and children attend Montclair Art Museum's Free First Thursday Nights and recreate a miniaturized model of the township.
What would Montclair look like if it were created from LEGOs? Parents and students found out last week at the Montclair Art Museum. During the museum's Free First Thursday Nights on March 7, architect Stephen Schwartz of Building Blocks Workshops led those who attended through rebuilding landmarks in town from LEGOs. As the night progressed, miniature buildings rose and were placed on a large paper street map spread out on the museum's floor. You can see images from the night in the photo gallery above.
Monday, December 24, 2012
A daytrip destination with special events
Time to get out of the house? Ready for a new and nearby adventure? The Newark Museum is hosting Holiday Fun Days on Dec. 28, 29 and 30. The museum will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day. Here are the activities: Celebrate the end of 2012 with a top 10 list at the Newark Museum! 10. Take photos: Take pictures on a gallery scavenger hunt 9. Dance: Get fit while learning a new dance move 8. Make Noise: Make a musical instrument and play a tune in the galleries 7. Eat: Cooking lessons for young chefs-in-training 6. Touch: Get a close up look at some of our teaching collection objects 5. Watch a movie or performance 4. Play computer games: Try our Fire Museum, Generation Fit and Nature & Art computer games 3. Break something: be a …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The museum is currently collecting utensils to be used in an upcoming exhibit.
Utensils can be used for more than just eating -- at least that’s what the Montclair Art Museum believes. Instead of relegating flatware to the world of domesticity and kitchen tables, the museum is preparing to use forks, spoons, knives and more for a sculpture that will grace the museum’s collection. The sculpture will be created by Jean Shin, a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. “I thought she would be a great fit for us,” said Alexandra Schwartz, curator of contemporary art at the museum. Schwartz said Shin will melt down the donated flatware and forge it into a tree sculpture, which is expected to be presented in September 2013. The sculpture will play on Montclair’s abundance of foliage and stately trees, and include …