MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 | Montclair Art Museum
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MAM: The Flowering presents 32 enchanting floral interpretations of works of art currently on view in MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. This not-to-be-missed exhibition will be open to the public for just one week: May 11–15, 2016. For more information on the exhibition, including visiting hours and featured designers, visit




Deborah Hirsch & Betty Murphy




Gretchen Prater

Artist, Patron, and Mentor

Bank of America

Philanthropic Corporate Leader in Arts and Culture



FLORAL DESIGN CHAIR: Cynthia Corhan-Aitken







Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation


Sandra Carter & Ann Schaffer, Co-Chairs

Thursday, May 12



Luncheon and Conversation with Melissa Garcia and Charcy Evers


Fashion Show by Bloomingdale's, The Mall at Short Hills


Flower Ball



Meredith Bergmann, Chair


Saturday, May 14


An Evening of Admiration and Adornment



Silent Auction now available online: browse & bid now!


Black Tie


Midnight in the Garden



Cleo Davis-Urman & Vanessa Yurkevich, Co-Chairs


Saturday, May 14


9:30 p.m.—1 a.m. The celebration continues at an after-dark soirée!


Direct transportation from NYC available. Contact for details!








Help Another Woman’s Career Blossom!


In tandem with the luncheon, MAM also invites you to reach into your own fashion collection to bring clean, gently worn “career appropriate” shoes and costume jewelry to be donated to Career Closet in Livingston. You will be helping a woman present herself with confidence as she prepares to enter the workforce. Click here to learn more about Career Closet and click here to find out how to donate.



Silent Auction


The ‪MAM: The Flowering‬ silent auction is now available online! Shop now!

Even if you can't attend MAM: The Flowering special events, you can win! Browse and bid on unforgettable theater at NJPAC, NYC Ballet, and the Met Opera; artistic excursions at MAM, Grounds for Sculpture, the MET, Christie's, and artist studios; original artwork; luxurious spa and beauty items from Bobbi Brown and Lâncome; timeless and custom jewelry by Tiffany's and Frederic Goodman Jewelers; high end fashion and accessories; home decor and services; wine and dining; and so much more.



Frances Pelzman Liscio

Frances Pelzman Liscio has had her work showcased in countless group and solo shows. Her work has been published in fine art and design blogs and magazines including Design Sponge, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Lucky and Elle Décor and is included in private collections, corporate offices, and medical facilities. Her work has graced CD and record albums, book and magazine covers, notecards, home goods and Yoga wear. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey. The Montclair Art Museum is incredibly grateful to Frances for lending her artwork to this year’s Art in Bloom graphic brand identity and especially for creating a beautiful limited edition print for our high-level donors.


Botanical alphabet courtesy of artist Frances Pelzman Liscio, all rights reserved.



Art in Bloom Committee


Lisa and Joseph Amato

Adunni Slackman Anderson and Herman L. Anderson

Linny Andlinger

Joan Barrett

Paige Barrett

Marshall Bergmann

Susan Brady and Mustafa Abadan

Terri Breen

Linda Breler

Nan Bylin

Betty and Jack Cannell

Sylvia Cohn

Elaine Pantages Conti

Jennifer Conti

Wanda R. Croudy

Samantha Dana

Oliver Davis-Urman

Beverly and Joe Dempsey

Devon Eagle

Charcy Evers

Leslie Ford

Lynn and Stephen Glasser

Michelle and Seth Glasser

Jake Goldstein

Fannie Gray

Anna Hazard

Roxanne Hersh

Becky Hirsch

Peter Hirsch

Tim Hirsch

Anita and Jack Kassel

Debbie Kozak

Joyce Pokoy Kurtulus and Osman Kurtulus

Joanne Langbein

Laura Liscio

Kristin and Keith Mackay

Diane Marisca

Sydney McCutcheon

Caitlin Mullen

Eliot Pepe

Lyn Reiter

Marjorie Rich

Jacklyn and Sean Rider

Claire Rosen

Spencer Rubin

Ivonne Ruggles

Mel Schaffer

Susannah Schaffer

Carrie Schwartz

Sharon and Chris Sevrens

Poonam Shah and Adam McCoy

Adrian Shelby and Edward Bindel

Cheryl Slutzky

Sarah Stransky

Susan Straten

Tessie Thomas

Tesie Torres

Donna M. Uher-Imperatore

Emelil Walter

Margo Walter

Allison Yurkevich

Deborah Zafman


For more information, please contact:
Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, 973-259-5143,


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