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Will Barnet: A Centennial Celebration

February 3, 2011 - August 20, 2011

Barnet's highly original recent work builds upon the foundation of his Indian Space work of the 1950s, which is based upon the Native American–inspired integration of organic and geometric pictograph forms within a flat, seamless space. These works were begun in 2003 and were exhibited at the...

Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers: Selections from the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection

February 3, 2011 - July 16, 2011

… they don’t look like anyone else’s flowers. They have a certain archness to them,
a certain edge that flowers generally do not have.
—Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was one of the most innovative photographers of his generation. Best known for...

Motor Lodge: An Installation by Dan Funderburgh

December 31, 2010 - June 29, 2012

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Art Stairway


Artist Statement
Dan Funderburgh, Artist


The automotive icons and detritus scattered here are both litter and artifact. The scene references simultaneously a forensic crash site...

Potters, Patrons, and Promises: Gifts from Audrey and Norbert Gaelen

September 23, 2010 - January 1, 2011

In 1980, while touring the American Southwest, Norbert and Audrey Gaelen became enamored with Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Native American art, particularly native pottery. Their interest and passion continues today with not only works in clay but also paintings, sculptures, and glass. The Gaelens...

What is Portraiture?

September 23, 2010 - November 5, 2011

The works in this permanent collection exhibition were selected to challenge and extend conventional concepts of portraiture. A portrait is usually considered to be an artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant in order to display the likeness,...

Living for Art: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

September 23, 2010 - January 1, 2011

If you're rich, it's easy to start a collection. But if you need your paycheck to pay the rent and phone bill, and you want to collect, you've got to depend on instinct. What you feel in your head and heart. Wits and guts. —Herbert Vogel, 1992

I think knowing the artists...

Engaging Nature: American and Native American Artists (A.D. 1200 - 2004)

May 14, 2010 - August 6, 2011

This is the first exhibition ever presented by the Museum to integrate American and Native American art from the collection from all time periods and around a central theme. More than half of the nearly 40 works have never or rarely been displayed.


The works in the exhibition...

A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund

February 6, 2010 - July 24, 2010

A Force for Change is the first exhibition to explore the legacy of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, created in 1917 by the well known Chicago businessman and philanthropist. The Rosenwald Fund's Fellowship Program was designed to foster black leadership through the arts, literature, and...

Cezanne and American Modernism

September 12, 2009 - January 8, 2010

Cézanne’s greatness lies more in an intensely individual way of seeing nature than as an expresser of abstract artistic concepts. In other terms, he falls in with the class headed by such men as Giotto and Rembrandt, who merged their aesthetic qualities inextricably with their particular...

Out of the Vault: 95 Years of Collecting at MAM

August 7, 2009 - July 17, 2010

Marking the occasion of MAM’s 95th anniversary, and its distinction as the first institution in New Jersey designed as a museum, the exhibition celebrates the Museum’s unique focus on American and Native American art in this installation of over 60 works. The works selected include 23 recent...

The Wyeths: Three Generations

March 7, 2009 - July 18, 2009

For three generations, the Wyeths have created art that captures the imagination and admiration of a wide audience. This exhibition presents more than sixty paintings, drawings, and illustrations by N. C. (Newell Converse) Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The works—...

American Figurative Works 1908–1940: The Soyer Bequest

October 18, 2008 - January 31, 2009

The Soyer Bequest reflects the combined interests, tastes, and friendships of two artists of differing professions—the painter Moses Soyer (1899–1974) and his wife, Ida (1908–1970), a dancer. Having become acquainted with the excellent reputation of the Montclair Art Museum, the Soyers agreed to...

Philip Pearlstein: Objectifications

October 18, 2008 - January 31, 2009

This exhibition displayed 40 works, including Pearlstein’s first, award-winning high school work, Merry-Go-Round; his expressionist works of the 1950s; his signature, post-1961 female and male studio nudes; lesser-known landscapes and cityscapes; and a selection of his portraits. Among...

Eloquent Vistas: The Art of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography from the George Eastman House Collection

June 14, 2008 - September 13, 2008

The American land, expansive and spectacular, has been a central force in shaping American culture. From The Leatherstocking Tales of James Fenimore Cooper to the majestic landscapes of Ansel Adams, it has inspired the creativity of authors and artists and captured our collective imagination....

Morgan Russell and His Modern Mentors

June 14, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Most modern painters like to think of themselves as “inventors,” though few, if any, start from nowhere or nothing. Virtually every creative journey sets out from a particular location, and Morgan Russell’s voyage (1886–1953) was no exception.

At the Art Students League in New York and...

Tribal Roots in the Garden State: 2008 New Jersey Arts Annual Crafts

February 13, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Tribal Roots in the Garden State, is one of a unique series of exhibitions cosponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts that highlight the work of visual artists and craftspeople in the state. This year, the juried exhibition includes 79 works by 37 artists. The textiles,...