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Special Event Includes After-Hours Gallery Access to Matisse and American Art


Friday, June 16, 7–10 p.m.


MONTCLAIR, NJ, May 25, 2017—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will conclude its celebration of all things Matisse with its annual Wine Bar, bringing together community, wine and, of course, art to toast the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Matisse and American Art. “Au Revoir, Matisse” will take place Friday, June 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from Au Revoir, Matisse support enhanced educational outreach and accessible programs for children of all ages.


Enjoy an evening under the stars! Ticket includes a dynamic wine tasting, with a variety of wines and generous pours available throughout the event. Hors d’oeuvres will complement and satisfy appetites. Let your inner artist out with Matisse-themed art activities for adults. A DJ will keep guests entertained all night.


The evening will also provide one of the last opportunities to view the critically acclaimed special exhibition Matisse and American Art before it closes on June 18. Attendees will have special after-hours access to all galleries and exhibitions including the critically acclaimed shows Matisse and American Art; Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection; and Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series.


New this year, guests can choose to enhance their tasting with three specialty cocktails to try. Separate charge applies for cocktail tasting. The event will go on rain or shine—but the party will move indoors if needed.


Tickets for "Au Revoir, Matisse!" can be purchased at montclairartmuseum.org/winebar and are $100 in advance/$125 at the door. Guests must be 21 to attend.


Related Exhibitions

Matisse and American Art examines the French master's influence on American art from 1907 to the present, presenting 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints and works on paper by Henri Matisse and the American artists he inspired, including Max Weber, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, and others. Matisse and American Art runs through June 18, 2017.
Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection is drawn entirely from the Montclair Art Museum's permanent collection and comprises 53 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 42 American artists including Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave, Donald Judd, and others. The show runs through Summer 2018.
Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series explores the dialogue between Taylor Pickett's artwork and that of renowned French artist Henri Matisse. It features 76 collages as well as four hand-made books, and it runs through July 2, 2017.


General Event Information

More information about "Au Revoir, Matisse!" and other special events is available on MAM's website at montclairartmuseum.org. Tickets are available online as well as by contacting Emily Nso Washington at 973-259-5158 or ewashington@montclairartmuseum.org .

"Au Revoir, Matisse!" will also be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #mamwinebar.


Wine Bar Committee

Jo Mathisen, Chair; Adunni & Herman Anderson, Meredith Bergmann, Sharla Blanz, Joahne Carter, Liza Cohn, Leslie Ford, Alixon & Brendan Gill, Fannie Gray, Christine James, Allison Kimmich, Joyce Pokoy-Kurtulus & Osman Kurtulus, Joanne Langbein, Jennifer Ley, Kristin & Keith MacKay, Tanya L. Poteat, Lisa Prince, Sharon Sevrens, Jonathan Simon, Tessie Thomas.

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