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Montclair Art Museum Presents Weather Week October 15–22


OCTOBER 15–22, 2017


Weeklong Series Features Art Talks, Film Screenings,
Performances, and Readings in partnership with
Montclair Public Library, Citizens Climate Lobby,
 Montclair State University Environmental Club, and Toni’s Kitchen


Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event Exhibition on View
through January 7, 2018


MONTCLAIR, NJ, October 6, 2017—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is currently presenting Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event, an exhibition that examines the renowned artist’s lyrical landscape watercolors and drawings through both an artistic and scientific lens. To mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, MAM is providing an exhibition-related opportunity to look at current issues of weather and climate change. The Museum will present a weeklong series of events to inform and inspire action in partnership with Montclair Public Library, Montclair Citizens Climate Lobby, Montclair State University Environmental Club, and Toni’s Kitchen.


In addition to scheduled activities, several initiatives will be ongoing through the week. Montclair Public Library will offer a family-friendly Weather Week game. Get creative, explore, and discover weather in your community for a chance to win a family membership at MAM. MAM will also continue its #MAMweather social media contest. Share photos of your own weather events, from stormy skies to sunset clouds and sunbursts, with the hashtag #MAMweather on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for a chance to be featured in the galleries and on the Museum’s social media. The Museum will also serve as a drop-off point for donations for hurricane relief, coordinated with Toni’s Kitchen. Bring healthy non-perishables, diapers, cleaning supplies, and toiletries to the Museum through October 22.



Sunday, October 15

  • 12–5 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event exhibition at MAM
  • 1–4 p.m. Drop-in Studio at MAM
  • Weather Week Game kicks off at MPL and related book lists will be available


Monday, October 16

  • 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Babies in the Library storytime at MPL


Tuesday, October 17

  • 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Toddler storytime at MPL
  • 7 p.m. Hudson Shakespeare Co. presents Macbeth at MPL


Wednesday, October 18

  • 11 a.m. Family storytime at Bellevue Avenue Branch
  • 12–5 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event exhibition. at MAM
  • 2 p.m. The Every Wednesday Matinee screens White Squall at MPL
  • 8 p.m. Citizens Climate Lobby Introductory Call 1-866-642-1665


Thursday, October 19

  • 12–7 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event exhibition. at MAM
  • 4 p.m. Mother Goose storytime and craft at MPL
  • 7 p.m. 31st Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture: Charles E. Burchfield: Wind, Sunshine, and Sky at MAM


Friday, October 20

  • 12–5 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event exhibition at MAM
  • 7 p.m. The Little Read begins at MPL and around Montclair


Saturday, October 21

  • 12–5 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event exhibition at MAM
  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Little Read continues at MPL and around Montclair (at MAM 1 p.m.)
  • 2 p.m. Family Art Adventure at MAM


Sunday, October 22

  • 12–5 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event exhibition at MAM
  • 1–4 p.m. Drop-in Studio at MAM
  • Last day to complete Weather Week Game at MPL


Additional events and programs may be added; see for up-to-date details. If your nonprofit would like to get involved with Weather Week, contact


Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893–1967), Sunburst, 1929–31, oil on canvas. The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Works by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994, 19994:001.052. Reproduced with permission from the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.



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Montclair Businesses & Organizations Present Matisse Week May 13–20

MATISSE WEEK, MAY 13–20, 2017


Weeklong Festival Opens with Celebrate Matisse Fundraisers in Support of the Museum and Closes with the Chalk Walk Block Party in Montclair Center


Matisse and American Art Exhibition On View Through June 18, 2017


MONTCLAIR, NJ, May 1, 2017—It seems everyone is inspired by Matisse, and the town of Montclair is no exception. The Montclair Art Museum is currently presenting Matisse and American Art, a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by the French master Henri Matisse alongside the American artists he inspired, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Faith Ringgold, and others. Montclair is the sole venue for this ambitious show, and businesses and organizations across the town are rallying around it with a weeklong, town-wide celebration Matisse Week May 13–20, 2017.


“We are thrilled to present this vibrant and exclusive show and grateful to all the businesses, organizations, Montclairions, and friends in our incredible community who will be capturing this Matisse moment with fun and festivities,” said Lora Urbanelli, director of the Montclair Art Museum. "The Montclair Art Museum has been a vital part of Montclair for more than a century, and we are excited to be part of an event that highlights the town's collaborative, innovative, and artistic nature."


Look for Matisse-inspired artwork by Glenfield Middle School students, shopping events, Matisse-inspired items and specials, Montclair Blooms storefront designs, raffle baskets, and more as Matisse takes over the town. The week opens with the Celebrate Matisse gala, after party, and luncheon at the Montclair Art Museum and closes with the Chalk Walk Block Party in Montclair Center. Participating businesses and organizations include Montclair Center BID, Upper Montclair Business Association, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, and South End.


For complete details, visit Connect with MAM on social media @MAMmontclair, #MAMmatisse, #MatisseWeek.




  • Saturday, May 13
    • Museum galleries are open, 12–4 p.m. Please note MAM will close early to prepare for the evening’s festivities.*
    • Celebrate Matisse Midnight in Paris Gala & After Party at the Montclair Art Museum, starting at 6 p.m.** Enter the glamor of 1920s Paris with cocktails and a private viewing of the exhibition, dinner, entertainment, and an exciting live and silent auction. Then the after-dark soirée continues with sweets and savories, a cigar bar by Fumé, dancing into the night with DJ Gabriel Levy, and the interactive Social Touch photobooth.
  • Sunday, May 14
    • Museum galleries are open, 12–5 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, May 16
    • Celebrate Matisse Puttin’ On the Ritz Luncheon at the Montclair Art Museum, starting at 10:30 a.m.** The Luncheon includes the Matisse-inspired Designer’s Challenge and an in-depth presentation on the exhibition by MAM Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky.
  • Wednesday, May 17
    • For Montclair Blooms this year, the Garden Club of Montclair challenged participants to use Matisse colors in their storefront designs. Look for inventive windows throughout Montclair! Judging starts at 11 a.m.
    • Museum galleries are open, 12–5 p.m.*
  • Thursday, May 18
    • The Montclair Art Museum participates in Art Museum Day, a national initiative presented by the Association of Art Museum Directors. With the theme Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities, the Museum will use social media to celebrate the community and business partners that ensure that Montclair Means Art!
    • Museum galleries are open, 12–5 p.m.*
    • Ladies’ Night in Upper Montclair, 6–9 p.m. Sip, shop, sample, and enjoy raffles, giveaways, trunk shows, and more!
  • Friday, May 19
    • Museum galleries are open, 12–5 p.m.*
    • Art Walk in Montclair Center, 6–9 p.m.
  • May 20
    • Museum galleries are open 12–5 p.m.*
    • Chalk Walk Block Party, presented by Montclair Center BID, on Church Street, 2–8 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to get inspired by Matisse and create chalk paintings on the street, which will be closed to traffic. Don’t miss the MAM Art Truck, 2–4 p.m.! The closing celebration also includes live music and raffle baskets.

*Please note that a special exhibition fee applies for Matisse and American Art. Members and children under 12 see it free!

**Ticketed event. Funds raised benefit MAM’s acclaimed exhibitions and award-winning education programs. To purchase tickets, visit


For complete details, visit


Connect with MAM on social media @MAMmontclair, #MAMmatisse, #MatisseWeek.


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Celebrate Arts and Culture at the Montclair Art Museum's Gala of the Arts

Celebrate Arts and Culture at the Montclair Art Museum’s



Saturday, April 11


MONTCLAIR, NJ, March 5, 2015—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) invites you to a celebration of arts and culture, the Gala of the Arts, on Saturday, April 11. MAM galas draw a demographically diverse audience from the tri-state region including patrons of the arts, civic leaders, and generous members of the business community in support of the Museum. Last year, the Museum marked its 100th anniversary with the Centennial Ball celebrating its history of service to the community. As the Museum enters its second century, the Gala of the Arts looks forward by collaborating with artists of today.


MAM will highlight the work of contemporary artists and celebrate their contribution to the community with a cocktail reception and seated dinner. Art will be integrated throughout the evening including artist-designed table installations and art happenings highlighting the rich diversity of artistic creation. Participating artists to date include Mona Brady, Gwen Charles, Willie Cole, Linda Ippolito, Diane Israel, Joyce Korotkin, Jennifer Levine, Susan Marx, Tom Nussbaum, Janet Taylor Pickett, Claire Rosen, Bill Westheimer, and Lisa Westheimer.


The event is co-hosted by Margo & Frank Walter, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Lisa & Joe Amato, and Tracy Higgins & Jim Leitner. The gala committee includes Sylvia Cohn, Holly English, Lynn Glasser, Wendy Lacey, Joanne Langbein, Fritzi Mills, Roz Murphy, Claudia Placentra, Lyn Reiter, and Tesie Tores.


The cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased online at For more information, contact Lauren Drew at All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Montclair Art Museum.



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