Thursday, October 10, 2013


11th Annual Conversation on Education and the Arts
Educational Media and the Impact of Dora the Explorer
Chris Gifford
WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 7 PM
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 Mountain Ave., Montclair
ADMISSION: $20 Members, Montclair Community Pre-K families, students with ID; $25 Nonmembers

Please join MAM and the Montclair Community Pre-K in welcoming esteemed guest and Montclair resident Chris Gifford for The 11th Annual Conversation on Education and the Arts. As Co-Creator and Executive Producer at Nickelodeon, Chris will discuss the development of the show and explore its cultural and educational significance within the broader context of children's television.

Professional Development Certificates will be available for educators. Sponsored by The Montclair Community Pre-K, MAM, and with generous support from Jane and Harvey Susswein.

Conversations with African American Artists
Dr. Marlen Suyapa Bodden
The Wedding Gift
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 7 PM
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 Mountain Ave., Montclair

MAM's African American Cultural Committee is proud to welcome author and prominent New York City Legal Aid Society lawyer, Dr. Marlen Suyapa Bodden. Dr. Bodden has more than two decades experience representing poor, low-wage, and immigrant workers, many of whom are severely underpaid, if paid at all. Her knowledge of modern and historical slavery, human trafficking and human rights abuses drew her to write The Wedding Gift, her first novel. This captivating and unforgettable historical read explores the powerful bonds between people. Published by St. Martin's Press September 24. Book signing to follow Talk.

NEW! Senior Park Bench
WHEN: Second Wednesday of the month, from 2–4 PM, starting October 9
ADMISSION: FREE with Museum admission
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MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing each second Wednesday of the month. Participants enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served.

October Theme: Art and Food