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WHEN:May 5, 5–9 p.m. WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair ADMISSION: Free
A special edition of Free First Thursday Night will introduce the VANCE WALL ART EDUCATION CENTER
Launched through a transformational gift from Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, the Center encompasses all the Museum’s educational efforts, from the established Yard School of Art to the new mobile MAM Art Truck. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. will open the Nathaniel C. Harris Jr. Entrance to the Center and the Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio for the first time since construction began in December.
Following the ceremony, the community is invited to see the Center in action with expanded Free First Thursday Night programming. For more information about the Center, visit montclairartmuseum.org/vancewall.
FREE FIRST THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
Vance Wall Art Education Center Ribbon Cutting 5 p.m.
Free admission and tours of the Center and current exhibitions
Student and partnership exhibitions highlighting the MAM Art Truck, New Jersey Regional Day School, and Immaculate Conception High School
Join the Inaugural Vance Wall Art Education Center Family Membership, supporting the Art Start Pre-K program in collaboration with Montclair Child Development Center, and receive an exclusive coloring book of works from MAM's collection for your gift!
The renovation of the Vance Wall Arts Education Center is generously funded by Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, Susan V. Bershad Charitable Fund, Patti and Jimmy Elliott, Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker and Margo and Frank Walter. Additional support provided by Linny and Rick Andlinger.
All Museum education programs are made possible, in part, by generous Education Angel support from Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, Michael A. Backer, David Bershad and Mindy Cohen, Cynthia Corhan-Aitken and Murray Aitken, Meghan and Stephen Hess, James E. Johnson and Nancy Northup, Wendy and Andrew Lacey, Laura and Ted Kiesewetter, Karen G. Mandelbaum, and Lisa and Bill Westheimer. Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by TD Bank.