Monday, April 11, 2022

Art in Bloom Is Back at the Montclair Art Museum!


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Overall Event Chairs: Carol Vance Wall & Terry Wall


Art in Bloom is one of the Museum’s most cherished and widely attended celebrations that brings spring to life throughout the galleries and museum. 

Art in Bloom will be on view to the public for a limited run from May 18-22, 2022. This special pop-up exhibition is a biennial celebration of floral design, featuring unique creations from over 40 floral designers, each beautiful piece inspired by a different work of art in our galleries. They are reinterpreting work from MAM’s permanent collection and the exhibition Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney.

The week of Art in Bloom at MAM includes a series of special social fundraising events:

A Day of Blooms Luncheon: Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. 

  • Catered lunch by Laurence Craig Catering
  • Presentation by internationally renowned floral designer Françoise Weeks—coming to MAM all the way from Portland, Oregon. Follow her on Instagram!
  • A private shopping experience at The Shop at MAM
  • Raffle of 30+ covetable baskets of treasures

A Night of Blues Celebration: May 20 and 21, 6-10 p.m.

  • Live performance by the winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Samara Joy.
  • A spread of delicacies by Laurence Craig Catering
  • Opportunity to win luxury items in silent and live auctions 



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Floral Exhibition

May 18–22, 2022

Chair: Cynthia Corhan-Aitken

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May 19, 2022

Co-Chairs: Deborah Hirsch & Cheryl Slutzky

Honoring: Betty Jagoda Murphy

Featured Speaker: Françoise Weeks

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May 20 & 21, 2022

Co-Chairs: Gretchen Prater, Amy Putman & Lyn Reiter

Honoring: Michael Heningburg, Christine James & Sharon Taylor



Special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibitions and education programs and advance its mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. 

This year the Museum will be honoring four extraordinary community leaders: Betty Jagoda Murphy, Michael Heningburg, Christine James, and Sharon Taylor for their unwavering friendship, generosity, and advocacy for the arts. These honorees planted seeds of change in Montclair, contributing to its transformation into a destination for culture, art, and higher learning and creating an indelible legacy of community service that extends well beyond the town’s borders.

Win Unprecedented and Exclusive Auction Items at This Year's Art in Bloom Celebrations 

Guests of Art in Bloom’s Friday and Saturday night celebrations will have the opportunity to bid and win luxury items in our live auction such as:

  • One week of complimentary accommodation at the LeWitt Family home on the Amalfi Coast of Italy 
  • Box seat tickets to the Elton John Farewell Tour 
  • Federico Uribe sculptures, specifically selected for their floral motif—enhancing the décor (and value!) of your space of business or leisure 


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This year’s Art in Bloom celebrations can accommodate tables of all sizes. Please click here to purchase your tickets or table, and we will accommodate your party of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12.




The Shop at MAM-Always in Bloom

Throughout Art in Bloom, The Shop at MAM will carry specialty items inspired by spring and the art of floral design. We hope you make it over to The Shop to check out this limited time offering!



A BIG thank you to this year’s Art in Bloom sponsors!


Dr. Jeanine Downie and Michael Heningburg, Jr.
Christine James and Nick DeToustain
Sharon and Robert Taylor
Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation
Margo and Frank Walter

Lisa and Joseph Amato

Allspring Global Investments
Norman James
Lacordaire Academy
Janice and Mark Linaugh
Neuberger Berman
Gretchen and Sanford Prater
Lyn and Glenn Reiter
Cheryl and Marc Slutzky

Susan Brady Abadan and Mustafa Abadan
Susan V. Bershad, MD
Susann and Jim Connors
Izumi Hara and David Koschik
Deborah and Peter Hirsch
John Martine
Betty and Greg Murphy
Toni LeQuire-Schott and Newton B. Schott, Jr.
Joan and Donald Zief

Linny and Rick Andlinger
Meredith and Marshall Bergmann
Betty’s Friends at the Jewish Women's Foundation
Sarah Close
Alexis and Ed Davis
Ann and Mel Schaffer
Diane and Glenn Scotland
Amy South
Linda and Brian Sterling
Sarah Stransky

Hanover Insurance
Laurence Craig Catering
Moss & More
Studio Nectar



We can’t wait to see you at 
Art in Bloom!