Friday, February 17, 2023

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Casual Conversations in the Cornerstone Café


Casual Conversations in the Cornerstone Café


New Programming at MAM

Spend the morning with the passionate people who make the Montclair Art Museum and Montclair itself phenomenal. As part of the Museum’s Fridays at MAM programming, Casual Conversations invites community members to sit down and chat with leading public figures.

On February 17, look for Ira Wagner, Executive Director of the Montclair Art Museum, at the Café from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Everybody welcome.

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Join Us for the 16th Annual AACC Film Forum


16th Annual AACC Film Forum


Saturday, February 25, 2 p.m.

Enjoy a special screening of The August Wilson Center - Building on a Legacy (30 min), a film that documents the development of The August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA. Following the screening, take part in a discussion panel with principal film producers and enjoy a live performance from Spektrums Africans, an African dance and drum company.

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Free First Thursdays Are Back


Free First Thursday Carnivale


Thursday, March 2, 5–9 p.m.

Free First Thursdays return with a night celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. The night will include art activities, a guided tour of MAM's newest exibition, and a major performance by the African dance group Kofago. Kofago Dance Ensemble creates innovative works that draw from traditional dances from West Africa, Caribbean dance forms, as well as modern pieces based on West African and Caribbean principles of Movement and space.

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Build Montclair in LEGO™


Build Montclair in Lego


Registration Opens Monday, February 20

With over 60,000 LEGO™ building blocks at your disposal, create scale models of your favorite buildings in Montclair. The Museum, public library, and various heritage houses are just a view of the structures that will need to be represented in this reimagining of our shared community.

This is a sell-out event! Become a Family member now and receive priority registration before the general public. 

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Spend Fridays at MAM

Fridays at MAM

Join us each Friday for special programming including Sketching in the Galleries and Family Scavenger Hunts. Bring your laptop or other project materials to the Museum’s Media Lab and enjoy our free wifi. While there, take a break from work and visit the galleries, or grab a quick snack or cup of coffee from our Cornerstone Café as you fuel up for the end of the work week.

Join us for Casual Conversations in the Cornerstone Café and spend the morning chatting with some of Montclair's leading public figures. On February 17, look for Ira Wagner, Executive Director of the Montclair Art Museum, at the Café from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Learn More About Casual Conversations →

Spotlight on the Collection

Spotlight on the Collection

MAM’s bimonthly series, Spotlight on the Collection, highlights artworks from the permanent collection and original scholarship by MAM staff. This doll, made by a Diné (Navajo) artist in 1941, is wearing customary Navajo attire that reflects cross-cultural histories of dress. During the imprisonment of Navajo people by the U.S. government in the 1860s, assimilative policies nearly eliminated Navajo use of handwoven textiles as garments. Diné women began adapting Euro-American wrapper dress styles with full skirts into a new look that expressed Navajo values and artistry

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 Sunday, 11 a.m.—5 p.m.

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