Visitors love ‘Jubilee’ at Montclair Art Museum

Visitors love ‘Jubilee’ at Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The consensus after “Jubilee, a Celebration of African American Music” at Montclair Art Museum on June 26 was wildly positive. “Let’s do it again!” was a common refrain. The Rev. Jesse Branson Jr., minister of social justice at Union Baptist Church in Montclair, hosted the event, providing background on the evolution of […]

‘Jubilee,’ a community collaboration of African American music and dance

MONTCLAIR, NJ — As part of Montclair Early Music’s mission to bring history to life through music, MEM is presenting “Jubilee,” an interdisciplinary program that traces the history of African American music and dance from Africa to Colonial times to the present. Isaac Watts introduced European hymns to the enslaved population. In turn, they incorporated […]

‘From My Home to Yours’ at Montclair Art Museum

‘From My Home to Yours’ at Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Art Museum announced that the immersive video, sound and print installation “From My Home to Yours: Caroline Monnet and Laura Ortman” will open on May 7 and run through Jan. 1, 2023, with an accompanying performance series. Museum members are invited to an exhibition preview on May 7 at noon before […]

Montclair Art Museum announces Ben F. Jones Scholarship Fund

Montclair Art Museum announces Ben F. Jones Scholarship Fund

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Art Museum and the African American Cultural Committee announced the Ben F. Jones Scholarship Fund on Feb. 16 in honor of AACC co-founder Ben F. Jones, an international artist and art professor. The vision of the Ben F. Jones Scholarship Fund is for students to have transformative experiences in the visual […]

Bank announces $4.2M commitment to 75 New Jersey nonprofits

NEW JERSEY — Bank of America recently announced more than $4.2 million in grants to 75 New Jersey nonprofit organizations that will help drive economic opportunity and upward mobility for communities. The local nonprofits will focus on basic needs, affordable housing, workforce development, and small business and economic revitalization. “As part of our commitment to […]

Studio Montclair to present ‘Inspired by an Object’

Studio Montclair to present ‘Inspired by an Object’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Studio Montclair will present “Inspired by an Object,” a concurrent exhibition, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 at both Montclair Art Museum’s Vance Wall Art Education Gallery, 3 S. Mountain Ave., and Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

Executive director named for Montclair Art Museum

Executive director named for Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Art Museum has announced that Ira Wagner has been appointed the museum’s executive director. Wagner serves as the 10th director since the museum’s founding in 1914.  Upon longtime Director Lora Urbanelli’s retirement last spring, Wagner stepped in as interim director, pending the arrival of a successor. When the pandemic forced the museum […]

Jazz musician from West Orange brought energy in virtual performance

Jazz musician from West Orange brought energy in virtual performance

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Art Museum’s fourth annual “Art Meets Jazz” performance may have had to go virtual this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the show from going on. Isaiah J. Thompson took the online stage to perform on March 11, playing some of his own original music and standards that audience […]

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