Smokin’ Hot Barbeque will transport you from Montclair to the southwest for an evening. See New Mexico through the art of Georgia O’Keeffe by viewing 15 paintings and drawings of Katsina dolls (representations of Katsinam, or Hopi spirit beings) and over 30 paintings and works on paper of New Mexico landscapes and architecture. Savor exquisite southwestern fare provided by Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza and enjoy mixology margaritas and cocktails conjured by Egan & Sons. Listen to an O’Keeffe-inspired soundtrack provided by WFUV (90.7 FM). DJ’s Russ Borris, assistant music director and music director of WFUV’s indie music service The Alternate Side, who also spun at Art on Tap, and Darren DeVivo, WFUV Music Midday Host, will be on site at MAM for the evening. Bid on fabulous items in a silent auction and take home a little southwestern style.
"The O'Keeffe exhibition provides insight into the artist's passion for New Mexico," said Gretchen Prater, chair of the Smokin' Hot Barbeque. "The Smokin' Hot Barbeque will make her southwestern vision come alive for the Montclair community. It's going to be a phenomenal night!"
Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. Attendees will receive a 10% Membership discount at the Family Level or above when they join at the time of ticket purchase. Call 973-259-5143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this discount or with inquiries about this event. All proceeds will benefit the Montclair Art Museum. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. This event is offered in partnership with Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza, Egan & Sons, WFUV, and Elements Therapeutic Massage.
Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land
September 28, 2012 – January 20, 2013
This exhibition, originated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will reveal the little-known breadth of Georgia O’Keeffe’s interest in northern New Mexico and will more particularly illuminate her keen sensitivity and deep respect for the Native American and Hispano cultures of the region. From 1931 to 1945, O'Keeffe created numerous drawings, watercolors, and paintings of Kachina dolls (or Katsinam), carved representations of Hopi spirit beings. The exhibition will include 15 of these depictions, together with actual Kachina dolls and over 30 paintings and works on paper of New Mexico landscapes and architecture.
Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land was organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and was made possible in part by The Burnett Foundation and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum National Council.
This exhibition is presented at the Montclair Art Museum with major support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
About the Museum
The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.
MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists.
The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website, montclairartmuseum.org, or by calling 973-746-5555. MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m., and, starting October 4, 2012, on the first Thursday night of every month, 5 p.m.–9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Thursday nights, starting October 4, are free for everyone. The Store at MAM is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 9 p.m. on First Thursdays.
All Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum Members.