Mark your calendars for The Art Party at MAM!

Special Events Include The Art Party Luncheon May 16, 2019 and The Art Party Evening May 18, 2018
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MONTCLAIR, N.J. - Feb. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- This year the Montclair Art Museum's annual spring benefit events are getting a twist. Meet The Art Party! The social fundraising events will include a luncheon and dinner featuring a raffle, silent and live auctions, and guests can expect to dress in artful attire and to enjoy some artful experiences.

MAM's annual benefit events are critical in the support of our exhibitions, the Vance Wall Art Education Center, and engaging diverse audiences across the region. The Museum is proud to have four esteemed honorees this year including Partners for Health Foundation, Christopher Daggett, Lyn Reiter, and Saya Woolfalk.

"These events are a critical lifeline of support that enables MAM to present the ambitious scope of exhibitions and programs each year," says overall Event Co-Chair Margo Walter. "The Art Party will present a festive series of events all in the spirit of celebrating the impact of the Museum in our community and honoring this community space as a welcoming, accessible, and inspiring place for people of all ages." adds Co-Chair Patti Elliott

Learn more at or follow the festivities on social media with #MAMartparty.


Proceeds from The Art Party special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum's exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum's mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. For more details, sponsorship opportunities, journal advertisement, and ticket purchase, visit or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, at 973-259-5143 or

The Art Party Luncheon

Thursday. May 16, 2019, 11 a.m.

Celebrate The Art Party with a luncheon, co-chaired by Susann Connors and Janice Linaugh. The Luncheon honors Partners for Health Foundation, our community partner working to make our communities healthier. Tickets start at $200. Program information to follow.

The Art Party Evening

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6 p.m.

The evening includes a private viewing of MAM's current exhibition New Directions in Fiber Art, a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction, followed by a fabulous dinner, and more! This year's evening affair, co-chaired by Linny Andlinger and Pamela Bryan, honors Christopher Daggett Nonprofit Leader and former President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Lyn Reiter Arts Patron; and Saya Woolfalk, artist. Tickets start at $500. Program information to follow.


Partners for Health Foundation
is being honored for its collaboration and investment in local New Jersey communities, and its commitment to build healthier lifestyles and create better places to live. As a grantor, Partners for Health Foundation has improved the quality of life in our region. At MAM, we are grateful for their early support of the MAM Art Truck and creative aging programs, supporting our partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning, and overall enthusiasm to work towards shared goals.

Chris Daggett is being honored for his visionary tenure as the former President and CEO (2010-2018) of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, advancing and supporting New Jersey's environmental and cultural profile. As a grantor, The Dodge Foundation has made a significant impact on New Jersey, including the Montclair Art Museum, by supporting creative, engaged, sustainable communities.

MAM is honored and delighted to recognize Lyn Reiter, who has served on the Museum's Board of Trustees since 2005. Lyn's professional training as an art conservator and historian has deepened her passion and dedication as a museum trustee. Coupled with her drive and enthusiasm, Lyn has been a tireless advocate for the arts and has made a distinct impact on MAM, including as a member of the Art Committee, the Executive and Facilities committees, spearheading special events and fundraisers, and as Co-Chair of the Museum's landmark 2014 Centennial Celebration. Together with her husband Glenn, they have been enthusiastic supporters of MAM's mission and in 2015 the Reiters created a permanent legacy at MAM when they established the Lyn and Glenn Reiter Endowed Special Exhibition Fund which will support major shows at MAM for future generations.

Artist Saya Woolfalk is being honored for her significant contributions to contemporary art. MAM is proud to have presented Saya's first solo museum exhibition, The Empathics, in 2012, as part of our commitment to growing the scope and community impact of MAM's contemporary programming. Saya's work invites and provokes engagement; indeed, the energy of her installation was palpable and encouraged thousands of visitors to consider blended stories of cultural identity in an immersive experience. We applaud Saya's accomplishments and remain inspired by the development of her multimedia practice and investigations of the world.

Read our amazing honoree's full bios here:

About the Montclair Art Museum (MAM)

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last 300 years. The Vance Wall Art Education Center encompasses all the Museum's educational efforts, including award-winning Yard School of Art studio classes, lectures and talks, family events, tours, and the mobile MAM Art Truck. MAM exhibitions and programs serve a wide public of all ages, from families and seniors to artists, educators, and scholars.

Address: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042


Phone: 973-746-5555

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, Carol and Terry Wall / The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.
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