Enjoy Free Admission and Art Activities at MAM Free First Thursday Night, March 7
March Edition Feature Art Meets Jazz: An Evening with Steve Turre, a Celebration of Women's History Month, and Tours of MAM's Newest Exhibition New Directions in Fiber Art
In March, MAM is pleased to partner with the Museum's African American Cultural Committee on the 2nd Art Meets Jazz event. This performance promises to wow you! Featuring jazz innovator, trombonist, and seashellist Steve Turre, this unbelievable set will include an introduction with Newark's first lady of jazz, Dorthaan Kirk. Steve Turre is one of the world's preeminent jazz innovators, and his career has included collaborations with Ray Charles, Art Blakely's Jazz Messengers, and the Escovedo Brothers, and a spot in the house band for Saturday Night Live since 1984. Tickets for this event are $20 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Starting at 7 p.m., this ticketed event is happening during Free Thursday Night; Attendees are welcome to enjoy the Free First Thursday Night fun before and after the event. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on site. Purchase tickets online or learn more about the event here: https://secure.montclairartmuseum.org/
March's event also includes a celebration of Women's History Month. Join us for a conversation with Heather Zises, Brooklyn based Curator of Contemporary Art and Culture and author/editor of 50 Contemporary Women Artists. She will be joined by artists Stephanie Hirsch and Vadis Turner who will discuss their personal experiences exhibiting in museum settings.
Free First Thursday Night also presents a variety of art forms and invites visitors to get creative themselves!
· Get ready for MAM's spring fundraising event, The Art Party, with a Mandala Art Activity.
· Join the Yard School of Art for a Draw Along Workshop offering a free drawing session with a clothed model and guided art instruction for all ages.
· Enjoy two docent led-tours of New Jersey Crafts Annual: New Directions in Fiber Art at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Following the 6:30 tour meet fiber artist Deborah Guzmán Meyer as she discusses her digital photographs/
· See the amazing work on view in the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition featuring the work of high school students who were awarded the Gold Key Award in our region.
· Enjoy live music in the galleries with Thieves and Poets
The Free First Thursday Night bar offers a variety of drinks at the MAM Art Bar. Museum members receive a discount on drinks at the bar. Guests can also grab a bite from featured food vendors including Bro-Ritos and Thai Elephant food trucks.
Free First Thursday Night Sponsorship
Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by TD Bank.
Visitors are encouraged to share their First Thursday Night experiences on social media. Find the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @MAMmontclair and share your experience with #MAMfftn.
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
Gallery & The Store at MAM Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12–5 p.m.
Free First Thursday Nights: 1st Thursday of the month (October–June)
Student & Senior Fridays: 1st Friday of the month, 12–5 p.m. Free admission for students and seniors with valid ID
$12 nonmember adults
$10 veterans, seniors, and students with valid ID
FREE children under 12
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.