Montclair Art Museum

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As Nina said in her post, the “Matisse and American Art” exhibit did not allow photography…but if you are in the area, you should definitely take the time to go and see it.  There are many wonderful works by both Matisse and artists who have paid homage to his work.

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One piece that attracted me immediately was by Janet Taylor Pickett, and to our delight there was an entire show in the museum based on a series she had done responding to Matisse.  Her creative spirit is definitely kin to mine.

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Other works that delighted:  a Nick Cave soundsuit.

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and several words by master collage artist Romare Bearden.  This one shows Circe and Odysseus.

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Painter George Innes is from Montclair, and has his own room full of mysterious light.

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And the Museum also has a fine collection of Native American art.

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It was fun to visit with Nina and her family, and to celebrate her birthday in the company of Matisse and friends.

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14 responses to “Montclair Art Museum”

  1. Jodi says :

    Thanks for sharing with us too!!!

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  2. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. Carol A. More says :

    Since I can’t be there, appreciate your sharing what you’re seeing! Thanks.

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    It looks fabulous! I don’t know if we’ll ever make it there, but now I know, if we’re in the area. 🙂

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  5. Sand Salt Moon says :

    I totally see how the spirit of your art in hers and vice versa !

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  6. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Thanks for sharing the artwork. I am looking forward to sharing my experience when I go see the show about Diebenkorn and Matisse at SFMoMA

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  7. moonminded says :

    How cool! I especially love Bearden – Thanks for sharing!

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  8. memadtwo says :

    Ah so nice. Thanks for a great post.


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