The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has included the Montclair Art Museum in its second round of grants for 2010, giving $10,000 to support Free Family Days at the Museum Program. This is the fifth year of Family Day support from Horizon, which enables the museum to offer the community programs of special activities designed for entire families–all for free.
The grant from Horizon will support two upcoming programs at MAM. On Dec. 5, “Celebrating Kids and What They Collect” will offer kids a chance to display their very own collections–whether rocks, toy robots, dolls, baseball cards, or seashells–in MAM’s Leir Hall. The event is one of many the museum will hold in conjunction with its special exhibition, Living for Art: Works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, which runs Sept. 24 – Jan. 2, 2011. An additional Family Day will be held in conjunction with the museum’s spring special exhibition, Warhol and Cars: American Icons, which runs Mar. 6 – June 19.
“Our outreach to the community and to all families is a crucial part of the museum’s mission, and each year thousands of people attend our Family Days,” said Michael Gillespie, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Montclair Art Museum.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey supports charitable organizations that promote health and the arts throughout New Jersey. According to William J. Marino, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, “this round of grants continues our Foundation’s support for organizations across the state making a difference in people’s lives by providing health services to the homeless, fitness programs for children, nutrition education in the classroom as well as those organizations enriching our communities through the arts.” This round of grants totaled $213,750 gifted to 17 different organizations.