Montclair Art Museum will celebrate 100 years on Saturday, April 26, with the Centennial Ball and attendees are urged to purchase tickets early as they are in high demand after the sold-out Decades: A Century of Fashion Luncheon, Lecture, and Trunk Show with BravoTV’s Cameron Silver, which took place on April 9.
Guests are invited to dress from their favorite decade for The Centennial Ball, a chic soirée to celebrate art and fashion through the century. Cocktails will be held in Leir Hall at 6:30 p.m. inside the Museum followed by dinner in the Grand Tent at 8 p.m. on the front lawn and the Fashionably Late Dance Party at 9:30 p.m. in Leir Hall.
The Centennial Ball evening, led by Centennial Celebration Co-Chairs Lisa Amato and Lyn Reiter and Dinner Co-Chairs Elaine Pantages Conti and Gretchen Prater, will celebrate MAM’s past presidents and founders William T. Evans and Florence Rand Lang, as well as leaders who have helped transform the Museum galleries through the decades. Guests will enjoy sounds from the Montclair Kimberley Academy a capella group “Unaccompanied Minors” and a solo from 16 year-old MKA student Kimani Freeman showcasing 20th century favorites with the Hank Lane Band.
A silent and live auction will also be held in celebration of art and the future it holds at the Museum with luxury gifts from H. Stern, Marchesa and many more. Tickets to the Centennial Ball start at $500 per person and can be purchased on the MAM website.
In a nod to the next generation, twenty-something Co-Chairs Jennifer Conti and Cleo Davis-Urman created an “after-party” portion to the ngiht to attract younger supporters as an extension of the grand gala — “Fashionably Late, A Party for The Young and Young at Heart.”
Not your grandmother’s gala was the inspiration of Conti and Davis-Urman. The hipster haunt will include lounge seating, music by New York City celebrity DJ Gabriel Levy, and comfort food from NYC Eatery The Melt Shop, as well as street car eats from Applegate Farms. Tickets starts at $75 per person.