MAM First Free Thursday Night in 2016: DJ, Tribute to David Bowie, African-American History Month Celebration, and More!

DJ C-RiusMontclair Art Museum’s First Free Thursday Nights are always great events, but the first one in 2016 (February 4)  will be extra special.

Highlights are:

DJ C-Rius will entertain with a variety of styles and genres, including a tribute to David Bowie. A special performance by a select ensemble from Jazz House Kids will take place in Leir Hallat 6 pm.

Diane Israel, former director of the Essex Fine Arts Gallery in Montclair, will be on site doing “minute miniatures”—on-demand miniature watercolors of landscapes, still-lifes, and flowers. Visitors can also create their own artwork in the Yard School of Art Draw Along Workshop, which offers a free session with a clothed model every Free First Thursday Night.

LifeInABox_FrontCover_WebReadyIn honor of African American History Month, MAM’s African American Cultural Committee will host a meet and greet table introducing visitors to the group consisting of dedicated artists, community leaders, and volunteers who are engaged in the life of the Montclair Art Museum. Tours at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. will highlight African American artists and artistic subjects. University of Pittsburgh Professor Dawn Lundy Martin will recite poems from her newest book Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, that was partially inspired by her poet-in-residence experience at MAM during the Museum’s Centennial celebrations in 2014. Two poetry readings will take place in the galleries at 7 and 8 pm Watchung Books will highlight African American authors.

TD Bank will also have an information table, highlighting their newest offer: Picture Perfect Banking—new customers can earn a Polaroid Cube+. Stay tuned to MAM’s Instagram @mammontclair to view live videos taken with a Polaroid Cube+ at Free First Thursday Night and stop by the Montclair TD Bank store for more details.

The Art Bar at MAM is now in partnership with Upstairs bar and restaurant and features signature cocktails, wine, and NJ Beer Co. beer at special Free First Thursday Night prices. Museum members receive a discount on all drinks at the bar.

The featured food trucks in February will be The Original Soupman and Ann’s Cajun Catering.

Enjoy a complimentary chair massages courtesy of Wolke Chiropractic of Verona.

First Free Thursday NightFree First Thursday Nights at MAM
Thursday, February 4 from 5 pm – 9 pm
Montclair Art Center, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042



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