Don’t Miss MAM Art Uncorked, A Benefit Art Auction, Friday, December 9

Montclair Art Museum’s Art Uncorked, a benefit art auction, is Friday, December 9, from 6–9 p.m.

Enjoy a festive evening of splashy cocktails, nibbles and noshes, and an art auction extraordinaire. Exciting contemporary artists’ work will be up for bid alongside one-of-a-kind art experiences. Bid, sip, and celebrate all to benefit the Museum!

Ronald Draper

Artist Ronald Draper (b. 1986) [@ronalddraper_art] will auction the painting “Leave Proof that You Were Here” as part of “Art Uncorked.” Draper is a New York based artist specializing in expressionist mixed media works that use language to speak to identity and one’s sense of self. He is also an active educator and has partnered with New York City schools to develop new approaches to art for the wider community. His large installations and paintings have been commissioned by the New York Department of Education, the City University of New York, Harlem Hospital, Amnesty International, and the Scope International Art Show.

Art Uncorked will feature artworks for sale by dozens of contemporary artists affiliated with MAM. In addition, guests can visit MAM’s galleries from 5-6 p.m.; gallery admission included with ticket purchase. Culinary experience provided by Laurence Craig. Tickets here.

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  1. Thanks for the shout out! Super grateful to have works on offer from Lenape artist David L. Haff and superstar Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), who in true MAM form was in MAM’s collection before being featured in exhibits at the Met and MoMA this year. Afraid I’ll leave someone out by rambling on, but so very proud of this iteration of Uncorked so will share a few more names Barista readers will recognize: Works by currently exhibited artists Lori Field (a piece from her Tiger Tarot) and Woolpunk. A painting by Fiona Chinkan, who just finished her 3rd New Jersey mural in Bloomfield. A raft of artists whose studios are at Manufacturer’s Village, among them Tom Nussbaum, Charlie Spademan, Christine Romanell, Mika Cali, Harriet Fink, Mary Young, Philemona Williamson. Fresh from 14C, MAM’s director, Ira Wagner with a work you won’t have seen there. Plus the ever fanciful and talented Emma Mierop and Claire Rosen. I’ll be back with more tomorrow.

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