What: Artist's Trunk Sale – Meghan Patrice Riley
Where: The Store at MAM, 3 South Mountain Avenue | Montclair, NJ
When: Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Store at MAM highlights the work of local artists and artisans in a series of Artist's Trunk Sales.
Mixing metals with textile techniques, Meghan Patrice Riley creates unique pieces with a feminine elegance and industrial touch that are light and dainty. Using thin, lightweight nylon-coated steel wire as "fiber" she forms small line segments to create geometric shapes and then eventually forms that are flexible and adaptable.
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.
MAM, along with its Yard School of Art, engages a diverse community through its distinctive collection of American and Native American art, exhibitions, and educational programs that link art to contemporary life in a global context. SummerART offers a kids' camp as well as studio classes for adults and teens. The Yard School of Art holds classes for seniors, adults and youth year round.
Guided tours offered (English).
Hours: Wed - Sun, noon - 5pm; Mon, Tue, closed.
Cost: $12 nonmember adults, $10 seniors (65+) and students with valid I.D. Credit cards accepted. MAM admission is free for members and children under 12. Museum galleries are free for everyone on the first Friday of every month. Student and senior discounts available.
Parking: Free in MAM lot.