Visiting the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair New Jersey…

It has been quite a while since we have gone out of the area, most likely back in late September when we visited Wellsboro, Pa celebrating the anniversary of our first date.

It was a lovely drive, to a lovely town in New Jersey (safest one at that). This museum will join the rotation of museums we visit.

  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Allentown Art Museum
  • James A Michener Art Museum
  • The Delaware Art Museum

My wife and I make it a point to visit art museums within day trip driving distances as well as out of state. In the spring we visit Vermont to tour Ben & Jerry’s and view the outdoor art installation “The world’s tallest filing cabinet”, then to visit the Belmont Pa Art Museum in the Fall.

The Montclair Art Museum

Sign and front of the museum, sitting on a bench outside at the lower membership entrance with a giant head sculpture behind us.

Two Camera Obscura Prints

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In its simplest form, a camera obscura is a dark room with a small hole in one wall. When it’s bright outside, light enters through the hole and projects an upside down image of the outside world onto the wall opposite the hole

Two angles of a black panther sculpture made with spent bullet shells

A very cool collage, inspiring me to collage in this color emphasized style

A close up of said piece

This note explains the most recent exhibit that just opened today. Oh my God, this was astonishing to behold. A 3-D collage of sorts.

For lunch we ate at Uncle Momo An incredibly delicious French/Lebanese Cafe

The best Babaganoush we have had out, yet. Grilled eggplant with tahini, garlic, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil

Chicken Shawarma sandwich. Strips of marinated chicken thighs with tahini sauce and onion, tomato, parsley and pickles served with mixed greens and fries

23 thoughts on “Visiting the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair New Jersey…

  1. The Vanessa German piece with the gold background – appears for me as the third photo in that section. Just reminded me of Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ – a very famous painting although it has to be said I prefer the one here 👍🖤

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  2. Looks like memories were snapped ^_^
    I love the collage work, I have always wondered how one is able to visualise how a collage piece will come out haha I cant see it until its done and am in awe of those who can… Similar to something some long dead said when asked they managed to create stunning sculptures and they replied that they just chiselled away the parts which did not look what they wanted until all that was left was what they had seen all along


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