Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom


Pat Kettenring, 2011
Artwork: Hans Hofmann (1880–196), Early Fall, 1945

#MAMMidnight in Montclair, New Jersey - The weeklong biennial event returns May 11-15, 2016

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Montclair Art Museum’s (MAM) biennial Art in Bloom event returns May 11 -15, 2016. The Museum will display 32 floral arrangements by 30 floral designers from the tri-state area. Each floral design was inspired by an artwork from one of the MAM’s temporary or permanent exhibitions. In conjunction with the floral displays, the MAM is hosting a series of events through out the week. Events include:

Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation Luncheon and Lecture: May 12, 10-30am – 2pm

Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Conversation with Melissa Garcia, celebrity stylist & on-air fashion correspondent and Charcy Evers, trend analyst & fashion expert, exploring floral inspiration in fashion, fragrance, and art

 Art in Bloom 2016 Gala: May 14, 6pm

An evening of admiration and adornment with dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions.

 Midnight in the Garden: May 14, 9:30pm – May 15, 1am

The celebration continues at an after-dark soirée! Be captivated by sensational art and floral designs and indulge in signature cocktails by mixologists Derrick Turner and Darnell Holguin. Go from blossoms to bourbons and crocuses to cigars with bourbon tasting by Black Dirt Distillery and cigar rolling by Fumé. Dance all night to beats by DJ Gabriel Levy, enjoy sweets and savories, and capture the memories with photobooth fun!

 Buy your ticket now to see North Jersey’s art scene in full bloom:


Dariel Belcher, 2005
Artwork: William Merrit Chase, A Tambourine Player (Mrs. Chase as a Spanish Dancer) ca. 1886


Deirde Gross, 2005
Artwork: Robert Motherwell, Sea at Biarrite, 1964


Cynthia Corhan-Aitken, 2013
Artwork: Robert Henri, Jimmie O'D


Cynthia Corhan-Aitken, 2011
Artwork: Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach 2, 1990