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Brian Alfred | Montclair Art Museum

On January 14, 2014, the Montclair Art Museum will celebrate its centennial. On view will be a collection-based exhibition throughout the Museum and its grounds, with 100 works reflecting its rich cultural history and legacy. The Museum's Lehman and Shelby galleries will feature key works from its founding collections of American and Native American art, including works by Childe Hassam, Ralph Albert Blakelock, Julian Alden Weir, and others. They will be complemented by rare archival documents such as the original invitation to the Museum's opening in 1914 and historic photographs of MAM's galleries and visitors. The growth of the Museum's collection from the 1920s onwards will be the focus of the presentation of over 40 works in McMullen Gallery, from the 18th century to the present, with featured works by Gilbert Stuart, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Elsie Driggs, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Lorna Simpson, and many others. Selected works in the Museum's George Inness Gallery and Rand Gallery of Native American art will also be highlighted with special labels specifying their inclusion in this celebration. This exhibition is curated by Gail Stavitsky, chief curator. 

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