Faculty Retirement Group Upcoming Events

You Are Invited . . .

The Seton Hall University Faculty Retirement Group (FRG) would like to invite faculty and friends to join us for several upcoming events. If you would like to participate, please email Chrys Grieco, griecocr@shu.edu, along with those leading the events.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave.

Docent guided tour along with free time to browse and enjoy the art. Please arrive 9:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the museum. $10 entrance fee. Contact Marietta Peskin, Marietta.peskin@shu.edu, if you would like to go with the group for lunch. Deadline: Wed. 9/27 at 3 p.m. (All data directly from MAM website.)

Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event. See stormy skies, cool breezes, and sunbursts like never before in an exhibition celebrating the intersection of art and science. The Montclair Art Museum presents Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event, an exhibition of more than 40 of the renowned artist’s lyrical landscape watercolors and drawings that trigger the memories and moods inspired by weather and climate changes. His works invite the viewer to experience through the artist’s eyes the environments in Ohio and New York south of Lake Erie.

Philomena Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives. The Montclair Art Museum presents the first museum retrospective of nationally renowned, Montclair-based contemporary artist Philemona Williamson. Primarily spotlighting her enigmatic and evocative paintings, the exhibition is accompanied by two site-specific installations illuminating the artist’s creative process.

Special Collection not included in the $10 admission price:  Montclair Art Museum will present Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. His art has provided a liberating model for American artists’ varied explorations of vibrant color, strong, fluid lines, and clear compositional structures in their pursuits of self-expression

Monday, October 16, 2017. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St., W. Orange. Private Ranger guided tour of more than an hour. Please arrive by 10:15 at the entrance of the site. The Museum will be closed to all but our group. The entrance fee has been waived. Please contact Maxine Lurie, Maxine.lurie@shu.edu, to RSVP if you plan on attending, and note if you would like to be included in lunch. Deadline TBA.

“Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs.  Where to the passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started.  Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever.” (https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm)

Friday, November 10, 2017.  Maxine Lurie’s focus for Veteran’s Day, “Honoring Veterans: Images of War” from her book, Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State. 1:00 p.m. in Beck AB.

The Faculty Retirement Group, under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Development, consists of SHU retirees and colleagues who are thinking about/phasing into retirement. Please feel free to become part of our group. Contact Chrys Grieco griecocr@shu.edu for additional information.

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