This week’s “Trip of the Week(ender)” is a visit to the Montclair Museum in Montclair, NJ, for their show on Matisse.

Matisse and American Art is the first exhibition to examine Henri Matisse’s profound impact upon the development of American art from 1907 to the present. Featuring paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints, and works on paper, the exhibition will juxtapose 19 works by the French master with 44 works by American artists, including Maurice Prendergast, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others. Matisse’s impact on their works is revealed not only by their adaptations of his palette and pictorial structures but also through their choice and appropriation of his subject matter.

  • The Montclair Museum is a short walk from downtown Montclair, where you’ll find lots of restaurants and shopping.
  • Admission to the museum is $10 for students, with a $6 surcharge for this special exhibit. General admission is free the first Thursday of every month.
  • Take friends, it’s safer and more fun with a few people.
  • You can get there easily by car, or take New Jersey Transit trains or buses.

Here are a few links to help you with this experience!

The show runs from now to June 18. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 12–5 p.m.

At the Montclair Museum

Montclair Museum

Montclair Museum