A Hungry Caterpillar & a Blue Horse

Eric Carle’s illustrations are easy to identify. My husband did not recognize his name, but recognized his artwork as soon as he saw it at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM). Carle’s books are well-known staples in the world of children’s books. His writing is simple and he created his colorful illustrations by hand-painting tissue paperContinue reading “A Hungry Caterpillar & a Blue Horse”

Party Like It’s 1999

Text & Photos by K. Cecchini Pearl Jam tees wrapped in flannel. Glow sticks, dog tags, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and black light highlighting the lint on my sweater. AND Dwayne Wayne flip glasses. Yes, people were partying like it was 1999. To compliment its’ freshest exhibit, Come As You Are, the Montclair Art Museum balanced all ofContinue reading “Party Like It’s 1999”

Come As You Are

Text by K. Cecchini Come As You Are: Art of the 1990’s Montclair Art Museum (MAM): Now-May 17, 2015 Montclair, NJ If Pearl Jam, Wu Tang and, of course, Nirvana, are now considered classics, then I suppose the nineties is now ripe for retrospect. Alexandra Schwartz takes on the decade through art created between the fall of theContinue reading “Come As You Are”

From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts at MAM

Text & Photos at MAM by Kimberly Cecchini Press Images provided by MAM Montclair Art Museum: 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ. Exhibition: From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Dates: September 21, 2014-January 4, 2015 Quilts have been peeled back from the bed and curated into museums asContinue reading “From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts at MAM”