why montclairThe Friends of the Bellevue Avenue Library with the support of the Montclair Public Library present the Centennial Program Why Montclair is Montclair: The Role of Art and Architecture in the Early 20th Century on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Montclair Art Museum.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the Bellevue Avenue Carnegie building. At 7:30 p.m., guests will enjoy a spirited and thought provoking discussion that will explore the confluence of Art, Architecture, Visionaries and Events around the turn of the 20th century that made Montclair distinctive and created its sense of place. Panelists include: Montclair Art Museum Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky; Newark Museum Chief Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz; The Montclair Times Editor Mark S. Porter and Cooper Union School of Architecture Professor of Architecture Diane Lewis. The panel will be moderated by architect and historian Frank Gerard Godlewski.

Tickets are $40. Tickets may be purchased on the Montclair Library Foundation website, www.montclairplf.org, or by phone at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2222.

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