Montclair Art Museum’s annual Julia Norton Babson Memorial Lecture is transforming into the MAM Conversations presented by the Babson Lecture Series, funded, in part, by a generous perpetual gift from the Julia Norton Babson Memorial Fund.

MAM Conversations will give you the unique opportunity to virtually engage with contemporary artists, see their studio spaces, and learn more about their work through a Q & A session — all from the comfort of your home.

“I’m always excited when I get the chance to visit an artist in their own space,” said Assistant Curator Alison Van Denend, who added, “An artist’s studio can provide unique insight into their personality, process, and what inspires them. We’re thrilled to be able to share these glimpses inside the artist’s studio with the members and friends of MAM.”

Ira Wagner, MAM’s Interim Director, feels that this is an exciting addition to Virtual MAM. “The MAM Conversations series offers our members and friends around the world the opportunity to engage live with contemporary artists across a range of backgrounds and media. We are grateful to the Julia Norton Babson Memorial Fund for the support to make this happen.”

Confirmed artists and schedule:

MAM Conversations artist speakers
June 11 – Federico Uribe
June 18 – Philemona Williamson
June 25 – Tom Nussbaum
July 2 – Virgil Ortiz and Tish Agoyo
July 9 – Willie Cole
July 16–August 28 – Watch for additional artists!

MAM Conversations presented by the Babson Lecture Series will take place on Thursdays from June 11 through August 28 at 6 p.m. via Zoom Webinars. The fee to attend is FREE for members and $10 for non-members.

A MAM membership, now with a “2 years for the price of 1” offer, will let you attend all the conversations for free, plus allow you to enjoy all the other benefits of membership. Visit Montclair Art Museum here to find out more.