Montclair Art Museum ( MAM ) opens Look Now. Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections

Montclair Art Museum ( MAM ) presents Look Now. Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, an exhibition on view February 12 – June 17, 2012.

H. Lyman Sayen (1875–1918), Still Life, ca. 1912. Oil on canvas. Collection of Mrs. Henry Reed.

This exhibition will feature 39 works by 20th- and 21st-century artists who have extended the boundaries of art making. Drawn from area private collections, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view works that are seldom exhibited in public and showcases the art of early and midcentury masters such as Andrew Dasburg, Morton Livingston Schamberg, William Henry Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Steve Wheeler, Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, Sol LeWitt, Alex Katz, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Bill Viola, and Andy Warhol; leading contemporary photographers such as Louise Lawler, Michael Eastman, and Cindy Sherman; and key younger artists such as A. Balasubramaniam, Amy Cutler, Rachel Harrison, Ryan McGinness, Alexis Rockman, Mickalene Thomas, and Rachel Perry Welty. Representing a range of media, including painting, sculpture, video, photography, drawings, and prints, Look Now provides an extraordinary range of perspectives on the art of our time. The exhibition is co-curated by Gail Stavitsky, chief curator, and Alexandra Schwartz, curator of contemporary art.

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website, montclairartmuseum.org, or by calling 973-746-5555.

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