Fall 2007 Schedule

MSU-MAM: Art Talks

CO-SPONSORED BY

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN, MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM AND THE MONTHCLAIR ART MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION TO THE LECTURE IS $10 FOR MAM MEMBERS, $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND FREE WITH MSU IDENTIFICATION.


October 10, 2007 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm at the Montclair Art Museum

The work of BJORN G. AMELAN, as introduced by BILL T. JONES

Sculptor, visual artist and Creative Director and Scenic Designer for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Bjorn Amelan will deliver a lecture and slide prensentation of his work that is open free to the public. Bill T. Jones then joins Mr. Amelan for a discussion about how they collaborate and Jones's interactive use of scenery by dancers. They will finish with questions from the audience.

Amelan's sculpture can appear as artifacts from an ancient ritual, crafted of elements such as bronze, porcelain, rock, steel and wood. He fashions a world of 'seated stones', ample meshed figures, creatures, boats, and other objects. Some of the objects are elevated, resting on classical forms-columns, plinths and stands. The sculptures form a ritual procession, implying a journey, a movement through time.

Bjorn Amelan was born in 1955 in Israel of French/Israeli parents and traveled extensively as a child. After 20 years in Paris, he moved to the US in 1993. Amelan lives in New York and New Mexico and is a student of Taoism

Curricular Connections - Art & Dance Theatre Related Web Sites
Dwight Hackett projects
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company
Montclair Art Museum

Creative Community Event
Join us for a reception immediately following the talk.

655-3189 or campbell@mail.montclair.edu
655-4074 or layp@mail.montclair.edu


December 5, 2007 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm at the Montclair Art Museum

ROBERTA SMITH

A Critic for the New York Times


The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey. For further information contact MSU's MFA office, 973.655.4074 or the Montclair Art Museum at 973-746-5555

A FREE SHUTTLE BUS WILL LEAVE FROM THE MSU RED HAWK DECK BUS STOP AT 6:15 PM AND RETURN FROM THE MUSEUM AT 8:45