Office of Education and Community Outreach partners with Montclair Arts Council

Presenting photography exhibit: Passports to Remembrance

The College of the Arts’ Office of Education and Community Outreach (OECO) is partnering with the Montclair Arts Council to present Passports to Remembrance – a photography exhibit organized by the council’s Creative Aging Initiative, currently on display in Life Hall through February 2010.

 Documenting the lives of some older adults who reside in the Montclair community, Passports features thirty-eight subjects who were photographed holding pieces of memorabilia considered of special significance to them.  The photographs are presented in conjunction with written reflections – “ remembrances “ associated with the objects as described by the participants themselves and recorded by an interviewer.  The photographer and interviewer are also members of the Montclair older adult community. The project provides the public with insights into the personal histories and experiences of this generation.

Passports was originally exhibited at the Montclair Public Library in 2007.  It then moved to the display walls of the Municipal Building of Montclair Township before coming to Montclair State University. The exhibit in Life Hall is open to the public Monday through Sunday as one of the offerings of the Need to Know series, OECO’s arts and community-based program examining issues of broad interest to mainstream society. Through a dialogue of discovery and critical discourse, Need to Know fosters not only learning and creativity, but in many cases, experiences of transformation.

For more information on the Passports to Remembrance exhibit, see full Press Release here.

For more information on The Need to Know Series, contact OECO Director Marie Sparks at or call 973.655.7070.