Thursday, October 20, 2022

New Jersey Sketchers at Montclair Art Museum

Montclair Art Museum gets nod to create outdoor public space
Montclair Art Museum Entrance

George Inness, a major landscape of the nineteenth century who had great influence on the Hudson River School,  lived and worked in Montclair NJ.  The Montclair Art Museum has a wonderful collection of his paintings and a gallery dedicated to his work.  There is now a significant new installation of his work and  an exhibit of works by many artists who were influenced by George Inness.  This month we will visit the museum, view the work by Innes and the featured artist and then go out to the ground of the museum and see if we can use these ideas in our own work.  

Peace and Plenty, George Inness (American, Newburgh, New York 1825–1894 Bridge of Allan, Scotland), Oil on canvas, American
Peace and Plenty by George Innes

If time and interest allows we can also move a few blocks away to the Van Vleck Garden to continue our sketching.   All together we should have a great day of working in some beautiful settings while being influenced by some great painters. 

For information about the museum and directions, visit the website:

For information about the Van Vleck House and Garden, click here:

"Tree View Wedding" by Pamela Moore
Work by Pamela Moore inspired by George Inness

                        Since the museum is not open on Thursdays we will meet on Friday this month


                                 3 SOUTH MOUNTAIN AVE, MONTCLAIR NJ

DIRECTIONS:  Please check the museum web site for directions or use a GPS program. 

Van Vleck Gardens
Van Vleck Garden 


  • Please RSVP directly to Margaret Casagrande at.
  • Looking for us? Call Margaret at 646-515-9913
  • There is an entrance fee of $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. The American Alliance of Museum membership is accepted. Check the website for other discounts
  • Bathrooms and water are available at both sites
  • Three is no food service in either place. Please bring lunch or purchase it along the way
  • Bring a stool
  • Free parking is available in both places

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