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Montclair Art Museum: Fright Night at the Museum Returns for Another Scary Adventure Oct. 18


MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Art Museum (MAM) announces that Fright Night at the Museum returns for another scary adventure. 

Fright Night at the Museum II will be filled with dancing, enticing elixirs, ghoulish delights, a costume contest, and much more on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 8 to 11 p.m.  The first Fright Night at the Museum, which was held as the kickoff to MAM’s Centennial in October 2013, is planned as a frightful fantasy conjured by Michael Aiduss, whose design studio is located in Montclair.

Guests can earn bonus points by coming in costume inspired by MAM’s collection and continue the fun at home with mysteries, treasures, and surprises for the highest bidders in the silent auction.

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Fright Night at the Museum II tickets are offered in four tiers:

Poltergeists – includes one event ticket $125

Phantoms – includes one event ticket event and a complimentary MAM Individual membership ($50 value) $250

Ogres – includes one event ticket, plus special recognition at the event and a complimentary MAM Individual membership ($50 value) $500

Grim Reapers – includes one event ticket, special recognition at the event, a complimentary MAM Individual membership ($50 value), and more mystery perks to be unveiled… $1,000

Proceeds from Fright Night at the Museum II support the Museum's exhibitions and educational programs. Tickets are available for purchase online at—more—2

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Pamela Goldsteen at or 973-259-5120.

The Fright Night at the Museum II co-chairs Meredith & Marshall Bergmann, Deborah Davis & Mark Urman, Cleo Davis-Urman, Sharon & Christopher Sevrens, and Susie Sonneborn & Tom Blim brought the event together with the support of the event committee: Michael Aiduss & Joe Gandarillas, Lisa & Joe Amato, Linny & Rick Andlinger, Peter Arnold & Tim Braun, Francesca Castagnoli, Charcy Evers & Kevin Saleeby, Leslie & John Ford, Fannie & Timothy Gray, Joyce & Osman Kurtulus, Wendy & Andrew Lacey, Joanne & Fred Langbein, Ann & Dan McCarthy, Erin & Craig Schwitter, Tesie Torres, Margo & Frank Walter, and Katie Williams.

About the Museum

The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis. MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists. The Yard School was recently recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards 2012 as the Favorite Place to Take a Kid’s and Adult Art Class. 

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website,, or by calling 973-746-5555. MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m., and on the first Thursday night of the month (October–June), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Free First Thursday Nights and Free First Fridays are free for everyone. The Store at MAM is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 9p.m. on Free First Thursday Nights. 

All Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.


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