From Saturday, May 13 to Saturday, May 20, inspired by the “Matisse and American Art Exhibition” at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair is holding Matisse Week.

The exhibit presents work by the French master Henri Matisse alongside the American artists he inspired, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Faith Ringgold, and others.

Among the events are Matisse-inspired artwork by Glenfield Middle School students, Montclair Blooms storefront designs, and more. The week opens with the Celebrate Matisse gala, and closes with the Chalk Walk Block Party on Church Street, in Montclair Center.

On Thursday, May 18, MAM participates in Art Museum Day, a national initiative presented by the Association of Art Museum Directors.
At the Chalk Walk Block Party, presented by Montclair Center BID, on Church Street, 2–8 p.m.

on Saturday, May 20, families can find inspiration from Matisse and create chalk paintings on the street, which will be closed to traffic. he closing celebration also includes live music and raffle baskets Participating businesses and organizations include Montclair Center BID, Upper Montclair Business Association, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, and South End.

For complete details, visit, or call 973-746-5555.