Montclair Art Museum, 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, United States
Jewels in Town – The Architecture of Montclair
AGES - ADULT (AGE 16+)
INSTRUCTOR - JOHN FOTIADIS
Montclair’s story begins in the late 17th century as an agrarian village with Dutch and English roots. Over the next three hundred years, its growth would largely reflect that of America’s, as it irreversibly transformed - first into a commercial center during the industrial revolution, and then into the idyllic and cultured suburb it is known for today. Through every stage of Montclair’s colorful history, buildings were built to serve the varying needs of its inhabitants, which both changed over time. What has resulted is a rich and eclectic tapestry of architectural styles reflected in the town’s buildings that serve as living “artifacts” and give Montclair its unique character.
Join John Fotiadis as he explores the city through its architecture, citing a number of Montclair’s landmark buildings, and culminating with the original Beaux Arts building of the Montclair Art Museum, the jewel in Montclair’s crown.
This class is online with live instruction. Students will need to have a computer, tablet, or phone with internet and access to Zoom.