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The Museum of Goodbye: An Exhibition of Surrender, Release, Desertion, and Letting Go

  • The Creativity Caravan 28 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ, 07042 United States (map)

OPENING NIGHT: May 19, 2017

In partnership with Nicole Feliz Okumu, we are excited to present The Museum of Goodbye, an exhibition dedicated to examining the act and the art of letting go, and in particular, the role of grief in the process of release. Using Swiss psychiatrist Elizabeth Kübler Ross’s Five Stages of Grief, artists were asked to explore one or more of these stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance. The Museum of Goodbye is designed to be a reflection on loss as a catalyzing force of exposure, truth, and healing.

The Museum of Goodbye (#museumofgoodbye) will emphasize the efforts humans take to either inventory, preserve, pare down, or gather after the trauma of losing something or someone. Twenty-six artists from 7 states will be a part of this exhibit, including many from the Montclair area.

Opening reception May 19, 2017 during the Montclair Center Art Walk. Exhibit run: May 19 - June 23, 2017




Earlier Event: May 17
Make-n-Take Wednesday
Later Event: May 20
Tandem Poetry at Local Coffee