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Welcome to the Montclair Art Museum

We are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, educational, and safe environment for all. Please refer to the accessibility services and programs listed below. If you have any additional questions, please contact Leah Fox, Director, Vance Wall Art Education Center, at 973-259-5121 or e-mail lfox@montclairartmuseum.org.

Personal Care Partners and Service Animals

Paid personal care partners are admitted free of charge. Trained service animals are welcomed.

 

Guests with Limited Mobility

Accessible parking is available near both the South Mountain Avenue entrance and the Nathaniel C Harris Jr. education entrance, and both entrances have automatic push button openers. Automobiles can pull up to the front entrance to drop off individuals and small groups. All public areas at MAM are fully wheelchair accessible. 

A main elevator services all three public floors of the Museum. Wheelchairs and portable seating are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the reception desk at each entrance. 

Private accessible restroom is located by the front entrance and on the Education level by the Yard School studios. The restrooms by the café area are accessible by lift and includes wheelchair-accessible stalls.

The Ceramics Studio entrance is wheelchair accessible. The Ceramics Studio has limited wheelchair accessibility. Please contact Steve Jaskowak, Studio Manager, at 973-259-5152 or ceramics@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Guests Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

Sign language interpreters can be arranged for any public program with at least three weeks notice. Please call 973-259-5121 to schedule.

FM assistive listening devices are available for public programs in Leir Hall.

Written transcripts and captioning are available for select interpretive videos. Please contact MAM in advance if a transcript is needed.

 

Guests Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

Guided verbal description tours can be arranged with three weeks notice. Touch tours of outdoor sculptures are available. Call 973-259-5136 or tours@montclairartmuseum.org to schedule.

Trained service animals are welcomed.
 

Accessible Tour Programs

Group tours can be scheduled for audiences with disabilities and special needs, including those with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, memory loss, and mental illness. Tours emphasize discussion, include tactile learning opportunities, and can be customized according to your group’s specific needs. A Museum staff member or volunteer docent may be scheduled to visit your school or organization in advance of your visit, and art-making opportunities can follow any tour. Please see “Guests with Memory Loss” for information about our monthly Looking Together tour for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Please visit our tour programs page for more information and to schedule a group visit.

 

Inclusive Family Programs

CREATEabilities, on the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11:30 a.m, invites you to explore artistic materials, make friends, and be creative together in this inclusive program for children of all strengths and abilities. Activities include sensory exploration, art-making, creative movement, story time, and gallery tours. Led by an art educator and an occupational therapist, this new program is designed for early learners, but all ages are welcome. $10 for Family-level Members and above/$16 for nonmember families.

For questions regarding CREATEabilities or other family programs, please contact Kristine Bowen, Assistant Director, Youth and Family Programs, at 973-259-5159 or kbowen@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Guests with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Looking Together, 1st Wednesday of the month, 2-3 p.m. People living with dementia and their care partners explore art together through docent-facilitated gallery conversations. Free.

For questions about Looking Together or other Creative Aging programs, please contact Martha Kelshaw, Assistant Director of Adult and Academic Programs, at 973-259-5153 or mkelshaw@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Yard School of Art Studio Programs and Financial Assistance

The Yard School of Art, located in the Montclair Art Museum, provides studio classes, workshops, and camps year-round for children, teens, and adults. Check out the dozens of classes available to help you learn or improve your techniques!  We look forward to the opportunity to discuss any specific needs. Please call 973-259-5121.

Scholarships are available based on need. The new Access for All Financial Assistance Program is designed to reduce financial barriers to the arts for children and teens (5-19 years old) with disabilities and special needs. A sliding scale for reduced tuition is based on household income, number of dependents, and availability of funds. 

 

Employment, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities

The Montclair Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We post open part-time and full-time positions regularly and have active internship and volunteer programs. We welcome diversity in the workplace and are more than happy to talk with you about any opportunities.

 

We look forward to seeing you at MAM soon!