FAQ | Montclair Art Museum
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Why did the Membership program change?

The Membership program and benefits are inspired by the important role members play at the Museum, and the ways in which they like to experience the Montclair Art Museum.

Over the past few years we’ve collected lots of feedback from you detailing how we can improve your experience as a member. And we’ve heard you! We’ve added more benefits, more events and more experiences to deepen your connection to the art.

When do the membership changes take effect?

August 1, 2018.

What do I need to do?

Nothing! Your membership will automatically adjust on August 1, 2018.

If I was a Member before August 1, 2018, what is my new category of Membership?

You were... You are now a...
Student or Artist
Friend Friends & Family
Curator’s Circle Supporter
Sustaining Patron

Did my Membership benefits change?

Yes!  We’ve added new members-only Saturday morning hours, priority check-in, and invitations to more events.

For a full listing of benefits, please see the Membership page.

Will my membership card still be valid if the membership name changes?

Yes, your membership card will still be honored at the museum and at any reciprocal institutions. When you renew your membership we will send you an updated card with the new membership name.

Can I still use my old membership card when I visit the Museum?

Yes, your cards are valid through their listed expiration date.

Will I get a new Member ID number?

Your Member ID number will remain the same.

Will I have a new expiration date?

Your expiration date will remain the same.

The tax deductibility of my new level is different from the level I purchased prior to August 1, 2018. Has my tax deductibility changed?

No, the tax deductibility will remain the same through your membership expiration date.

How can I renew my Membership?

Renewing your Membership is easy!

Online: montclairartmuseum.org
Call: 973-746-5555
Visit: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

How can I automatically renew my Membership every year?

As a convenience for members, the Montclair Art Museum has an Auto Renewal program. When you activate your membership, we’ll store your credit card in a secure database and charge you each year at the beginning of your month of expiration. By selecting auto-renewals, you’ll be saving the Museum resources and ensuring your membership never lapses so you won’t miss out on all our special benefits.

Each year, you’ll receive one mailing reminding you of the upcoming Auto Renewal. Your card will then be charged at the beginning of the renewal month and your new membership card(s) will be mailed to you. By joining the Auto Renewal Program, you understand that your credit card will be charged at the beginning of your month of expiration for your next year of membership at the then-current rate. If you wish to leave the program at any time, you can simply call (973) 259-5147 in advance of your month of expiration.

How can I update my mailing address or contact information?

Please email your new contact information to members@montclairartmuseum.org or call 973-259-5151 and we will update our records.

I have already renewed my Membership. Why am I still receiving renewal notices in the mail?

Due to processing time, your payment and renewal notice may have crossed paths in the mail. To confirm that we have received your Membership payment, please email members@montclairartmuseum.org. Please disregard any notices you receive after your payment has been submitted.

Can I purchase a Membership as a gift?

Membership at MAM makes the perfect gift for all occasions!

Online: montclairartmuseum.org (VAL LINK)
Call: 973-746-5555
Visit: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

I would like to buy my employees or clients a gift membership. How do I do this?

Please contact membership at 973 259-5151 for rates and information. We offer discounted membership packages to businesses.

Does the Museum offer a student or senior Membership?

At this time, we offer student memberships.

My company has a matching gift program. Is MAM eligible to receive matching gifts?

The Museum is eligible to receive matching gifts for the Annual Fund, which supports general operating expenses. Annual Fund donations are considered fully tax-deductible and are a great way to make your matching gift contribution go further. Please contact your company's human resources department to find out if your employer participates in this program.

Please note that matching gifts may not be applied to Membership payments.

When will I receive my membership cards? Can I visit the Museum without my card?

You will receive your membership card(s) by mail within 10 to 15 business days of purchasing your Membership. If you come to the Museum without your card, please check in at any admissions desk. They will have an updated membership list. If you purchased your Membership online, please present your email confirmation.

I have lost or misplaced my membership cards. How can I request a replacement?

If you have lost or misplaced your membership card, you may request a duplicate card by contacting us at 973-259-5151 or email members@montclairartmuseum.org and provide your full name and address.

Can I give my membership card to someone else to use?

Membership cards are not transferable. For information on bringing guests to the Museum, please see the Member Benefits section above.

I would really like reciprocal benefits at other museums. How do I get them?

MAM Members receive free admission to 30+ museums (including Guggenheim and Brooklyn museums) starting at the Friends & Family level, and more than 900 museums at the Supporter level! Whether you would like to explore modern art in Chicago or sculpture in Fort Worth, your MAM membership can give you access to museums far and wide. Click here for more information.

I would really like to participate in events, artist studio visits and behind-the-scene tours of exhibitions. How can I do this?

MAM Contemporaries and Rand Forum hold exciting events throughout the year. These affiliate groups offer a variety of art talks, artists’ studio visits, behind-the-scene tours of exhibitions and private collections, as well as gallery visits, previews of auction house sales and VIP access to art fairs. Become a Friends & Family level member or above to take advantage of this opportunity. Or click here to learn more about our affiliate groups.