Friends of Contemporary Art | Montclair Art Museum
(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ



Come mingle with artists, curators, collectors, and other contemporary art enthusiasts.


Join Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA) and explore, learn, and deepen your knowledge of the contemporary art world. This dynamic group offers an extraordinary opportunity to participate in visits to artists’ studios and private collections, special tours of museum exhibitions, gallery walks in Chelsea and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, previews of auction house sales, artist talks at MAM, and VIP access to art fairs.   


Whether you are a contemporary art novice or a seasoned collector, Friends of Contemporary Art welcomes you!


Image of about 20 people on a tour in a gallery of large, colorful paintings.



Friends of Contemporary Art is open to members at the Friends & Family level and above, with an additional fee of $150 for two people. Join today using the button below or by mailing a check made out to the Montclair Art Museum.

For additional information, call Frances Smith, 973-259-5151.








Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Two FREE tickets to the 4th Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture

A Conversation About Art as Social Justice: Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis


Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Collector: Patricia Bell 


Thursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.

Mana Contemprary/Jersey City Excursion




  • Exclusive Guttenberg Arts Tour with private champagne reception
  • Preview of First Open Auction at Christie’s Auction House
  • Visit Sikkema Jenkins & Co. to meet the artist Jeffrey Gibson and view his new exhibition, I Am a Rainbow Too
  • Philemona Williamson Private Studio Tour
  • Private Tour of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
  • Exclusive Artist Talk with Emilio Perez
  • Guided Chelsea Art Galleries Tour
  • FREE Passes to the Armory Show



Friends of Contemporary Art requires a base membership to join. Join at the Friends & Family level or above to register for Friends of Contemporary Art.



Image:  Ben Jones, Envision Empower Embrace, 2018, photograph courtesy of Peter Jacobs.



MAM Contemporaries is made possible by a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.   





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