(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 MAM Contemporaries 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, MAM Contemporaries welcomes you!




MAM Contemporaries 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 Lucia Burrafato, Development Associate, Membership & Affiliate Programs, 973-259-5147.








Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Collector: Patricia Bell


Thursday, February 28, 9:30 a.m.

Enjoy a lecture on collecting art and a live auction viewing at Christie’s Auction House


March 7 – 10

Day Passes to the Armory Show

Friday, March 8, 12-2 p.m.

Enjoy a meet up at the Armory Show with Lora Urbanelli, MAM’s director, and other MAM Contemporaries


Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Two FREE Tickets for the 4th Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture with Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis


June 2019, Date and Time TBD

MANA Contemporary/Jersey City Excursion




  • Preview of First Open Auction at Christie’s Auction House
  • 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 Shows



MAM Contemporaries requires a base membership to join. Join at the Friends & Family level or above to register for MAM Contemporaries.



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.   


For more information, please contact:

Lucia Burrafato, Development Assistant,
973-259-5147, lburrafato@montclairartmuseum.org