MAM Contemporaries New | 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 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!


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



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. Cancelled due to inclement weather. Please contact Lucia Burrafato for any questions or concerns.

Meet the Collector: Patricia Bell 


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

Christie's Auction House Lecture and Live Auction Viewing


February 28 - March 3

The Art Show 2019 

The ADAA co-hosts The Art Show every year, the longest consistently running art fair in New York, held at the historic Park Avenue Armory

Please RSVP to Lucia Burrafato by Friday, February 15 for tickets


March 7 - 10

Day Passes to the Armory Show


Friday, March 8, 12 - 2 p.m. (time to be confirmed)

Join us for a meet up at the Armory Show with Lora Urbanelli, MAM's director, and other MAM Contemporaries registrants

Please RSVP to Lucia Burrafato by Friday, February 15



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, 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 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,




Upcoming Events

  • 20Feb
  • Meet the Collector: Patricia Bell
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  • 22Feb
  • Wine & Wheel with Friends
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  • 23Feb
  • Handmade Folk Dolls Workshop
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