(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Illustrations and Literary Themes in American Art: Works from the Collection

Jul, 01, 2015 - Jan, 03, 2016

This permanent collection exhibition juxtaposes American illustration work from the 19th and early 20th centuries with contemporary art based on literary themes in MAM's Shelby Gallery.


Winslow Homer’s striking wood engravings of the 1860s and 1870s for Harper’s Monthly ...

Basket Mania: Collecting Native American Basketry in the Late Victorian Era

May, 07, 2015 - Jan, 03, 2016



The most recent installation of MAM’s Rand Gallery of Native American art features 69 baskets collected during the late Victorian era when a craze for Native basketry swept the United States. Basket mania, the name given to this fad, was at its...

Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s

Feb, 08, 2015 - May, 17, 2015

This exhibition marks the first major American museum survey to examine the art of this pivotal decade in its historical context. Showcasing approximately 60 works by 45 artists, it includes installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, video, and digital art. Come as...

Selected Works from the Collection: A Centennial Celebration

Nov, 09, 2014 - Jul, 26, 2015

In the Museum’s McMullen, Rand, and Inness galleries, there are selected works on view from the collection that were previously part of the yearlong exhibition 100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration. They are identified with labels featuring a circular red logo with the...

Native American Art Collection Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery

Sep, 21, 2014 - Aug, 30, 2015



A new installation of American Indian pottery in Rand Gallery highlights the work of Pueblo potters from the Southwest. Focusing both on traditional patterns and centuries-old techniques and innovative approaches by the current generation of...

Sanford Biggers: Danpatsu

Sep, 21, 2014 - Jan, 04, 2015

Sanford Biggers’s multidisciplinary practice integrates video, film, installation, sculpture, drawing, performance, and original music. Often examining issues of cultural difference, his work engages a wide range of themes—including politics, African-American history and culture, Buddhism, and...

From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Sep, 21, 2014 - Jan, 04, 2015

Quilts have held an important and cherished place in American culture, particularly in the American South. Though the materials and techniques of quilt making may be common, quilts—as process, as art, and as image—embody the very fabric of our country. In the late 20th century, several...

Robert Smithson's New Jersey

Feb, 23, 2014 - Jun, 22, 2014

This groundbreaking show focuses on Robert Smithson (1938-1973), a pioneer of earthworks and native son of New Jersey. Featured together in an exhibition for the first time, Smithson’s sculptures, works on paper,  photographs, and other conceptual art rooted in his time spent in the Garden State...

100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration

Jan, 15, 2014 - Nov, 09, 2014

On January 15, 2014, the Montclair Art Museum celebrated its centennial and fully unveiled the 100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration exhibition, which was opened in phases in fall 2013.


The exhibition is organized chronologically to address MAM’s...

Spencer Finch: Yellow

Jan, 15, 2014 - Jan, 03, 2016



In honor of its Centennial and as part of its new contemporary art program, MAM has commissioned the internationally renowned American artist Spencer Finch to create Yellow (2013), a site-specific permanent installation for the Museum’s...

New Directions/Jean Shin: Host

Sep, 22, 2013 - Jan, 15, 2014

The third in MAM's annual New Directions series of contemporary art exhibitions is a major new outdoor sculpture by acclaimed artist Jean Shin. Titled Host, it is on long-term view on the Museum’s grounds beginning September 22, 2013, and the first commission in an outdoor sculpture...

Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection

Sep, 22, 2013 - Jan, 15, 2014

Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection honors the collector Patricia A. Bell, a resident of South Orange, NJ, whose gifts of more than 40 works to MAM over the past decade have been crucial for developing the Museum’s contemporary art collection...

Monika Bravo: New Work

Sep, 22, 2013 - Sep, 14, 2014

Two works by the multidisciplinary artist Monika Bravo are on view on MAM’s outdoor video monitors. Bravo’s work incorporates still and moving images as well as sound and interactivity to explore our emotional and cognitive relationships to the world that surrounds us. Though trained as a...

Robert Barry: Diptych, Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Art Museum

Sep, 22, 2013 - Jan, 04, 2015

Diptych, Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Art Museum

September 22, 2013–Summer 2014 

Located in the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Art...

Robert Barry: Diptych: Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Art Museum

Sep, 03, 2013 - Jan, 03, 2016

Located in the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Art Stairway, this site-specific installation uses allusive words on the walls and windows to successfully engage the viewer. It was originally installed in 2005-6.

Robert Barry...

Art in Bloom

Apr, 12, 2013 - Apr, 16, 2013

Montclair Art Museum’s biennial celebration, Art in Bloom, brings together artists, philanthropists, community leaders, and friends of MAM. In 2013, over 30 floral designers from New Jersey and New York joined us for a remarkable collaboration of art and floral arrangements inspired by...