The Montclair Art Museum always displays two exhibitions of works from the permanent collection: a selection of highlights from the Native American collection in the Rand Gallery and a selection of works from the George Inness collection in the George Inness Gallery.

George Inness Gallery
Native American Collection

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Robert Smithson's New Jersey

February 23, 2014 - June 22, 2014

This groundbreaking show focuses on Robert Smithson (1938-1973), a pioneer of earthworks and native son of New Jersey.

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Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
A Nonsite (Franklin, New Jersey), 1968,
Painted wooden bins, limestone, gelatin-silver prints and typescript on paper with graphite and transfer letters, mounted on mat board
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Susan and Lewis Manilow  1979.2a-g
Photo: James Isberner, © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Image courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai
Art © Estate of Robert Smithson/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration

January 15, 2014 - November 2, 2014

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of art from the collection throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels, these works were installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view by January 15, 2014, when the Museum hosted a special birthday party.

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Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Coast Guard Station, 1929, oil on canvas. Museum purchase; Picture Buying Fund, 1937.21.

Spencer Finch: Yellow

January 15, 2014 - July 31, 2014

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 façade.

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Spencer Finch (b. 1962), Yellow, 2013, 4 light boxes, Fujitrans. Montclair Art Museum: Museum purchase; Acquisition Fund, 2014.1. Commission in honor of the Museum Centennial. Photo by Andy Foster for the Montclair Art Museum.

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

September 22, 2013 - January 4, 2015

This site-specific installation by the pioneering Conceptual artist Robert Barry, based in Teaneck, New Jersey, is on view at MAM.

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Robert Barry, Diptych, Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Art Museum, 2005-6, installation. Photo by Mike Peters.

Monika Bravo: New Work

September 22, 2013 - May 4, 2014

Two works by the multidisciplinary artist Monika Bravo are on view on MAM’s outdoor video monitors.

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Monika Bravo, BREATHING_WALL, 2010, time-based circular painting, QuickTime movie, 8 min. loop. Courtesy of artist.


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