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New Directions in Fiber Art

February 9, 2019 - June 16, 2019

MAM will be exhibiting New Directions in Fiber Art, the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlighting New Jersey’s visual artists sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  This juried show will consist of works created in the array of...

Ben Jones: Envision Empower Embrace

September 15, 2018 - June 16, 2019

“I want to lift people up, give them a sense of empowerment and redemption.”

-Ben Jones


Ben Jones’s mural Envision Empower Embrace, to be installed in the Laurie Art Stairway, is based on selected imagery from his...

Kara Walker: Virginia's Lynch Mob and Other Works

September 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Kara Walker is a leading contemporary artist best known for...

MAM's galleries are closed for the summer!

July 23, 2018 - August 31, 2018


Art in Bloom: 10th Anniversary

May 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. More than 45 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region will contribute to floral interpretations of...

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

February 3, 2018 - June 17, 2018

The Montclair Art Museum will be the final stop of the national tour of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native...

Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event

September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

See stormy skies, cool breezes, and sunbursts like never before in an exhibition celebrating the intersection of art and science. The Montclair Art Museum presents Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event, an exhibition of more than 40 of the renowned artist's lyrical landscape watercolors...

Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives

September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

The Montclair Art Museum presents the first museum retrospective of nationally renowned, Montclair-based contemporary artist Philemona Williamson. Primarily spotlighting her enigmatic and evocative paintings, the exhibition is accompanied by two site-specific installations illuminating the...

Philemona Williamson: In the Studio

September 16, 2017 - July 22, 2018

Since the 1980s, the renowned contemporary artist and Montclair resident, Philemona Williamson (b. 1951) has created dynamic paintings featuring adolescents engaged in evocative poses and actions fraught with mystery and universal significance. They suggest various transitions and stages of life...

Matisse and American Art

February 5, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Montclair Art Museum will present Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. His art has provided a liberating model for American artists’ varied...

Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection

February 5, 2017 - July 22, 2018

Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection spotlights works from the Museum's permanent collection of American and Native American art that are inspired by the French master. Matisse and American Art, the complementary special exhibition, closed June 18,...

do it

September 10, 2016 - December 31, 2016

do it is an exhibition unlike any other the Museum has hosted. Rather than an exhibition of objects created by artists, do it is a collection of conceptual instructions provided by renowned artists. The project originated in Paris in 1993 and has since traveled internationally...

Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series

September 10, 2016 - July 2, 2017

Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series explores the dialogue between Taylor Pickett’s artwork and that of renowned French artist Henri Matisse. Held in the Museum’s Roberts and Rotunda galleries, the exhibition features 76 collages, as well as 4 hand-made books.



Dannielle Tegeder: Infrastructure

June 5, 2016 - July 2, 2017

Dannielle Tegeder: Infrastructure presents newly commissioned works by the Brooklyn-based artist for The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Art Stairway and Outdoor Video Monitors. Raised in a family of steamfitters, Tegeder is fascinated by architecture, urbanism, and...

MAM: The Flowering

May 11, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Art in Bloom, a signature celebration of the Montclair Art Museum, is a biennial festival of floral design. The 2016 rendition, MAM: The Flowering, will present 33 enchanting floral interpretations of works of art. The exhibition is a remarkable collaboration of floral...

New Directions: Noah Klersfeld

February 7, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Now on view on MAM's outdoor video monitors, Noah Klersfeld's recent series of videos Party in the Bathroom transforms mundane bathroom floor tiles into spectacles of lights, patterns, rhythms, and colors. Five different videos are played sequentially on each monitor, which are...


Upcoming Events

  • 24Oct
  • MAM Conversations: The Art of Visual Perception, The 33rd Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture
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  • 27Oct
  • Creating Small Treasures with Printmaking Workshop
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  • 27Oct
  • Parent/Child Ceramics Ages 9-12 Workshop
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