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

The Bloomfield Avenue Hotline

April 4, 2013 - June 16, 2013

The Bloomfield Avenue Hotline was the winner of the first annual Bloomfield Avenue Prize, a joint initiative of the Montclair Art Museum and Bloomfield College. Named after the street that connects the two institutions, the Prize was awarded through a juried open call competition for...

Works by Lee Arnold

April 2, 2013 - September 14, 2013

Arnold explores the nature of time and perception using a variety of media, including film, animation, video, photography, drawing, and sound. Both of the videos on view at MAM, The Wanderer and The Swim (both 2012), were created during a summer sojourn in Maine. Arnold, who...

The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913

February 16, 2013 - June 15, 2013

The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the famous and controversial 1913 Armory Show with a major exhibition that opened exactly 100 years to the day from the original. The New Spirit was the first exhibition to focus...

Oscar Bluemner’s America: Picturing Paterson, New Jersey

February 16, 2013 - June 15, 2013

Selections from the Vera Kouba Bluemner Collection, Stetson University, De Land, Florida.

 

This exhibition focused on Oscar Bluemner’s representations of Paterson, New Jersey, a once-thriving manufacturing center that became a center of social, political, and...

Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land

September 27, 2012 - January 19, 2013

This exhibition, originated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, revealed the little-known breadth of Georgia O’Keeffe’s interest in northern New Mexico and more particularly illuminated her keen sensitivity and deep respect for the Native American and Hispano cultures of the region. From 1931 to...

Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics

September 27, 2012 - January 6, 2013

Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics was the first solo museum exhibition by the acclaimed multimedia artist and the second in MAM’s New Directions series of contemporary art exhibitions. Blending fantasy, humor, and play, Woolfalk’s art draws on anthropology, mythology, and fashion to present...

New Media: New Forms, New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Arts 2012

April 24, 2012 - July 21, 2012

New Media: New Forms was a group exhibition of new media art by New Jersey-based artists and the 2012 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Arts exhibition. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, many contemporary artists are incorporating new technologies into their work. The thirteen...

Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections

February 11, 2012 - June 16, 2012

This exhibition featured 39 works by 20th- and 21st-century artists who have extended the boundaries of art making. Drawn from area private collections, the exhibition offered a rare opportunity to view works that are seldom exhibited in public and showcased the art of early and midcentury...

Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art

December 3, 2011 - October 19, 2013

This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, was drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explored the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art. Since the late 19th century, painters and sculptors have not always aimed to...

George Inness: Private Treasures

November 5, 2011 - March 31, 2012

This was the first special exhibition to be held in the Montclair Art Museum’s George Inness Gallery, the only space in the world dedicated to the work of George Inness (1825–1894). Often called the “Father of American Landscape Painting,” Inness spent the last nine years of his life in...

The Spectacular of Vernacular

October 6, 2011 - December 30, 2011

This traveling exhibition focused on the role of vernacular forms in the work of 25 contemporary artists who utilize craft, folklore, and roadside kitsch to explore culturally specific iconography in the context of an increasingly global world of art. The exhibition looked closely at this...

Stacy Pearsall: Selections from Baqubah, Iraq

September 25, 2011 - November 10, 2011

This exhibition featured the work of decorated combat photographer and award-winning photojournalist Stacy Pearsall. Seventeen of her photographs from Baqubah, Iraq, were shown in the Arcade Gallery, outside Leir Hall.
 

There was no admission charge for this exhibition. Moreover,...

Marina Zurkow: Friends, Enemies, and Others

September 16, 2011 - March 31, 2012

This was the inaugural exhibition in the Montclair Art Museum's New Directions series. Curated by Alexandra Schwartz, MAM's first curator of contemporary art, the exhibition marked the world premiere of Zurkow's series Friends and Enemies, and comprised 16 works on paper and five...

Warhol and Cars: American Icons

March 5, 2011 - June 18, 2011

As one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol has helped to define America. His signature images of such American products and celebrities as Campbell's soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor have become instantly recognizable,...

Will Barnet: A Centennial Celebration

February 3, 2011 - August 20, 2011

Barnet's highly original recent work builds upon the foundation of his Indian Space work of the 1950s, which is based upon the Native American–inspired integration of organic and geometric pictograph forms within a flat, seamless space. These works were begun in 2003 and were exhibited at the...

Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers: Selections from the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection

February 3, 2011 - July 16, 2011

… they don’t look like anyone else’s flowers. They have a certain archness to them,
a certain edge that flowers generally do not have.
—Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was one of the most innovative photographers of his generation. Best known for...

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