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

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
 

Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art

April 7, 2016 - December 31, 2016

ONGOING VIEW

 

Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art is the final phase in MAM’s major reinstallation of the Rand Gallery of Native American Art. The new installation’s overarching theme is the stylistic development of Native American art traditions and...

American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection

February 7, 2016 - June 19, 2016

A sweeping survey of American art at the turn of the 20th century, American Visions: 1870–1940 traces the emergence of a truly American style of painting by concentrating on regional artists’ colonies established across the United States during this period. The exhibition features works...

Work and Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection

September 13, 2015 - December 31, 2016

This collection-based exhibition comprises over 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that explore the universal themes of labor and leisure in America from the 18th century to the present day. The works on view range chronologically from Benjamin West’s exposure of political...

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

May 7, 2015 - December 31, 2016

ONGOING VIEW

 

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...

Native American Art Collection Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery

September 21, 2014 - December 31, 2016

ONGOING VIEW

 

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...