(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

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 - June 18, 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 - June 30, 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...

Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art

April 7, 2016 - December 31, 2016



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...

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

September 13, 2015 - November 6, 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



This recent installation in 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 height...

Native American Art Collection Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery

September 21, 2014 - December 31, 2016



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...