(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

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...

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...

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,...

Undaunted Spirit: Art of Native North America

April 7, 2016 - July 22, 2018



Undaunted Spirit: Art of Native North America 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...

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

May 7, 2015 - July 22, 2018



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 - July 22, 2018



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...