(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

Eric Carle: Animals and Friends

September 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Featuring work by the acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle (b. 1929), Eric Carle: Animals and Friends highlights the artist’s meticulous preparatory process and key childhood themes of animals and friendship. It includes more than 60 original collages, studies,...

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

September 13, 2015 - June 19, 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...

Peggy Ahwesh: Warm Objects

September 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Peggy Ahwesh's Warm Objects is featured on MAM's outdoor video monitors. The video was produced in close collaboration with the engineering research center MIRTHE (Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment), an organization dedicated to the development of optical trace...

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

May 7, 2015 - June 19, 2016



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 - July 3, 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...

Spencer Finch: Yellow

January 15, 2014 - June 30, 2016



In honor of its Centennial and as part of its new contemporary art program, MAM has commissioned the internationally renowned American artist Spencer Finch to create Yellow (2013), a site-specific permanent installation for the Museum’s...

Robert Barry: Diptych: Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Art Museum

September 3, 2013 - January 3, 2016

Located in the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Art Stairway, this site-specific installation uses allusive words on the walls and windows to successfully engage the viewer. It was originally installed in 2005-6.

Robert Barry...