Annual Conversations on Education and Arts | Montclair Art Museum
(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Each fall the Montclair Art Museum and the Montclair Community Pre-K co-sponsor a lecture that invites prominent minds and talents in the field of education to our community to discuss the arts in our schools, as well as early childhood education and the role of creativity in learning. This lecture is always a popular event and allows regional educators to spend an informative and lively evening with their peers. Professional Development Hours available.


Past Conversations


2003: Howard Gardner
2004: Leon Botstein
2005: Lillian Katz
2006: Maxine Greene
2007: Eric Carle
2008: Lella Gandini
2009: Philip Yenawine
2010: Faith Ringgold
2011: Claudia Cornett
2012: Howard Gardner
2013: Chris Gifford

2014: Yvonne Wells & Dr. Nell Painter
2015: Mary Ehrenworth

2016: Don Glass

2017: Peter Reynolds


Sponsored by The Montclair Community Pre-K, MAM, and with generous support from Jane and Harvey Susswein.


For more information, please contact:
Martha Kelshaw, Assistant Director, Adult and Higher Education Programs, 973-259-5153,

Upcoming Events

  • 24Oct
  • MAM Conversations: The Art of Visual Perception, The 33rd Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture
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  • 27Oct
  • Creating Small Treasures with Printmaking Workshop
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  • 27Oct
  • Parent/Child Ceramics Ages 9-12 Workshop
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