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

 

The Education Department offers programs designed to encourage children and families to explore, understand, and enjoy the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Programs provide a variety of approaches to looking at, talking about, and interpreting art that create rich learning environments for audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy art together.

 

You can purchase tickets to upcoming events below, over the phone at 973-259-5137, or by stopping in The Store at MAM.

 

Family Learning Lab

3rd Floor
Free for Members/Included with Museum admission
​Open during gallery hours

 

Let the art of Charles E. Burchfield inspire your own weather-related artwork! Explore art and science connections in the 3rd floor Family Learning Lab, which has been transformed into a weather station. Discover the different names for clouds and create your own cloud mobile.

 

 

Upcoming Family Events

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 PM
2:00 PM

Enjoy a good story read aloud by Montclair's neighbors, writers, local heroes, and celebrities. Stories for preschool–grade 5. Readers at MAM include Philemona Williamson, Matilda Williams, Peg Kenselaar, and Kristine Bowen!
 

Saturday, October 21, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Come rain or shine! Explore MAM's current exhibition Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event and it's connection to meteorology. Families will discover the artwork of Charles Burchfield while participating in theme-related activities that unveil the wonders of weather patterns and climate. This program is designed for children 6-12 and their adult companions. Reservations not required.

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Drop-In-Studios are made possible by the generosity of Gala 2016 Fund-A-Need donors.

Sunday, October 29, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.

 

Make your own harvest doll out of corn husks and other natural materials.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Drop-In-Studios are made possible by the generosity of Gala 2016 Fund-A-Need donors.

Sunday, November 05, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Drop-In-Studios are made possible by the generosity of Gala 2016 Fund-A-Need donors.

Wednesday, November 08, 9:30 AM
11:30 AM

Second Wednesday of the Month

 

Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, a program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. The program is led by MAM Educator Angela Frasco and geared towards preschool age children. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. Refreshments provided.

 

Park Bench is made possible by an anonymous donor.

 

Tickets are per family

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.

 

FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Drop-In-Studios are made possible by the generosity of Gala 2016 Fund-A-Need donors.

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Participate in a day of themed exploration with many dynamic activities reflecting MAM’s current exhibitions, Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event and Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives.

 

$10 Nonmember Families, advance registration available below.

FREE for Family Members and above, no advanced registration required.

 

Tickets are per family (up to six people). Admission to Fall Family Day does not include special performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre.

 

Enhance your Family Day experience with a special puppet theater performance by Arm–of–the–Sea Theatre at 2 p.m. The City That Drinks The Mountain Sky traces life’s quintessential liquid—water—from mountain-tops to city taps. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will only be available at the door on a first come, first served basis ($10 per nonmember, $8 per member for performance tickets).

 

 

Price: 
$10.00
Thursday, November 16, 12:00 PM
2:00 PM

Third Thursday of the Month

 

The Montclair Art Museum invites Home School families for a fun and educational afternoon. The two-hour programs include a gallery tour and studio art project led by MAM educators Peg and Emily Kenselaar. Children are divided into two age groups, 4–10 and 11+

 

Tickets are per family

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00
Saturday, November 18, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in the studio. This program is designed for children 6-12 and their adult companions. Reservations not required.

Price: 
$18.00
Member Price: 
$6.00

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