Adult Programs | Montclair Art Museum
(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ



The Museum aims to be a center for community engagement and dialogue through a blend of cultural experiences, including lectures by distinguished artists and experts, conversations and book signings with renowned authors, opportunities to create art, musical performances, and films, and special programs to explore the galleries. Partnerships and collaborations are at the core of our public programs as we work with a wide range of area organizations to present timely and thoughtful programming, broaden our audience, share unique resources, and build stronger networks within our community.


You can purchase tickets to upcoming events below or at The Store at MAM. Call 973-259-5137 or stop by.


To book a group tour, visit Adult Tours.


Student Pricing
Discounted tickets for select programs are available for students. Select the appropriate ticket level from the drop down menu. Use of discounted tickets must be accompanied by proper ID.






Looking Together

1st Wednesday of the month (October–June), 2–3 p.m.

Find the next Looking Together date



Art in the Afternoon

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (October–June), 2–3:30 p.m.

Find the next Art in the Afternoon date



Free First Thursday Night

1st Thursday of the month (October–June, excluding January), 5–9 p.m.

Find the next Free First Thursday Night date






Alternative Marbling Workshop

Learn to make your own designs using shaving cream to print on paper

Saturday, October 5, 1–4 p.m.


Intro to Wheel Throwing Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of the potter's wheel and techniques

Sunday, October 6, 12–3 p.m.


Paper Quilling Workshop

Paper filigree is an art form from the Renaissance period that involves rolled paper strips

Sunday, October 6, 12–3 p.m.


MAM CONVERSATIONS: Broadway Bound with Reg E. Gaines


Meet Tony and Grammy Award-nominated playwright, poet, and lyricist Reg E. Gaines as he shares excerpts from one of his successful musicals and investigates the challenging journey to opening night on Broadway.

Hosted by MAM's AACC

Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.


Wine and Wheel with Friends

Try your hand at the potter's wheel in a relaxed and fun (and BYOB) environment

Friday, October 11, 7–9:30 p.m.


Silk Painting Workshop

Learn about the tools, techniques and processes involved in this exciting and versatile medium

Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


33rd Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture

MAM CONVERSATIONS: The Art of Visual Perception

Artist Larry Kagan and Yale University Psychology Professor Brian Scholl will discuss how we see and how we think

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.


Creating Small Treasures with Printmaking

Create press printed monotypes for cards, books and miniature prints

Sunday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Holiday Bling! Glass Jewelry Making

Assemble colorful pieces of glass to make original jewelry

Saturday, November 2, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.


Meditative Tea and Drawing Workshop

Learn the zentangle method of using repetitive patterns and sctructured doodles to make art while increasing focus and creativity

Sunday, November 3, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.


Handmade Holiday Tiles Workshop

Hand-build 4-6 functional or decorative tiles to be glazed and kiln fired

Sunday, November 10, 1–4 p.m.


Wine and Wheel with Friends

Try your hand at the potter's wheel in a relaxed and fun (and BYOB) environment

Friday, November 15, 7–9:30 p.m.


Imagery Through Collage Workshop

Learn to layer and design compositions with magazine imagery

Saturday, November 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


Silkscreen Protest Art Workshop

Laarn to make paper stencils for quick printing on paper and tshirts

Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 1–4 p.m.


Silkscreen Ugly Holiday Sweaters Workshop

Create your own design and be ready for all your holiday festivities

Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24, 1–4 p.m.


Raku Firing Workshop

Learn techniques that include tinfoil sagger, horsehair embellishment, and slip resist

Sunday, November 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


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