(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.

 

New! 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.

 

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month

 

MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. To make a reservation, please call 973-259-5136 or contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org

 

FREE

 

Art in the Afternoon is offered in partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), an initiative of Lifelong Montclair funded by the Partners for Health Foundation.

 

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM
8:30 PM

In Burchfield's Wake: Artists Respond to the Environment

 

As the earth heats up and more and more people inhabit it, consuming precious resources and exploiting the landscape, we humans find ourselves confronting a need for significant change in the way we respond to our world.  Environmental artists Adriane Colburn, Ellen Driscoll, and Marina Zurkow have made this question central to their art making practices.  On this panel moderated by MSU Professor Julie Heffernan, they will discuss their work and address issues of resource consumption and its material lineage, as well as romanticized notions of wilderness, the alteration of nature by industry and climate change and the relationships between scientific exploration and exploitation.

 

Reception to follow Q&A. Educators earn 2 hours of PD credit. Montclair State University students and faculty with ID receive FREE admission.

 

MSU/MAM Art Talks series is a collaboration between the Master of Fine Arts degree program of Montclair State University and the Montclair Art Museum.

 

Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893–1967), July Sunlight Pouring Down, 1952, watercolor on paper. On permanent loan to the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Reproduced with permission from the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Sunday, October 29, 12:00 PM
4:00 PM

MAM Portfolio Reviews allow college-bound students to receive feedback on their visual art portfolios from college art school admission officers. Over 25 schools will be on site and available to meet with students. Please bring 12 to 20 pieces of original work including sketchpads if available. You may bring work in any medium including clothing, jewelry, and sculpture if you can carry it. If you wish your digital work to be viewed, bring your own laptop as well as an additional battery.

FREE

 

 

Participating Schools

Alfred University
California College of the Arts
Center of Art and Design @ College of St. Rose
College for Creative Studies
Cooper Union
Fashion Institute of Technology
Hartford Art School
Kean University
Kutztown University
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
NYU Steinhardt
Parsons
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Rutgers Newark
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SUNY New Paltz
Syracuse University
University of the Arts
William Paterson University

Wednesday, November 01, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

First Wednesday of the month

 

MAM invites people living with dementia and their care partners to explore art together during this free, interactive gallery program. Join MAM docents and educators in engaging with current exhibition through gallery conversations and hands-on activities. To make a reservation, please call 973-259-5136 or contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org. We request that each person with dementia is accompanied by one family member or caregiver. Coordinators at care facilities, please contact us to make an appointment for your group.

 

Artful Outing is offered in partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), an initiative of Lifelong Montclair funded by the Partners for Health Foundation.

 

Thursday, November 02, 5:00 PM
9:00 PM

First Thursday of the Month (October–June)

 

The Montclair Art Museum invites you to enjoy a night out at MAM, featuring dynamic programming and interactive entertainment, such as:

  • Full-service bar
  • Live music
  • Docent tours
  • Yard School of Art Draw Along Workshop
  • Food Trucks
  • & more!

 

Learn more

 

FREE

Friday, November 03, 2:00 PM
2:30 PM

First Friday of the Month

 

Join us for informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents.

 

FREE with Museum admission

Saturday, November 04, 4:30 PM
4:30 PM

Join MAM and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for a screening of My Life as a Zucchini (2017, PG-13). Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the film stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

 

 

This film is in French with English subtitles. Knowledge of French is not required to enjoy the program. Running time is 66 minutes. Program will be followed by a film-related art project.

Price: 
$7.00
Member Price: 
$5.00
Wednesday, November 08, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month

 

MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. To make a reservation, please call 973-259-5136 or contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org

 

FREE

 

Art in the Afternoon is offered in partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), an initiative of Lifelong Montclair funded by the Partners for Health Foundation.

 

Thursday, November 09, 7:30 PM
9:00 PM

Join MAM for an engaging conversation between MAM's chief curator Gail Stavitsky and artist Philemona Williamson. Montclair-based and nationally renowned, Williamson is currently spotlighted at MAM in her first major museum solo exhibition. Her paintings feature girls and young women of indeterminate age and ethnicity caught in enigmatic moments, which seduce the viewer into a labyrinth of open-ended questions.

 

MAM Contemporaries receive two free tickets.

 

Educators earn 2 hours of PD credit.

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Sunday, November 12, 11:00 AM
12:00 PM

Enjoy an exclusive, member–only tour of MAM's fall exhibitions, Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives and Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event.

 

These tours are FREE for MAM members but registration is required. Please RSVP to members@montclairartmuseum.org or call 973-259-5151 to reserve your space.

 

Not a member? Join today!

Thursday, November 16, 7:00 PM
8:30 PM

12 members/$15 nonmembers/$5 students with ID at the door

 

Peter Reynolds' acclaimed picture books Ish, Dot, Sky Color, North Star, and most recently Happy Dreamer encourage children to follow their individual creative paths. The author/illustrator will discuss how creative thinking has guided his own career.

 

Educators earn 2 hours of PD credit. Book signing to follow in partnership with Watchung Booksellers.

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Sunday, November 19, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Third Sunday of the Month

 

Discover the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a docent-led tour.

 

FREE with Museum admission

Wednesday, November 22, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM
There will be no Art in the Afternoon on Wedneday, November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please join the Montclair Art Museum for the next edition of this free senior program on Wednesday, December 13.

Art in the Afternoon is offered in partnership with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), an initiative of Lifelong Montclair funded by the Partners for Health Foundation.