(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, March 01, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

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.

Thursday, March 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, March 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

Wednesday, March 08, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Second 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. Contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org for more information.

 

Price:

$10.00

 

Member Price:

FREE

Sunday, March 12, 11:00 AM
12:00 PM

MAM members are invited to a private docent-led tour of Matisse and American Art. RSVP to members@montclairartmuseum.org or 973-259-5151.

 

FREE for MAM Members

 

Not a MAM member? Visit montclairartmuseum.org/join or call 973-259-5151 to learn more about all the benefits of being a MAM member and join today!

Thursday, March 16, 7:00 PM

Judy Pfaff is an American artist, known mainly for installation art. Pfaff has received numerous awards for her work, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2013, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her work is included in MAM’s current exhibition, Matisse and American Art. Program followed by Q&A and reception.

 

Professional Development Certificates will be available for educators.

 

This lecture is a collaboration between the Master of Fine Arts degree program of Montclair State University and the Montclair Art Museum.

 

Image: Judy Pfaff (b. 1946), Six of One – Meloné, 1987. Color woodcut, Edition: 25, Published by Crown Point Press. Collection of Judy Pfaff. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Sunday, March 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

Monday, March 20, 7:00 PM
9:30 PM

Meeting once a month to support and develop projects from page to production, the Screenwriters & Playwrights Collective gives writers and actors the chance to develop their craft. Writers present their work and receive feedback; actors have the opportunity to bring quality material to life. The group provides constructive criticism and encouragement, and ultimately creates a network of local writers and actors. For more information, visit the Facebook Group or contact Mike Stabile at mstabile@montclairartmuseum.org. Meetings will be held in the Digital Media Lab.

 

FREE; Pre-registration required. Email mstabile@montclairartmuseum.org.

Sunday, March 26, 2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Attention French language learners! Please join France native Claire Négrin for an artful afternoon as you discover the current exhibition Matisse and American Art. Learn some new terms and engage in fun, stimulating conversation—tout en français! All levels welcome.

 

Advance online registration required to reserve your spot!

 

Cosponsored by The French Institute Alliance Français of Montclair. Ticket includes special exhibition fee for Matisse and American Art. Proof of FIAF membership or student ID required for discounted tickets.

Price: 
$20.00
Member Price: 
$16.00
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM

Art historian W. Jackson Rushing and artist Jeff Kahm will engage in a lively dialogue pertaining to cultural exchanges between modern and contemporary American and Native American artists from the early twentieth century to the present. Dr. Rushing is Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art at the University of Oklahoma, as well as the author of the landmark book Native American Art and the New York Avant-Garde (1995). Jeff Kahm is Associate Professor in the Studio Arts Department of the Institute of American Indian Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A Plains Cree artist, Kahm describes his work as “rooted in indigenous abstraction and Modernist aesthetics.” His recent solo exhibitions took place at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2012) and Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba (2013).

 

Professional Development Certificates will be available for educators.

 

$5.00 student tickets available with student ID

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM

MAM patrons and collectors Audrey Gaelen and her late husband Norbert founded this lecture series last year to spotlight the artistic process and motivations. The Second Annual Gaelen Lecture features Mickalene Thomas, a contemporary African American artist best known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Her work draws from Western art history, pop art and visual culture to examine ideas around femininity, beauty, race, sexuality and gender. Program followed by Q&A and reception.

 

Professional Development Certificates will be available for educators.

 

The Gaelen Family Artist Lecture is made possible through The Gaelen Family Artist Lecture Endowment Fund.

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Sunday, May 21, 10:30 AM
11:30 AM

MAM members are invited to a private docent-led tour of Matisse and American Art. RSVP to members@montclairartmuseum.org or 973-259-5151.

 

FREE for MAM Members

 

Not a MAM member? Visit montclairartmuseum.org/join or call 973-259-5151 to learn more about all the benefits of being a MAM member and join today!