(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, September 27, 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.

 

Wednesday, October 04, 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, October 05, 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, October 06, 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, October 07, 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!

Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 PM
4:30 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 12, 7:00 PM
9:00 PM

Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, this sweeping dramatization will screen at Montclair Art Museum before it opens commercially in theaters in New York! Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love, and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty, and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

 

Montclair Art Museum's Rand Gallery of Native American Art will be open before the screening from 5 to 7 p.m. A Q&A with Q'orianka Kilcher, star of the film; Jeannie Barbour, screenwriter and official Chickasaw historian; and Mark Urman, film distributor, will follow the screening, as well as a light reception.

 

FREE

 

REGISTER

Sunday, October 15, 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

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM
8:00 PM

Tullis Johnson, curator and manager of archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center; Stephen Vermette, climatologist and professor of geography and planning at Buffalo State University; and Martha J. Fleischman, president of Kennedy Galleries NYC and chairman of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, will discuss the life and inspirational weather-related watercolors of renowned artist Charles E. Burchfield.

 

 

Educators earn 2 hours of PD credit

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Sunday, October 22, 3:00 PM
5:15 PM

The World’s Fastest Indian tells the story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Following the film screening, educator, author, and aging expert Professor Mario Garrett, Ph.D. will lead a stimulating discussion about inclusiveness, individualism, and the importance of creativity for an aging population.
Light refreshments will be served. Film running time 2 hours 7 minutes.

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.