(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

Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM

Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky 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. Stavitsky will be providing a sneak preview of an upcoming exhibition exploring the complex relationships between historic, modern and contemporary American and Native American art and culture. 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.”

 

Professional Development Certificates will be available for educators.

Price: 
$15.00
Member Price: 
$12.00
Wednesday, April 05, 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, April 06, 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, April 07, 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, April 12, 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, April 16, 2:00 AM
3:00 AM

Third Sunday of the Month

 

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

 

FREE with Museum admission

Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM

Mickalene Thomas

in conversation with Chief Curator, Gail Stavitsky

 

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 hosted by the African American Cultural Committee.

 

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
Thursday, May 04, 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

Sunday, May 21, 10:30 AM
11:30 AM

New members of the Montclair Art Museum are invited for light breakfast reception and orientation about the history and collection of the MAM.

 

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, June 01, 5:00 PM
7:00 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