(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, May 23, 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, May 24, 7:00 PM
9:00 PM

A new open studio program for teens–Teen Space. Work on projects among peers in a professional studio space. Bring a project from school, a MAM studio class, or an independent project from home. Don’t forget your supplies!

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM
9:00 PM

A new open studio program for teens–Teen Space. Work on projects among peers in a professional studio space. Bring a project from school, a MAM studio class, or an independent project from home. Don’t forget your supplies!

Friday, June 01, 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 for Members / Included in Museum admission

Friday, June 01, 7:00 PM
9:30 PM

Create with clay while sipping cabernet! Gather your friends to try your hands at the potter's wheel in a relaxed, fun, and light-hearted environment. After an instructor demonstration, participants will make wheel thrown objects such as cups, bowls, or vases. Select from a variety of glazes to complete your piece. Finished pieces will be ready to pick up in two to three weeks, on average. Event is BYOB; light snacks are provided. All wheel throwing materials are provided.

Price: 
$75.00
 
Member Price: 
$55.00

 

REGISTER

 
Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a separate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.
Sunday, June 03, 10:30 AM
4:30 PM

Alcohol ink is an acid-free, highly pigmented, and fast-drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect. Discover the endless possibilities!

 

Price: 
$115.00
 
Member Price: 
$95.00

 

REGISTER

 
Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a separate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.
Wednesday, June 06, 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.

 

Looking Together 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, June 07, 5:00 PM
9:00 PM

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

  • Free general museum admission, 5–9 p.m.
  • The Free First Thursday Night bar offers a variety of drinks, including NJ Beer Co. beer, the exclusive beer of Free First Thursday Night. MAM members receive a special discount on drinks at the bar! Cash and credit card accepted.
  • Draw Along Workshop—all ages are invited to get creative in a free drop-in session with a clothed model!
  • Teen Space—this new open studio is available just for teens! 7–9 p.m.
  • Live music
  • Tours
  • Food Vendors

Learn more!

Sunday, June 10, 10:00 AM
6:00 PM

This workshop will explore the concept of post-fire reduction known as Raku. Led by MAM Ceramics Studio Manager Steve Jaskowak, students will explore techniques such as traditional Raku, tinfoil sagger, horsehair embellishment, and slip resist. Students are required to bring bisque-fired pieces to glaze and fire during the workshop.

Price: 
$125.00
 
Member Price: 
$105.00

 

REGISTER

 
Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a separate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.
Sunday, June 10, 10:30 AM
4:30 PM

Students will learn about the tools, techniques, and processes that make the exciting medium of silk possible.

Price: 
$115.00
 
Member Price: 

$95.00

 

REGISTER

 
Please Note: Your MAM Member login is not the same login used for Yard School Registration. You will have to make a separate login in order to register for Yard School classes and workshops.
Wednesday, June 13, 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.

 

Sunday, June 17, 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 for Members / Included in Museum admission

Monday, June 18, 11:00 AM
4:00 PM

Monday - Friday

 

Barbara Minch

 

Price:

 

$300

 

Member Price:

 

$270

 

This five-day intensive workshop will demonstrate new ways to work with homemade air-dried paper clay. Students will make tape castings and wire armatures with magazine imagery for color and texture. Finished art is strong, permanent, and looks like fired ceramics.

 

 

REGISTER

Wednesday, June 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.