(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ
Join us for Free First Thursday Nights at MAM every month from October through June,  5–9 p.m., and enjoy an evening of free art and dynamic programming.
Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by


June 1, 5–9 p.m.


More at MAM: These add-on experiences enhance Free First Thursday Night:

  • Pay only the $6 special exhibition fee for Matisse and American Art! It's the last chance to see the exhibition for just $6. Members and children under 12 see it free.
  • Kids' Creativity Center lets parents make a play date with art! Appreciate the full experience of Free First Thursday Night while your kids (ages 5+) enjoy getting creative in our new Helen and Bill Geyer Art Studio. Class fee includes themed project, small-group art instruction, and all materials. Reserve your time slot now!

*Admission does not include special exhibition fee for Matisse and American Art. Members and children under 12 see it free!



Have a creative business or activity you'd like to present at Free First Thursday Nights? Please email us a description at thursdays@montclairartmuseum.org.

We encourage you to bring groups to Free First Thursday Nights! We ask that groups of 10 or more RSVP to thursdays@montclairartmuseum.org. In return, we'll give your group a special mention on the Free First Thursday Nights webpage. 

Social Media

Visitors are encouraged to share their Free First Thursday Night experience on social media.

Find the Museum @MAMmontclair and share your posts with #MAMfftn.