Led by MAM docents and educators, gallery tours are available for visitors from preschool to college and beyond. Select a theme from MAM’s list or contact us for a program tailored to fit the needs and interests of your particular group!
You can also schedule a self-guided group visit, but reservations are required and general group visit guidelines apply.
School programs at MAM are aligned with the Common Core Standards as well as the goals laid out by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and promote literacy and evidential reasoning, content knowledge and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
MAM invites students and teachers to:
- look closely, find clues, and solve puzzles
- become engaged with an artwork, through dialogue
- discover connections between facts and feelings, art and life
- be inspired to create their own stories and artworks
- feel empowered to find their own voice at MAM
MAM Educator Guides are designed to provide teachers with questions, ideas, and materials for facilitating inquiry-based, open-ended dialogues with students of all ages.Taking artworks as their points of departure, they encourage conversations reaching into other subject areas, such as English and Social Studies and encourage critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration. Lessons are written with middle-school students in mind but can easily be adjusted to the needs of older or younger learners. To request a hard copy of these guides, please email email@example.com.
- Eric Carle: Animals and Friends
- Oscar Bluemner's America: Picturing Paterson, New Jersey
- The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show - John Marin
- Robert Smithson's New Jersey
- From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Montclair Art Museum offers a variety of Home School oriented programs.
Home School Day
3rd Thursday of the month, September through June, 12-2 p.m.
$6 per child for family-level members and above / $12 per child for nonmembers
Home School families are invited for a fun and educational afternoon, which includes a gallery tour and studio art project. New themes and projects each month. Children are divided into two age groups: 4–10 and 11+. Purchase tickets here.
Home School Art Class
Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
10 weeks, starting September 18 (ages 7+)
$150 family-level members and above per child/$170 nonmember per child
Advanced online registration required. Purchase tickets here.
Who am I?
Join us on a journey of discovery to deepen the understanding of who we are. We will explore many different sides of identity through projects based around self-portraiture, thumbprints, word and image collages, sculpture, and more. We will use a wide range of artistic media to delve into what makes us unique and individual.
Wednesday, October 10, 4–7 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Educators are invited to explore the historical context underlying the provocative artwork in the exhibition Kara Walker: Virginia’s Lynch Mob and Other Works with guest speaker David Schwartz, Senior Program Associate at Facing History and Ourselves. Enjoy light refreshments, a tour of the exhibition, and learn how MAM can be a valuable resource for you and your students.
Educators earn 3 hours of PD credit.
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.
$12 members / $15 nonmembers / $5 seniors and students with ID
Select additional Museum programs also offer Professional Development credit to educators. See MAM's full upcoming calendar for details.
Professional Development Workshops for Educators
MAM’s education department offers half or full-day staff development for K-12 teachers. Our teacher workshops combine inquiry-based discussion strategies to foster conversations about arts, skill-building and idea-exchange in different artistic media, and thematic engagement across the art, science, social studies, and literacy curriculum. Learn more.
BOOKING A PROGRAM
To schedule a teacher workshop or for additional information, please contact Noaa Stoler, Assistant Director of K-12 Learning & Gallery Interpretation, at 973-259-5157 or email@example.com.
For more information, please contact:
Petra Pankow, Director of Education, 973-259-5157, firstname.lastname@example.org