(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ
Arranging a guided tour of the Museum is a wonderful way to celebrate a family milestone, reconnect with old friends, or entertain our of town guests. Group tours can be arranged for groups of six or more guests and are led by Museum docents and/or educators for 30 minutes or 1 hour. Tour themes may be selected from those listed below.
 

Program Themes

 

Current Special Exhibition

See something new! Take an engaging tour of a current exhibition. Visit the Exhibitions on View page to see our full listing of current features.

 

Please note that a special exhibition fee applies for the current exhibition Matisse and American Art. For information on special tour pricing and policies, please contact Benedetta Balsimelli, Education Coordinator, at 973-259-5136 or tours@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Using Your Senses
Use your five senses to explore and discuss works of art in the Museum galleries.

 

Looking at Portraits
Who is that person in the painting? What clues did the artist give us about their personality? Why was this painting created? How do we capture the likeness and character of a person today? Compare portraits by American artists from the 18th century through the 21th century to discover the answers.

 

Shifting Landscape
Featuring works from several areas of the Museum’s collection, this tour explores the various approaches and media that artists have utilized to represent the evolving American landscape.

 

Native American Art
Explore and learn about the rich cultural history of Native Americans by examining artifacts, tools, clothing, and ceremonial objects. Customized tours are also available. They may include Family and Community, Environment and Natural Resources, Symbols and Patterns, and/or European Influences.

 

Sculpture: Movement and Form
See how artists use form and movement to create dynamic three-dimensional works of art.

 

Modern Viewpoints
Explore the Museum’s special exhibitions and collection of modern and contemporary art. Look at works by Man Ray, Nevelson, O’Keeffe and Warhol. Discover how technology and social change inspired artists of the 20th and 21st centuries to experiment with different forms of abstraction.

 

Weather, Season, Time, and Place
Explore landscapes and learn how color, line and shape have been creatively used to convey weather conditions, seasons, and times of day.

 

Art Stories
Come to hear, see, and read the stories art can tell as we look at and interpret narrative works of art together.

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION DURATION BOOKING FEE PROGRAM COST

Guided Tour
Explore the galleries with a knowlegable guide.
 1 hour
$30
$10 student/senior;
$12 adult*
Gallery/Studio A related art-making activity in the Museum's art studios is available to complement tour discussions for any theme listed above. The tour and studio activities combine for an engaging and interactive experience at the Montclair Art Museum. 2 hours $30 $12/participant*
Tour with Writing or Sketching Activity Sketching activities in the Museum galleries are available to complement tour discussions for any theme. If you are interested in a gallery activity for your group, you must specify when scheduling. The gallery activity lasts for approximately half an hour in addition to the tour. All materials are provided by the Museum. 1.5 hours $30 $10/participant*
 Self-Guided Tour
Explore the galleries as a group on your own.
1 day
None
$10 student/senior;
$12 adult*
 Outreach
Please call 973-259-5136 for more information
1.5 hours
Fee varies
Fee varies

 

* Please note that a special exhibition fee applies for the current exhibition Matisse and American Art. For information on special tour pricing and policies, please contact Benedetta Balsimelli, Education Coordinator, at 973-259-5136 or tours@montclairartmuseum.org.

 


For more information, please contact:
Benedetta Balsimelli, Education Coordinator, 973-259-5136, tours@montclairartmuseum.org