School Tours
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Join us for a virtual tour of Montclair Art Museum, right from your home or hybrid classroom. In this participatory tour, students will be guided to make observations while looking closely at artwork on view in the galleries. Tours use 3D imagery of the galleries, are live, interactive, and led by the Museum's knowledgeable docents through the Zoom platform. All virtual tours feature artists of diverse backgrounds.
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Design your experience

Virtual tours for students in preschool through high school can be paired with an art-making studio workshop led by our talented teaching artists. Creativity Kits filled with specialized supplies will be mailed to the school in advance. Please note that students will need access to basic supplies such as pencils, scissors, glue, markers, and crayons.

Pricing:

Virtual tour, $75 for up to 25 students

Virtual tour & studio workshop with Creativity Kit: $225 for up to 25 students

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A screen shot from a zoom meeting with Yard School of Art SummerART students with them all holding up their projects in progress.
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School programs at MAM are aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards adopted in 2020. By “reading” an artwork and making observations, students interpret, analyze, and make meaning through dialogue, cultivate an appreciation for traditional through contemporary artforms, and make connections to their lived experiences.
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In the studio, students generate, conceptualize, and develop creative ideas, use the foundations of art and their personal experience to make art, and reflect on their work.
Choose a theme for your tour:

Color, Shape & Line (Preschool through grade 1 only)

Calling all museum detectives! Investigate works of art from different times and places to discover how artists utilize the building blocks of art.

 

Using Your Senses (Preschool through grade 1 only)

Get a unique, multisensory perspective as you experience art through your eyes, ears, and body.

 

Celebrating Many Voices

This tour celebrates the work of established and emerging artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and who use their art to highlight issues of social justice. Tour discussions will delve into topics such as racism, immigration, and challenges faced by Native people. 

 

Eco Art 

Take a walk on the wild side with a tour focused on sustainability, climate change, and animals in art—including a site-specific installation of animal sculptures and habitats made from recycled materials by the artist Federico Uribe.

 

The First Americans

Younger students explore Native American art, culture, and history—from ancient times through today. Older students learn how Native arts have evolved across vast regions of North America in response to social and political change, from earliest times to the present.

 

Facetime: Exploring Portraits

Who is that person in the painting? What clues can you find about their interests, status, or personality? Discover how artists depict people, from yesterday to today, through paintings, photography, and in some cases, sculptures.

 

Places & Spaces: Landscapes in American Art

Discover the many different ways artists engage with the evolving American landscape and built environment— from traditional landscape paintings to contemporary art. 

Please Note

Please make reservations 4 weeks in advance. Your registration for the virtual tour will be confirmed with submission of payment, and a zoom link will be emailed to you to be shared with your students.

 

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