School programs at MAM are aligned with the Common Core Standards and 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 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. To request a hard copy of these guides, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Constructing Identity in America (1766–2017) Curriculum Guide is available online.
MAM's art studio in a retrofitted ice cream truck is serving up creative projects. Find the Art Truck at a festival, park, school, or party near you!
Homeschool Day (on the 3rd Thursday of the month, September–June) serves homeschool families and small homeschool co-op groups. Join us in hands-on art-making and exploring investigative processes connected to art in the galleries.
Montclair Art Museum’s educator 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 ELA curriculum. Workshops can take place either at MAM or at your location, and can be scheduled for a full day or half day.
MAM offers opportunities to learn and get involved for students of all ages, from preschool children to adults.