Close up image of a child's hand as they use an oil pastel to color on brown paper. There is a container of oil pastels to the left and a container of feathers in the foreground.


School & Educator Intro
MAM offers programs and resources to introduce educators and teachers to the Museum's collection and special exhibitions and to offer techniques for integrating the study of art into the classroom. The programs and resources are designed to help teachers from all subject areas to find connections with the collections. MAM is a registered provider of NJ State Professional Development Credits, and teacher programs are designed to support curriculum goals.
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Professional development credits are available to educators for all adult classes offered at MAM.
Scavenger Hunts
Take a close look at your surroundings with interactive games.

Great for single or multiple players!

Print the scavenger hunt boards below. You'll need a pencil or pen. Share your drawings or your scavenger hunt finds with us on social media using the hashtag #MAMScavengerHunt

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Learn, Create, Teach

Learn about Virgil Ortiz's Venutian Soldiers, then create your own super hero in the Heroes Among Us activity.

Virgil Ortiz's armore for neena sits in the foreground. Several of his ornate ceramic artworks are in cases in the back ground.
For Your Classroom
School Tours and Field Trips

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.

Educator Guides

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 The Constructing Identity in America (1766–2017) Curriculum Guide is available online. 

Art Truck

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! 

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A mam docent is giving a group of high school students a tour in the MAM galleries. The docent is pointing at a painting of a winding road. The students are all very focused on the painting.
Home School Programs

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.

Professional Development Workshops

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.

For Your Students

MAM offers opportunities to learn and get involved for students of all ages, from preschool children to adults. 

Four high school girls are watching as another girl lowers her raku clay piece into a trash can full of burning newspaper. Everyone is wearing winter coats and smiling.