(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Browse all events on the MAM Calendar.

You can purchase tickets to upcoming events online below, by calling 973-259-5137, or in The Store at MAM.

Wednesday, March 01, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM

MAM invites people living with dementia and their care partners to explore art together during this free, interactive gallery program. Join MAM docents and educators in engaging with current exhibition through gallery conversations and hands-on activities. To make a reservation, please call 973-259-5136 or contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org. We request that each person with dementia is accompanied by one family member or caregiver. Coordinators at care facilities, please contact us to make an appointment for your group.

Thursday, March 02, 5:00 PM
9:00 PM

First Thursday of the Month (October–June)


The Montclair Art Museum invites you to enjoy a night out at MAM, featuring dynamic programming and interactive entertainment, such as:

  • Full-service bar
  • Live music
  • Docent tours
  • Yard School of Art Draw Along Workshop
  • Food Trucks
  • & more!


Learn more



Thursday, March 02, 5:30 PM
7:30 PM

Make a play date with art! Appreciate the full experience of Free First Thursday Night while your kids (ages 5+) are engaged in an age-appropriate art project. During this drop-off workshop, kids will learn to use fine art materials while you enjoy an enriching and relaxing evening in MAM's galleries. Led by MAM's experienced art educators, activities in the Kids' Creativity Center will be inspired, seasonal, whimsical, and fun!


Sign up for a one hour time slot of your choice while space is available.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
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MAM Annual High School Lecture: Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Mar 3, 11:00 AM
Mar 3, 12:30 PM

$10 per person (teachers are FREE with school group)

Advance registration required; Contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org


MAM’s Annual High School Lecture series invites prominent artists to share their insight with teens who are contemplating creative careers. Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist/archivist, writer, and former public school social studies teacher whose immersive text-based installations, large-scale public text pieces, publications, sound projects, and discursive programming engage with both figurative and literal language to explore how we narrate the connections between the past, present, and future. 

Friday, March 03, 2:00 PM
2:30 PM

First Friday of the Month


Join us for informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents.


FREE with Museum admission

Video Editing: Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro with Montclair Film Festival (Ages 15+)

Saturday, March 04, 12:30 PM
3:30 PM

Learn to edit your video footage like a professional in partnership with Montclair Film Festival! This one-day beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. This workshop is offered again on March 4. Registration is through montclairfilmfest.org.





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Saturday, March 04, 1:30 PM

The Montclair Art Museum is pleased to once again be a venue for this series that connects kids and their parents to the jazz experience. WBGO provides local youth an opportunity to hear some of the jazz community’s most respected musicians and vocalists. Guest artists will perform and hold an interactive discussion about jazz and rhythms, including a Q&A session. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Adults must be accompanied by a young person.



Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Sunday, March 05, 12:00 PM
3:00 PM

Is learning the potter’s wheel on your bucket list? This one-day workshop is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the potter’s wheel. Students learn basic pottery techniques that will help them to create unique and personal pieces out of stoneware. Students select glazes and return to pick up their fired pots at the end of the semester. All supplies are provided.





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Sunday, March 05, 1:00 PM
4:00 PM

Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.


FREE for Members / Included in Museum admission

Drop-In-Studios are made possible by the generosity of Gala 2016 Fund-A-Need donors.

Wednesday, March 08, 9:30 AM
11:30 AM

Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, a program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. The program is led by MAM Educator Angela Frasco and geared towards preschool age children. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. Refreshments provided.


Park Bench is made possible by an anonymous donor.


Tickets are per family

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Wednesday, March 08, 2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Second Wednesday of the Month


MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. Contact tours@montclairartmuseum.org for more information.





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Spring Educators Evening

Mar 8, 4:00 PM

Join us for a special evening for pre-K–12 educators as we explore Henri Matisse's deep and lasting influence on the work of American artists, from Arthur Dove to Andy Warhol. Enjoy viewing Matisse in American Art and Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection in MAM's galleries and participate in a hands-on workshop to explore creative ideas you can bring back into your classroom. 

Participants earn two hours of professional development credit for the evening. 


FREE; RSVP bbalsimelli@montclairartmuseum.org

Alcohol Ink Printing

Sunday, March 12, 10:30 AM
4:30 PM
Using alcohol inks is a fun way to create interesting paintings and to add color to different surfaces such as glass and metals. Alcohol ink is an acid-free, highly pigmented, and fast-drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect and the possibilities are limited only by what you are willing to try.
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Sunday, March 12, 11:00 AM
12:00 PM

MAM members are invited to a private docent-led tour of Matisse and American Art. RSVP to members@montclairartmuseum.org or 973-259-5151.


FREE for MAM Members


Not a MAM member? Visit montclairartmuseum.org/join or call 973-259-5151 to learn more about all the benefits of being a MAM member and join today!

Parent and Child Ceramics

Sunday, March 12, 11:00 AM
1:00 PM

Work together with your child to make a textured tile or wall hanging and experiment with throwing on the potter's wheel. Workshop participants will view demonstrations of the various steps involved in wheel throwing and have time for guided practice. Additionally, participants will use a variety of stamps and texturing implements to design their own family tile or wall piece. Price is per parent and child pair.


Price: $80.00


Member Price: $60.00



Screenwriting Intensive 101

Sunday, March 12, 12:00 PM
3:00 PM
Have you always wanted to write a movie or TV show? Students will discover what it takes to create an effective script for the screen through learning about film and television story structure and screenplay formatting. Students will examine the pages of acclaimed industry professional writers and learn the craft of screenwriting — from how to create scenes that jump off the page and grab the audience to generating authentic dialogue. No previous writing experience required.
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