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



3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042-1747


Phone: 973-746-5555
Fax: 973-746-9118


Gallery Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12–5 p.m.


The Store at MAM Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12–5 p.m.


Free First Thursdays Nights: The Museum offers extended hours from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month (October–June) including free general admission. Check the Free First Thursday Nights schedule for a detailed listing of dynamic programming, including a full-service bar, art activities, and live music.


Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays, including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The Museum closes at 3 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.





Nonmember Adults: $12
Students, Seniors (65+), and Veterans, with ID: $10
Members: free of charge
Children under 12: free of charge


Free First Thursday Nights: General admission is free of charge for everyone the first Thursday of the month 5–9 p.m. (October – June). 


Student & Senior Fridays: General admission is free of charge for students and seniors (age 65+) with valid ID the first Friday of every month 12–5 p.m. We also welcome special needs groups with free admission on the first Friday of the month. Please contact Benedetta Balsimelli, Education Coordinator, at tours@montclairartmuseum.org or 973-259-5136 to coordinate your group visit.


Blue Star Museum: MAM is a proud Blue Star Museum, offering free general admission to active military and their families. As of January 1, 2017, the Museum is happily extending this program year round. For more information about the Blue Star Museums program, please visit arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.




The Montclair Art Museum welcomes families! Here are some quick tips for a great experience:

  • Strollers are permitted, but double wide and extra large strollers may not be permitted in certain galleries for the protection of the artwork. There will be places to park your extra large strollers during your visit.
  • Large bags, especially backpacks, will not be permitted in the galleries, for the protection of the artwork. You are welcome to check them in our self-coat check during your visit.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. There are places throughout the Museum where you can enjoy a drink or snack, including in our new café reception on the 1st Floor of the Museum.
  • There are changing stations in both the women's and men's restrooms on the 1st Floor of the Museum.
  • Be sure to visit our Learning Lab on the 3rd Floor of the Museum. This interactive space is open during gallery hours and offers self-guided art activities.



Group Tours


Group rates are available. Group tours are available Wednesdays–Sundays. Group tours may be arranged in advance by calling 973-259-5136 or by emailing tours@montclairartmuseum.org.

Adult Group Tours

School Tours



Visitors with Limited Mobility


All entrances and public areas at MAM are fully wheelchair accessible. Both the South Mountain Avenue Entrance and Nathaniel C. Harris Jr. Entrance are automated for wheelchair access. A main elevator services all three floors of the Museum. Please call in advance for special assistance 973-746-5555.





Photography is permitted in the Museum so long as the images are taken using existing light only (no flash) and are for personal, noncommercial use. Photography is often restricted in special exhibition galleries. Please consult with the receptionist upon arrival.





All MAM programs are supported, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.


Upcoming Events

  • 25Oct
  • All About Ben: A Celebration of Ben Jones
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