Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

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The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.

MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists. The Yard School was recently recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards 2015 as the Favorite Adult Art Class and favorite Art Camp.

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website,, or by calling 973-746-5555. MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m., and on the first Thursday night of the month (October–June), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Free First Thursday Nights and Free First Fridays are free for everyone. The Store at MAM is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 9 p.m. on Free First Thursday Nights.

All Museum programs are made possible, 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.
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  • Great local museum- enjoyed the various art types in the museum. The staff is omnipresent and helpful. They know where the art is if you ask for a certain type, and about the art. The museum is quiet ...  more »
  • While one kid was taking a college exam, had a few hours to spend in Montclair with the other teen, and we stopped here without any expectation, and we were pleasently surprised. The museum is about a...  more »
  • We saw two recent exhibits here and loved them both. For being a local museum, this place does an incredible job. No, it's not the Metropolitan Museum of Art or, the Reuben but, it's wonderful for bei...  more »
  • This is where i come to have peace of mind. Staff is always helpful and friendly. They also have alot of pottery and art classes. I highly recommend the art class hosted by terri bertolo. She is a great teacher. She has definitely enhanced my ability to draw live models. Class is reasonably priced and she always snacks for the guests.
  • Alittle small but cute. Inexpensive.
  • My first time visiting; what a lovely, friendly place! Matisse exhibit was illuminating. Will definitely be returning soon with my husband.
  • Great Museum, the classes are very well taught with good materials and your kids will surely learn art in all its expressions.
  • Dissapointed that the majority of the exhibitions were closed for renovations until September 16, 2017. However, I may give more stars if renovations had been completed.

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