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Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

(4.1/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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, montclairartmuseum.org, 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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  • Free First Thursdays give all the option for sampling this vibrant local museum. Go and buy a reasonably priced cocktail, shop the small but elegant gift store, put down you glass and view the excelle...  more »
  • This is a small museum with a grand vision. The exhibits are first-rate, and because the museum is small, visitors can take their time and really understand what they will see. One permanent exhibit i...  more »
  • The museum was an interesting place to visit. It is not large but has a wonderful collection of "Indian artifacts" and George Inness paintings in their own gallery. Fabulous mobile in stairway. 
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  • Not many art piece at exhibition. It's more of a event hall rental facility. 2 story only. Some hands-on educational programes might worth trying.
  • Free First Thursday Nights are the best. It's a nice, fun, relaxing atmosphere, and its especially great when the Empanada Guys come. I've not been during regular hours, but the exhibits are interesting and during First Thursdays there are so many activities to get involved in. It's just unfortunate that I can never get there before 7, because of work, so I miss a lot of the good activities happening before then.
  • A nice museum. Wish there was more open when we went. A nice variety of different art in both painting and photos.
  • I never went there but it looks fancyyyy and HAI
  • Pay the past opoptpow look wookw