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Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 85+ 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,, 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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  • The museum in the city of Montclair is one of these relative small museums focusing on local art and artists, which is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The selection from the collection...  read more »
  • Small in size but lots to see. Impressive collection of Native American Art - examples of different styles in each medium - jewelry, pottery, baskets, etc.. Great overview of tribal artwork. Other gal...  read more »
  • Montclair Art Museum is a very good museum that is conveniently located in Montclair. It is not overwhelming in size but still has a varied and substantial collection as well as special events and exh...  read more »
  • 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.
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  • I never went there but it looks fancyyyy and HAI
  • M.A.M. (Museum Art Museum) is a hidden gem. The Yard School of Art offers programs for children and adults. The exhibits are surprisingly fresh and change up a bit. The museum is small. Unlike some of the larger institutions in the NYC metro area, it can be walked through in 2 hours or less.
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