The Museum aims to be a center for community engagement and dialogue through a blend of cultural experiences, including lectures by distinguished artists and experts, conversations and book signings with renowned authors, opportunities to create art, musical performances, and films, and special programs to explore the galleries. Partnerships and collaborations are at the core of our public programs as we work with a wide range of area organizations to present timely and thoughtful programming, broaden our audience, share unique resources, and build stronger networks within our community.

You can see all of MAM's upcoming events on the MAM Calendar or download the Public Programs brochure.

You can purchase tickets to upcoming events below or at The Store at MAM. Call 973-259-5137 or stop by Tuesday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free First Thursday Nights

The Museum is open late, 5–9 p.m, the first Thursday of the month (October–June), with free admission, dynamic programming, and a bar in partnership with Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastro-Lounge.

Free First Thursday Nights Schedule


Artful Outing
First Tuesday of the month
11 a.m.–12 p.m.

MAM invites people with dementia and their care partners to attend a FREE, interactive gallery program led by MAM docents and educators. Interact with current exhibitions in a meaningful way through hands-on activities and gallery engagement. If you are an individual caregiver or program coordinator for a care facility and wish to participate, please call 973-259-5136 or contact to make a reservation.

Art in the Afternoon
Second Wednesday of the month, 2–3:30 p.m.
$10 Seniors, FREE for MAM Members
MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing each second Wednesday of the month. Participants 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. 
Art in the Afternoon is funded by a grant from the Partners for Health Foundation, which partners to strengthen health and wellness in the Montclair area.

MAM and the Adult School of Montclair
Legendary Locals of Montclair
Discussion and Book Signing

Sunday, May 18
2–4 p.m.
Registration through the Adult School of Montclair
Call 973-746-6636 to register; enroll EARLY!
$20 MAM members,
$25 nonmembers

In honor of The Montclair Art Museum and the Bellevue Avenue Library’s Centennial Celebrations, the two organizations will cohost with The Adult School of Montclair a discussion regarding Montclair history. Legendary Locals of Montclair author Elizabeth Shepard, a professional archivist in New York, was the Montclair Public Library local archivist from 1995 to 2001, and coauthor Mike Farrelly was Montclair’s official historian since 2004. Together, they will address the many great Montclair personalities who have come before us. Paintings by Montclair’s favorite son, George Inness, are part of MAM’s permanent collection and currently featured in the exhibition 100 Works for 100 Years.

Book signing to follow. Book available through your local library or available for purchase through The Store at MAM. This program is cosponsored by The Friends of the Bellevue Avenue Library.


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French Language Tour: Robert Smithson's New Jersey


May 4, 2014


2–3 p.m.

Attention French language learners! Please join France native Claire Négrin for an artful afternoon as you discover les chefs-d’oeuvre du MAM by looking closely at selected works on view and discussing them in French. Learn some new terms and engage in fun, stimulating conversation— tout en français! All levels welcome.

  Nonmember: $20.00
Member: $15.00


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iPhoneography Workshop


May 8, 2014


6:45-9 p.m.

Enjoy a night out at MAM with some friends, have a glass of wine, and be inspired to turn your photos into keepsakes. Learn the art of iPhoneography from Audrey Blake Breheney, lifestyle photographer and blogger at

*Lighting & composition basics
*The best apps on the market
*How to manage your storage
*How to turn your memories into art

Price includes wine and light hors d'oeuvres
Contact or 973-259-5151 for further information.

  Nonmember: $50.00
Member: $40.00



For more information, please contact:
Martha Kelshaw, Manager of Public Programs,, 973-259-5153

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