Enjoy a guided gallery tour of Museum exhibitions with one of our knowledgeable docents followed by an art-making workshop with a MAM art educator, for an in-depth 1 ½ hour creative experience. Our participatory tours encourage interaction, as students are guided to make observations while looking closely at artwork in current exhibitions. Students will then have fun in our studio making their own art inspired by the works on view. Choose from one of the thematic options below, or schedule a series of 4 visits so your children experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. Registration includes free admission to visit Museum galleries in-person following the lesson, at your own convenience.
Choose a theme:
Color, Shape & Line (Only for Grades K-2)
Calling all museum detectives! Investigate works of art from different times and places to discover how artists utilize the building blocks of art.
Using Your Senses (Only for Grades K-2)
Get a unique, multisensory perspective as you experience art through your eyes, ears, and body.
Celebrating Many Voices
This tour celebrates the work of established and emerging artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color or who are in the LGBTQ community. These artists use their art to highlight issues of social justice.
Take a walk on the wild side with a tour focused on sustainability, climate change, and animals in art.
The First Americans
Explore the art, culture, and history of Native North America—from ancient times through today. Learn how Native arts have evolved across vast regions of North America in response to social and political change.
Facetime: Exploring Portraits
Discover how artists depict people, from yesterday to today, through paintings, photography, and in some cases, sculptures.
Places & Spaces: Landscapes in American Art
Discover the many different ways artists engage with the evolving American landscape and built environment.
Available Fridays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:30-2 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m.
Class is limited to 9 or fewer students and must include at least one adult chaperone. All participants must adhere to MAM’s Covid-19 guidelines including mask wearing.
The Montclair Art Museum, together with its Vance Wall Art Education Center, engages our diverse community through distinctive exhibitions, educational programs, and collections of American and Native American art. Our mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages in their experience with art, including the rich inter-cultural and global connections throughout American history, and the continuing relevance of art to contemporary life.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: All visitors to the Montclair Art Museum are required to comply with COVID-19 safety protocol, available at www.montclairartmuseum.org/visit-mam/plan-your-visit. If your group is unable to follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave and a refund will not be issued.
Complete information about museum accessibility can be found at: www.montclairartmuseum.org/accessibility-mam
Native Americans, Cultural Connections, Social Justice, Art, Visual Arts
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, 1, 2
$200.00 per Group for Non School Group