Montclair Art Museum 40.8186° N -74.224° W

Description

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


Lunch Notes

Lunches and snacks are not permitted in the Museum at this time.

Bathroom Notes

A private, accessible, all-gender restroom is located by the front entrance on the gallery level. A private, accessible, all-gender restroom on the first floor by the Yard School studios and Leir Hall is available for studio class use. A women’s and men’s room with seven stalls each are located by the Harris Entrance and accessible by wheelchair lift.

Cancellation Policy

In the unforeseen event the museum needs to cancel a program, the museum will contact the program coordinator to reschedule, offer a program credit, or issue a full refund. For Outdoor Pod Learning Classes, in the case of inclement weather, the museum will contact the program coordinator to reschedule.

To cancel or reschedule your tour or program, please let us know by emailing tours@montclairartmuseum.org at least 48 hours prior to the date of your tour or program to avoid a cancelation fee. Cancelations within 48 hours are not eligible for a refund.

Info

3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

+1 973-746-5555

tours@montclairartmuseum.org

Sun
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon
Closed
Tues
Closed
Wed
Closed
Thur
Closed
Fri
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Subjects
Arts, Art, Visual Arts, Team Building, Native Americans, Cultural Connections, Social Justice, Ecosystems, Botany, Writing, Climate, Speaking & Listening, Animals, History, Government & Civics, Sustainability
Activities
Family Programs, Professional Development, Live Virtual Event, College Tour, Virtual Field Trip, Field Trip, School Based Program, School Partnership
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, K 2, Adult, Postsecondary, Preschool
Cost
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Family Programs

Ceramics Hand-building for Learning Pods (4-part program)

Students explore the tactile art of hand-building with clay, learning the proper use of tools, sculpting techniques, surface design and glazing. All projects are kiln fired and will be cherished for years to come! Available for pods of up to 6 kids with 1 adult present. One hour class meets 4 times in the ceramics studio. Includes glazing and firing. Registration includes free admission to visit Museum galleries in-person following the lesson, at your own convenience. All participants must adhere to MAM’s Covid-19 guidelines including mask wearing.

Available Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., Fridays 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Subjects Covered

arts, art, visual arts, team building

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
6 stu.
Activity

family programs

Duration
60 min.
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Studio Art Workshop for Learning Pods

Get creative with a 1-hour art-making workshop with a MAM art educator, and receive free admission to visit Museum galleries at your own convenience following the lesson. Choose from one of the thematic options below, or schedule a series of 4 classes so your children experiment with a variety of materials and techniques.

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 and who use their art to highlight issues of social justice.

Eco Art
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 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:30-4:30 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.

Subjects Covered

native americans, cultural connections, social justice, art, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
9 stu.
Activity

family programs

Duration
60 min.
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Gallery Tour & Art Workshop for Learning Pods

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 and who use their art to highlight issues of social justice.

Eco Art
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.

Subjects Covered

native americans, cultural connections, social justice, art, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
9 stu.
Activity

family programs

Duration
90 min.
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Art Outdoors for Learning Pods

Explore Museum grounds and learn new drawing techniques in our outdoor pod learning experience. Each 1-hour long class is led by a MAM teaching artist with all art materials provided so kids can get creative and have fun. Choose from the following options or schedule a series of all 4 classes, so your children can experiment with a variety of media including graphite, watercolor pencil, and pastel. Registration includes free admission to visit Museum galleries in-person following the lesson, at your own convenience.

Available Fridays 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Choose a theme:

Architectural Drawing
Learn linear perspective and compositional arrangement while focusing on the Museum façade.

Objects in Environments
Learn rendering techniques to depict objects in space while drawing from sculptures on Museum grounds.

Figure Drawing
Students take turn modeling for each other and practice rendering gestures and proportion to convincingly draw the human form.

Nature Drawing
Capture details from nature and the changing seasons through close observational drawing of plant life and other elements of the natural world.

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, and classes will be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.

Subjects Covered

ecosystems, botany, cultural connections, art, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
9 stu.
Activity

family programs

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Professional Development

Live Virtual Event

College Tour

Virtual Field Trip