Creative Aging Initiative at MAM

The Montclair Art Museum hosts a Creative Aging Initiative for those with dementia and their caregivers. Please take part by supporting the community event.

MAM hosts Creative Aging Initiative for people with dementia.

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The Montclair Art Museum, located on South Mountain Avenue, is a place for people of all ages. The museum hosts events throughout the year for many different groups of people, and there are great things to see throughout the summer! Coming up on Wednesday, July 1 is the Creative Aging Initiative: Artful Outing, which is a great opportunity for people with dementia and their caregivers.

According to the Montclair Art Museum’s website,, “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.”

This event takes place on the first Wednesday of every month, and the upcoming event date is Wednesday, July 1 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place at the MAM, located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair and is open on Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed in observance of holidays, such as the Fourth of July, so be sure to check out the website for any closings before you make your summer holiday plans.

Entry to the Montclair Art Museum is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for seniors over 65 and students with ID, free for members and free for children under 12.

The Montclair Art Museum also has art studio space that can be rented out for parties and other events. In addition, the third floor has a gallery, family learning lab and digital media lab. The lower level also has a children’s arcade gallery and art school arcade gallery where the art made from those who have visited the museum hang on the wall.

The museum brings together an assortment of different art galleries to show the wide range of art across different centuries. With a combination of modern and contemporary Art, eighteenth and nineteenth Century American Art and Native American art, the museum houses pieces by George McNeil, Jack Whitten, Edward Middleton Manigault and Van Dearing Perrine.

The Montclair Art Museum may not be as large as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but the art that is displayed in this museum offers just as much insight into art culture. Be sure to take advantage of this staple of culture in Montclair this summer!

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