MAM for Closer Look Tour

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is starting off the new year with new programs to get the community involved with the great art from the area.

Montclair Art Museum (MAM) offers new programs.

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is offering events in the new year perfect for those who want to experience the great art the town of Montclair has to offer! Join the Montclair Art Museum for Closer Look Tours, informal 30-minute gallery talks, on Friday, Jan. 2.

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This program is free and open to the public; it will provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents. Closer Look Tours are being offered alongside Free First Fridays, which will offer free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of the month. This will take place during regular gallery hours, which is from noon to 5 p.m.

On Jan. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. is Creative Aging: Artful Outing, another free event open to the public. According to the MAM website, “people with dementia and their care partners [are invited] to attend a free, interactive gallery program led by MAM docents and educators every first Wednesday of the month. 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.”

The Montclair Art Museum, located on South Mountain Avenue, is a place for people of all ages. 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.
When entering the MAM, adults pay $12, seniors and students (with valid identification) pay $10 and children under twelve and members of the museum are free. There is a parking lot located on the lower level where the museum store resides. The museum is surrounded by restaurants and shopping places on Bloomfield Avenue, its neighboring street. With a wide variety of art, the diversity of the environment brings in people from all walks of life.

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