Thinking Through Art at MAM

Montclair Art Museum has another event for those interested in art. The Thinking Through Art program offers a 10-week after-school course for students.

Thinking Through Art program kicks off.

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The Montclair Art Museum, located on South Mountain Avenue, is a place for people of all ages. The summer might be coming to a close, but the MAM is set to continue to offer great programs throughout the fall! Coming to the Montclair Art Museum starting on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. is a 10-week afterschool program, Thinking Through Art, geared towards students in fourth through sixth grade.

According to the Montclair Art Museum’s website,, “MAM is offering this new after-school program in partnership with MSU’s Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy in Children and invites children in grades 4–6 to come play with art through thinking and doing! Engage in various art projects and gallery discussions that will spark your curiosity and imagination. Class limited to 15 students.”

Admission to the 10-week Thinking Through Art class is $150 for nonmembers or $120 for members. The Thinking Through Art class takes place at the Montclair Art Museum, which is 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, so be sure to check out the website for any closings before you make your museum outing 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 throughout the season with the new programs and exhibits that are always being offered.

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