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Great venue for events

Husband’s high school reunion was held here and since I knew no one it was nice to be able to... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Iintrepid
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Surprised by my favorite artists

My favorite art work was actually on the first floor by all the highschoolers. They were fantastic... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Anon8815
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Trenton, New Jersey
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The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred...more
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3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-1747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Start any trip to Montclair with a visit. It has an unusual collection, free parking and lots of restaurants and boutiques nearby.

Thank Marian G
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Husband’s high school reunion was held here and since I knew no one it was nice to be able to wander off and enjoy the collection. The Native American exhibit was impressive.

Thank Iintrepid
Reviewed March 18, 2018

The Indian section and paintings were interesting. However, I am so glad we had free admittance as our credit card perk. There was a bizarre exhibition of a local "talent" going on and we laughed at it all the way to dinner. Guess what I...More

Thank LadyDiVineland
Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Hi LadyDiVineland, We're glad you enjoyed the permanent collection and special exhibitions on the Museum's second floor. The first floor of the Montclair Art Museum includes our community arcade galleries, featuring works created by students in our Yard School of Art classes and Education programs....More

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Family liked it It was a place that was nice to go to but not one you would say you have to go back to! Sorry guys Was nice and people were pleasant It a good place to visit once but that’s about itMore

Thank richardbU2955WC
Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Hi Richard, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Montclair Art Museum and we hope you'll return again soon! There's always something new to do at MAM. In addition to featuring new special exhibitions at least twice a year, we offer a variety...More

Reviewed February 20, 2018

My favorite art work was actually on the first floor by all the highschoolers. They were fantastic and provoked more emotion than most of the professional ones upstairs. $12 is a bit steep for the size of the museum but I still enjoyed the visit....More

Thank Anon8815
Reviewed February 12, 2018

The museum has collections of American and Native American art. When we went, there was an exhibit of Kay WalkingStick, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a celebrated Native American artist. There is free parking.

1  Thank Howard S
Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you Howard! We hope you'll be back soon. If you enjoyed the Kay WalkingStick exhibition, the artist herself will be at MAM for the 3rd Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture on April 26.

Reviewed January 3, 2018

Great local museum- enjoyed the various art types in the museum. The staff is omnipresent and helpful. They know where the art is if you ask for a certain type, and about the art. The museum is quiet and has much to see. I enjoyed...More

Thank susgames13
Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words susgames13! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 8, 2017

While one kid was taking a college exam, had a few hours to spend in Montclair with the other teen, and we stopped here without any expectation, and we were pleasently surprised. The museum is about an hour and you will cover it all, but...More

Thank Asaf S
Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Asaf! We're proud of our permanent collection of American and Native American art and wide variety of rotating special exhibitions. The Montclair-based artist you are referring to is George Inness and his gallery is a permanent feature...More

Reviewed September 15, 2017

We saw two recent exhibits here and loved them both. For being a local museum, this place does an incredible job. No, it's not the Metropolitan Museum of Art or, the Reuben but, it's wonderful for being local - far beyond what it should be....More

Thank brainwavesurfdog
Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thank you for your kind words on our brand new "Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event" and "Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives" exhibitions. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll return soon.

Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I were charged half price because some of their exhibits were closed until the weekend. The two sections that were open, the like Matisse and the Indian crafts (better than the like Matisse) were hardly even worth half price. It was a...More

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Montclair_Art_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Montclair Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Hi Steve. A selection from our exceptional permanent collection of American and Native American art is always on view. Up-to-date information about our special exhibitions is always available at montclairartmuseum.org or by calling 973-746-5555. It requires many resources to change over exhibitions, and during transition...More

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