Welcome to the Montclair Art Museum
We are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, educational, and safe environment for all. Please refer to the accessibility services and programs listed below. If you have any additional questions, please contact Celene Ryan, Assistant Director, Access and Community Programs, at 347-455-1241 or [email protected].
Personal Care Partners and Service Animals
Paid personal care partners are admitted free of charge. Trained service animals are welcomed.
Guests with Limited Mobility
Accessible parking is available near the South Mountain Avenue entrance which has an automatic push button opener. Automobiles can pull up to the front entrance to drop off individuals and small groups. All public areas at MAM are fully wheelchair accessible. The South Mountain Avenue entrance provides direct, accessible access to the gallery level (second floor).
The main elevator services all three public floors of the Museum. (Currently, due to safety restrictions, the first and third floor are closed to the public.) Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. These are located at the reception desk at the main entrance and are sanitized after each use.
A private, accessible, all-gender restroom is located by the front entrance. The accessible restroom on the first floor by the Yard School studios is available for studio class use.
The Ceramics Studio entrance is wheelchair accessible. The Ceramics Studio has limited wheelchair accessibility. Please contact Steve Jaskowak, Studio Manager, at 973-259-5152 or [email protected]
Guests Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss
Effective April 11, 2022: Face masks will be optional for gallery visitors, Yard School students, and public program attendees, unless otherwise indicated. Complimentary face masks are available.
Sign language interpreters can be arranged for any public program on-site or online with at least three weeks notice. Please call 973-259-5121 to schedule.
FM assistive listening devices are available for public programs in Leir Hall.
Captioning is available for MAM Conversations online.
Audio Guide transcripts for Undaunted Spirits are available upon request.
Guests Who are Blind or Have Low Vision
Guided verbal description tours can be arranged with three weeks notice. Touch tours of outdoor sculptures are available. Call 973-259-5136 or email [email protected] to schedule.
Trained service animals are welcomed.
Accessible Tour Programs
Online or in-person group tours and studio programs can be scheduled for schools and community organizations that serve audiences with disabilities and special needs, including those with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, memory loss, and mental illness. Tours emphasize discussion, and can be customized according to your group’s specific needs. Please visit our tour programs page for more information and to schedule a group visit.
Yard School of Art Studio Programs and Financial Assistance
The Yard School of Art, located in the Montclair Art Museum, provides studio classes, workshops, and camps year-round for children, teens, and adults. Check out the dozens of classes available to help you learn or improve your techniques! We look forward to the opportunity to discuss any specific needs. Please call 973-259-5121.
Scholarships are available based on need. The new Access for All Financial Assistance Program is designed to reduce financial barriers to the arts for children and teens (5-19 years old) with disabilities and special needs. A sliding scale for reduced tuition is based on household income, number of dependents, and availability of funds.
Sensory Sunday Studio
Join us on the first Sunday of the month for a special hour of Sunday Studio designed for families with members on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. Drop in to Geyer studio between noon and 1 p.m. for an art-making activity inspired by our current exhibitions. Each month features a different project designed by MAM Teaching Artists that is accessible to artists of all ages and abilities. This program is a great fit for people who learn best in smaller groups in a controlled environment with extra support.
How is Sensory Sunday Studio different from MAM's Standard Sunday Studio?
- This art-making hour is limited to ten participants at a time, much fewer than our regular Sunday Studio program, and we have additional arts educators and studio assistants on hand.
- We offer fidgets and noise-canceling headphones that can be borrowed upon request.
- Low-sensory zones are available for quiet breaks.
- Families that pre-register will be emailed a pre-visit Social Story and further information.
Employment, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities
The Montclair Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We post open part-time and full-time positions regularly and have active internship and volunteer programs. We welcome diversity in the workplace and are more than happy to talk with you about any opportunities.