Montclair Art Museum Launches Another Season of Free First Thursday Nights Made Possible By TD Bank

Monthly Extended Evening Hours Offer Free Admission, Art Activities, Tours, Live Music, and a Full-Service Bar the First Thursday of the Month, This Week's Program Includes a Book Talk With Molly Crabapple, New Fall Exhibitions, and More
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MONTCLAIR, N.J. - Oct. 2, 2018 - PRLog -- Enjoy a night out at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) with free general admission, live music, art activities and tours, dynamic seasonal programming, and a full-service bar at Free First Thursday Night, October 4, 5–9 p.m.! Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by TD Bank.

The October event will launch the Free First Thursday Night season with new exhibitions at MAM. Discover the art of leading contemporary artist, Kara Walker in Kara Walker: Virginia's Lynch Mob and Other Works and experience pieces from MAM's permanent collection like never before in Constructing Identity in America (1766–2017. Take tours of the exhibitions at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

A highlight of October's programming is a book talk with artist and writer, Molly Crabapple. Crabapple's recent book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, has recently been long listed for the National Book Awards. See Crabapple in conversation with journalist Murtaza Hussain at 7 p.m.

Free First Thursday Night presents a variety of art forms and invites visitors to get creative themselves!

·       Enjoy live music in the galleries with the Silver Fox Songs Quartet.

·       The Yard School of Art's Draw Along Workshop offers a free drawing session with a clothed model and guided art instruction for all ages.

·       Teen Space Open Studio welcomes teens with a free open studio.

·       Celebrate 20years of the Yard School of Art at MAM with an exhibition of instructor art work.

·       Visit our Family Learning Lab to engage with the art on view through a hands-on art project.

Montclair Art Museum is proud to partner with a variety of organizations in the community.

·       Find out more about the upcoming Montclair Design Week and upcoming NJPAC season.

·       Relax with a pop-up mediation courtesy of Qwell

Grab drinks at the MAM Art Bar! Museum members receive a discount on drinks at the bar. Guests can also grab a bite from October's featured food vendors Thai Elephant and Mezoco Mexican Taqueria Truck.

Free First Thursday Nights take place the first Thursday of the month (October–June) from 5 to 9 p.m. For an up-to-date schedule of upcoming Free First Thursday Nights, visit

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Visitors are encouraged to share their First Thursday Nights experience on social media. Find the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @MAMmontclair and share your experience with #MAMfftn.


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About the Montclair Art Museum (MAM)

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last 300 years. The Vance Wall Art Education Center encompasses all the Museum's educational efforts, including award-winning Yard School of Art studio classes, lectures and talks, family events, tours, and the mobile MAM Art Truck. MAM exhibitions and programs serve a wide public of all ages, from families and seniors to artists, educators, and scholars.

Address: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042


Phone: 973-746-5555

Gallery & The Store at MAM Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12–5 p.m.

Free First Thursday Nights: 1st Thursday of the month (October–June), 5–9 p.m.

Student & Senior Fridays: 1st Friday of the month, 12–5 p.m. Free admission for students and seniors with valid ID


FREE members

$12 nonmember adults

$10 seniors and students with valid ID

FREE children under 12

All Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carol and Terry Wall / The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.
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