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The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) was established in 1914 and remains one of the few museums in the United States devoted to American art and Native American art forms. The collection consists of more than 12,000 works. The American collection comprises paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculpture dating from the 18th century to the present. The museum's holdings of traditional and contemporary American Indian art and artifacts represent the cultural achievements in weaving, pottery, wood carving, jewelry, and textiles of indigenous Americans. The George Inness Gallery displays selected works from the museum's 21 Inness paintings, two of his watercolors, and an etching by the artist.

Free First Thursday Nights and Free First Fridays: Museum galleries are free of charge for everyone the first Thursday of the month 5–9 p.m. (October – June) and the first Friday of every month Noon–5 p.m.