Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they’re looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today’s Groupon to the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair. Admission is free to children younger than age 12 and all visitors on the first Friday of every month. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get admission for two (a $24 value).
- For $22, you get admission for four (a $48 value).<p>
The Montclair Art Museum throws open its gallery doors and invites guests inside to witness a treasured collection of historic artifacts and culturally relevant exhibits. Rotating displays from a museum collection of more than 4,000 artistic Native-American pieces span centuries of creation, including woven baskets and smartphones. Patrons can analyze 18th and 19th century artwork comprising sculptures, busts, and paintings, then move on to view rotating exhibitions obtained through a weeklong session of no-holds-barred Pictionary. Current exhibitions include The Spectacular of Vernacular that showcases how 25 contemporary artists utilize craft and folklore to explore specific cultural icons, and a display of contemporary and modern art that features the thoughtful work of well-known artists of the past century. After wandering through Montclair Art Museum’s hallowed corridors or breezy ventilation ducts, art lovers can meander into the museum store for trinkets and memorabilia.