The Montclair Art Museum is dedicated solely to art produced in this country. MAM holds a notable collection of American and Native American art that highlights the visual arts in the United States over the last three hundred years.
The collection includes more than 12,000 objects, including paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th-century to the present. Also notable is the collection of traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts, representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions.
The museum holds an exceptional collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness (1825-1894), representing every important period of his career. Regarded by many of his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist, Inness resided in Montclair for the last decade of his life.