Chairs of Inclusion
Through February 1, 2015
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled’s Wae Center, ten life sized chairs have been commissioned from professional artists, each of whom has worked with the Center’s member artists to create a chair as an art/sculpture object. The chairs represent the belief that every person is entitled to a “seat at the table”– in our community and our family lives. The goal of the project is to shift perceptions about people with developmental disabilities and broaden the public’s awareness of policies about inclusion.
Opening Reception, January 8, 6:00-8:00pm. FREE to the public.
Masquerade: Masks from the Morris Museum Collection
Through February 16, 2015
Masks can be amusing, arresting, and awe-inspiring. Featuring more than 40 dynamic works from Asia, Africa and the Americas, this exhibition examines how a variety of cultures have used masks to serve many purposes from entertainment to deception to protection.
Image: Harold King, Raven Mask. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bickford.
Mega Model Trains
Through March 1, 2015
Train enthusiasts will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Popular features include a Thomas and Friends Model Train and the Polar Express Model Train.
Featuring over 20 puzzle stations, Museum Mind Benders will provide visitors of all ages hours of entertainment. Sponsored by the Walter F. & Alice Gorham Foundation.
Brick by Brick
Through March 15, 2015
This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO® artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture. Featured artists include Mike Doyle, Blake Foster, David Haliski, and Jonathan Lopes, among others. You will be amazed by awesome sculptures of famous buildings, favorite snacks, and memorable masterpieces. The exhibition also includes a large-scale working LEGO model train. Hands-on stations will invite visitors to design their own minifigure and to “write” their name on the LEGO wall. Kids of all ages are sure to be delighted with this playful display of more than 25 original works. Plenty of hands-on building opportunities for the whole family.
Beautiful LEGO 2, Lecture and Book Signing with Mike Doyle, January 17
Builders Play Day, January 19
Micro Cityscape Building Program, January 24
LEGO Model Train, live demos on Saturdays at 1:30pm
LEGO Design Challenge
Image: David Haliski, Tide. Image courtesy of the artist.
Dollhouses from the Morris Museum Collection
Through March 22, 2015
Enjoy vintage dollhouses, miniature rooms, and children’s tea sets from the collection of the Morris Museum. Be sure to explore our eighteen room “dollhouse” display and a section of finely crafted miniatures.
Pottery by Albert Green
For more than fifty years until his death in 1994, Albert Green produced works of genius that continue to influence the ceramic world today. Through years of experimentation and study, Albert was able to teach himself the intricacies of clay and glazes. Simple utilitarian forms – the bowl, the bottle, the plate – became Albert’s canvases, allowing him to concentrate on the interplay of color and design which graces the surface of every piece.