THE FASHIONABLE CHILD: 200 YEARS OF DRESSING OUR CHILDREN
Through November 29, 2015
Showcasing exquisite pieces from the Morris Museum collections, this exhibit explores trends in children’s fashion from the early 1800’s to 2015. Visitors will be delighted and charmed by designs for play days, holidays, and everything in between. The show features special occasion wear and christening gowns, play outfits, sleepwear, outerwear and accessories including hats, bonnets, and shoes. In addition to the lovingly preserved outfits, the exhibit will also include a variety of baby blankets and children’s furniture.
To celebrate rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native American people, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition of woodcut portraits by Werner Drewes.
Image: Sioux – Little Wolf , 1973, Woodcut on Japanese Paper, Werner Drewes, Collection of the Morris Museum.
GLASS ART FROM TIFFANY TO CHIHULY
Through December 6, 2015
Brilliant, fragile, and fluid in form, glass has been highly prized throughout history. Celebrating the evolution of glass art from the humble origins of craftsmen who produced utilitarian forms in the Murano tradition to the emergence of the studio glass artist, this exhibition seeks to capture the spirit of experimentation that has defined glass art. Visitors will experience glass transformed into art through the works of more than 60 artists including Frederick Carder, Harvey K. Littleton, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Paul Stankard, and Toots Zynsky.
Image: Dale Chihuly, Sea Forms, Glass, 1982, Collection of the Morris Museum.
FROM THE MORRIS MUSEUM COLLECTION
Through January 3, 2016
Fans are an extension of a woman’s sense of fashion and have been used to focus the gaze and communicate emotion for centuries. Few art forms are able to combine functional, ceremonial, theatrical, and decorative uses as elegantly as the fan. This intriguing display of more than 40 objects explores various types of fans, the materials used, and the cultural influences that defined their use.
Museums began as Cabinets of Curiosities in the mid-16th century. They were places for people to display all sorts of wondrous, exotic, and exquisite objects gathered from throughout the world. The Morris Museum also started as a Cabinet of Curiosities in 1913, when Mrs. Aldus Pierson began collecting artifacts and specimens from all over the world as a means to educate children at the Morristown Neighborhood House about various cultures and the sciences. Join the Morris Museum as we present a modern day Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring the unique collections of passionate people in New Jersey.
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.