Special Exhibitions

Masquerade: Masks from the Morris Museum CollectionRaven Mask
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.



Trains Mega Model Trains
Through March 1, 2015

Train enthusiasts will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display.  Popular features include “Thomas and Friends Model Train” and the Polar Express Model Train.

 


Museum Mind Benders
Through March 1, 2015

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.


TideBrick 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.

Related Programs:

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.


al green pottery websitePottery by Albert Green
Ongoing

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.