Special Exhibitions

accessABILITY Exhibition Image#accessABILITY ART EXHIBITION
Through February 14, 2016

Access-ABILITY is the Morris Museum’s pioneering series that showcases fine art created by artists with disabilities. In this exhibition, the Morris Museum is honored to highlight artists from ECLC of NJ and P.R.I.D.E.

Opening Reception
February 18, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Includes light refreshments
FREE

This project is made possible in part by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


SMALL WONDERS
Through February 28, 2016

Featuring handcrafted silver tea sets, exquisite furnishings, and miniature rooms created by master craftsmen. Be sure to explore our eighteen room “dollhouse” display.


real beauty CollageREAL BEAUTY: UNCOVERED
Through February 29, 2016

This exhibition features the work of local photographer Dani Allen, who focuses on capturing life and exploring the beauty of what is ‘real’. In a world where the touched-up and altered image of women in the media has stirred much discussion, she photographs women barefaced, real and honest.


SEASON OF WONDER
Through March 6, 2016

MEGA MODEL TRAINS
Train enthusiasts will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display.

MUSEUM MIND BENDERS
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.

STORY BOOK FOREST
This annual display of children’s literature-themed holiday trees decorated by local school children will inspire the entire family.


Noble LionANIMAL KINGDOM—TOYING WITH ART
Through March 6, 2016

Explore the “wild” side of art through creatures made from traditional oil paint, re-purposed toys, and more!

Image: George Thaddeus Saj, Noble Lion.


Lois SpragueTMI too much informationTEXT MESSAGES
Through March 20, 2016

Texting has become an essential part of our everyday lives. For this exhibition, artists had free rein to explore the many facets of what ‘text messages’ means — from the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing. Many quilts featured in the exhibition were inspired by cell phone use, but others depict earlier forms of communication. Examples include Caveman Txts by Helen Beaver (hieroglyphics), Early Tablet by Phyllis Cullen (words chiseled in stone), and Nostalgic Immediacy by Gabriele DiTota (typed words). Come and see what text messaging means to these art quilters.

Exhibit sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Image: Lois Sprague, TMI too much information.


Follow the Thread ExhibitionFOLLOW THE THREAD
Through May 1, 2016

“Follow the Thread” brings together more than seventy-five works from the collection of the Morris Museum. Visitors will delight in intricately patterned purses and carrying sacs, colorful hand woven pieces for clothing and bedding, and a selection of looms. While the exhibition focuses primarily on traditional textiles, an impressive collection of Native American beadwork and Latin American objects is also featured.

Related Programs

Docent Tour, Saturday, February 13, 1:00PM
Docent Tour, Saturday, March 12, 1:00PM

Image: Purse, 1880-1910, Cree Indians, USA, Beads, cotton, Gift of Ms. Margaret Hoffman.


Textured GlobeSCULPTURE FROM THE MORRIS MUSEUM COLLECTION
Through May 1, 2016

Explore how artists have used a variety of materials from paper, glass, wood, and bronze to create incredible sculptures that range from the purely abstract to representational forms

Image: Michael Malpass, Textured Globe, Welded brass and copper.