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.
February 18, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Includes light refreshments
This project is made possible in part by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the “wild” side of art through creatures made from traditional oil paint, re-purposed toys, and more!
Image: George Thaddeus Saj, Noble Lion.
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” 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.
Docent Tour, Saturday, February 13, 1:00PM
Docent Tour, Saturday, March 12, 1:00PM
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.