Special Exhibitions


Mega Model TrainsMEGA MODEL TRAINS
Through September 6, 2015

Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.


Musically Made in NJMUSICALLY, MADE IN NEW JERSEY
Through October 18, 2015

During the heyday of mechanical musical instruments, New Jersey manufacturers were located in diverse communities such as Jersey City, Garwood, Rahway, Bradley Beach, Hoboken and West Orange. Explore the nation’s desire for music on demand, and how New Jersey manufacturers met that need.

Image: Olympia 15-1/2″ Disc Music Box, c1898-1900, F.G. Otto & Sons, Jersey City, NJ, 2003.18.183a-c


Fashionable ChildTHE 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.


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.