Current Exhibitions

Egg-zibitEgg-Zibit: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs

Through April 20, 2014

This hands-on exhibition will  encourage children and family visitors to unscramble the mysteries and marvels of eggs as they examine more  than 75 incredible eggs from the smallest—a sample  of a hummingbird, to a model of the giant elephant bird  egg to the different types of animals that hatch from eggs (fish, reptiles, even dinosaurs have all hailed  from eggs). Sections will  explore the science  of eggs and their nutritional benefit, the simplicity and strength of the egg shape, and how  various cultures have celebrated eggs in art, literature and holiday traditions.  Be prepared to be dazzled by exquisitely decorated eggs and marvel at the many  modern amenities that are inspired by eggs.

County College of Morris: Portfolio Class Exhibitions

Through April 27, 2014

The Morris Museum will be hosting a series of exhibitions by students in the Portfolio courses in the Visual Arts Department at County College of Morris, representing the culmination of a student’s work from two years of creative studies at the college.  Four exhibitions are planning displaying work from each of the following program majors:

Photography Technology:  April 1-7
Design: April 9-14
Fine Art: April 16- 20
Graphic Design: April 22-27.

Blood Orchid by Katrina UtkinaFresh Perspectives 2014

April 10 – June 1, 2014

The annual Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition began in 1989 to give artistically accomplished high school students a professionally organized museum exhibition experience and to recognize art teachers for their encouragement and the effective teaching of these talented student artists.  See New Jersey’s emerging young artists in the annual Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition.

Katrina Utkina, Blood Orchid, Fresh Perspectives 2005

NAWAAn Alternate Vision: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists

Through June 15, 2014

Founded in 1889, NAWA celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2014.  The first women’s art organization initiated in the nineteenth century, NAWA’s purpose was to empower and help women artists counter the difficulties they faced in gaining recognition and equity in professional training, exhibition opportunities, and the marketplace.  Over the years, many world famous artists became members and supporters of the organization. This exhibition will showcase works produced by members over the past 125 years.  The work of over 45 contemporary artists, as well as several historical members of NAWA, including Dorothy Dehner, Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Virginia Snedeker, and Edith Prellwitz, will be on view.

Carole P. Kunstadt,
Sacred Poem LXI, gold leaf, thread, paper, 2011

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Nano LogoNano: The Science of the Super Small

Through September 28, 2014

Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nano-scale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on stations present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.



Native American PotteryLegacy in Clay: Contemporary American Indian Pottery

Through September 28, 2014

This exhibition features over 50 exquisite examples of contemporary pottery, created by American Indian potters, all recent gifts from the Collection of Sonia and Victor Bauer.  Including bowls, pots, and jars dating from 1993-2008, this exhibition explores the forms, designs, and methods that contemporary potters have created with inspiration from ancient traditions.  For example, Iris Nampeyo (c. 1860-1942), one of the most well-known Hopi potters, was a pioneer in reviving Sikyatki designs, infusing them with her own creativity.  She passed down her designs and techniques to her daughter, Fannie, who passed along the craft to her children and grandchildren.  Pieces by Nampeyo’s grandchild, Iris Youvella Nampeyo and great-grandchild Rayvin Nampeyo, are included in the exhibition.  The exhibition also includes the work of Jody and Polly Rose Folwell, Al Qoyawayma, Dorothy Torivio, Damian Toya, and Nancy Youngblood. A broad range of Hopi, Laguna, Acoma, Santa Clara and Navajo traditions are represented.  The delicate shapes and detailed designs demonstrate an incredible level of craftsmanship and talent.  In addition, the exhibition includes an exquisite selection of contemporary Kachina Dolls carved from cottonwood by highly skilled Hopi artists to represent various spirits of their religion.  Works by Loren Phillips and Orin Poley, among others are included.

Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.

Dorothy Torivio, Black and white geometric seed jar, Hand coiled earthenware, 1995. Gift of Sonia W. and Victor J. Bauer. 

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al green pottery websitePottery 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.