FROM THE MORRIS MUSEUM COLLECTION
September 3 – December 6, 2015
Fans are an extension of a woman’s sense of fashion and have been used to focus the gaze and communicate emotion for centuries. Few art forms are able to combine functional, ceremonial, theatrical, and decorative uses as elegantly as the fan. This intriguing display of more than 40 objects explores various types of fans, the materials used, and the cultural influences that defined their use.
GLASS ART FROM TIFFANY TO CHIHULY
September 19 – December 6, 2015
Brilliant, fragile, and fluid in form, glass has been highly prized throughout history. Celebrating the evolution of glass art from the humble origins of craftsmen who produced utilitarian forms in the Murano tradition to the emergence of the studio glass artist, this exhibition seeks to capture the spirit of experimentation that has defined glass art. Visitors will experience glass transformed into art through the works of more than 50 artists including Frederick Carder, Harvey K. Littleton, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Paul Stankard, and Toots Zynsky.
Exhibition Tour, Sunday, September 20, 1:30PM
Image: Dale Chihuly, Sea Forms, Glass, 1982, Collection of the Morris Museum.
NEW JERSEY COLLECTS: A CABINET OF YOUR CURIOSITIES
October 29, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Museums began as Cabinets of Curiosities in the mid-16th century. They were places for people to display all sorts of wondrous, exotic, and exquisite objects gathered from throughout the world. The Morris Museum also started as a Cabinet of Curiosities in 1913, when Mrs. Aldus Pierson began collecting artifacts and specimens from all over the world as a means to educate children at the Morristown Neighborhood House about various cultures and the sciences. Join the Morris Museum as we present a modern day Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring the unique collections of passionate people in New Jersey.
To celebrate rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native American people, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition of woodcut portraits by Weaver Drewes.
Image: Sioux – Little Wolf , 1973, Woodcut on Japanese Paper, Werner Drewes, Collection of the Morris Museum.