December 5, 2015 – April 10, 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.
SCULPTURE FROM THE MORRIS MUSEUM COLLECTION
December 5, 2015 – 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.
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.
Holiday Spectacular XIII, “Awe and Wonder,” December 12 and 13
Toyland Festival, December 28 and 29
Journey to Candyland Performance, December 28
Bubble Trouble Performance, December 29
December 12, 2015 – 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.
Explore the “wild” side of recycled toys through creatures made of LEGO, colored pencils, building blocks, and more!
Image: George Thaddeus Saj, Noble Lion.
FOLLOW THE THREAD
January 14 – May 1, 2016
Featuring historic examples of textile art from different cultures, this exhibition examines weaving, quilting, lacemaking, crochet, and beading.
This retrospective exhibition spans seven decades of this beloved New Jersey artist’s prolific career, highlighting Burger’s interests in architecture and nature. An expressionistic master, the physical nature of his work often erupts into splashes of color. Some of Burger’s more recent and dramatic works are comprised of large black and white paintings on paper.
Image: W. Carl Burger, Russ’ Old Barn, Stockton, acrylic on canvas, 2002. Gift of W. Carl Burger.