Future Exhibitions

Picatinny ArsenalThe History of Picatinny Arsenal
February 3—May 31, 2015

Learn about the history of the United States Army Picatinny Arsenal and the role it has played in New Jersey since 1880.  Picatinny Arsenal is the Joint Center of Excellence for Armaments and Munitions, providing products and services to all branches of the U.S. military. Nestled in the northern New Jersey skylands, a team of 5,000-strong specializes in the research, development, acquisition and life-cycle management of advanced conventional weapon systems and advanced ammunition.

Image courtesy of Picatinny Arsenal.

Tom Ryder New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts
Accessorize: The Person and the Place
February 12April 19, 2015

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the works of visual artists and craftspeople in the state in the areas of fine arts and crafts. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in altering sequence. This exhibition series is open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

The Arts Annual series is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in partnership with major museums around the state including the Montclair Art Museum, the Morris Museum, the Newark Museum, The Noyes Museum of Art, and the New Jersey State Museum.

For the 2015 New Jersey Arts Annual in Crafts, the Morris Museum will feature a wide range of artists that have explored the concept of “accessorizing” both the person and the place.  From wearable art, including jewelry and fabrics, to accessories for the home, including furniture and other decorative items.  In showcasing craft artisans who epitomize both innovative design and a mastery of technique and craftsmanship, this exhibition will celebrate traditional craft mediums that are presented in unique ways.

The exhibition will be curated by Ronald T. Labaco, the Marcia Docter Curator from the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

Related Programs:

Opening Reception, Thursday, February 12, 6:00pm  FREE
Panel Discussion with the Artists
, Thursday, March 19, 6:00-8:00pm  FREE
Panel Discussion with the Artists, Friday, April 10, 2:00-4:00pm  FREE

Image:  Thomas  Ryder, Reflections (Man Made Beauty), blown and sculpted glass, 13.5×6.5×14, 2013. Images courtesy of the artist.

Fresh Perspectives 2015
April 9June 7, 2015

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.

For teachersWe have officially changed to DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS as of 2013!  Please RSVP with your intent to participate by December 12, 2014 and further instructions will be provided.  

Please RSVP via the online form here: Fresh Perspectives 2015 RSVP.   

Download the 2015 Prospectus here: Fresh Perspectives 2015.  

Additional Downloads: 

Framing Requirements and Artwork Labels: Fresh Perspectives 2015 Framing Requirements and Labels 

Submission Spreadsheet: Submission Spreadsheet (Excel 97-2003) or Fresh Perspectives 2015 Submission Spreadsheet (Excel .xlsx)

 For any questions, email freshperspectives@morrismuseum.org.