Future Exhibitions

Dog ShowThe Dog Show: The Art of Our Canine Companions
September 12 through December 14, 2014

Celebrating dogs in art from the nineteenth century to the present with a focus on British and American artists, this exhibition examines works of art in which the dog takes center
stage: demonstrating the performance of hounds and sporting dogs working in the field; showcasing specific characteristics of a breed as depicted in pure-bred portraits; and highlighting pet portraits that portray the dog in its domestic environment. The exhibition features original oil paintings, works on paper, bronze sculptures, decorative art, trophies, and canine accessories. More than 100 works will be on view that capture the talent and diversity of canine artists, and also showcase the many breeds that are recognized in America and England, ranging from sporting hounds to pampered pooches.

William Secord, a recognized expert on dog painting, has served as an advisor for the show. For further information, please visit www.dogpainting.com

Related Programs (see links for tickets and additional information):

An Evening with William Secord, October 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Tot Tour of The Dog Show, September 19
Pet Family Festival, October 4
Make a Puppy Puppet, November 6
Dog Expo, November 8

 Image: Thomas Earl, detail of A Close Call,  Oil on canvas, courtesy of the William Secord Gallery, New York.

erik demain and martin demain,  Ocean Coral 2013, Mi-Teintes watercolor paper, 12 × 14 × 16Pulp Culture: Paper Is the Medium
September 21 through December 7, 2014

This thought provoking exhibition features compelling works of art by contemporary artists who have stretched the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and source of inspiration. Featuring more than 80 works, the exhibit includes some surprising objects made from paper ranging from life-size sculptures of human figures and whimsical figures to geometrically complex folded objects to jewelry and paper dresses. The exhibition will feature the work of papermakers, sculptors and engineers, whose methods and materials include handmade paper pulp, folded paper, molded paper, recycled paper, and cut paper.

Mohawk LogoPulp Culture was made possible at the Morris Museum by Paterson Papers and Mohawk. 

Related Programs (see links for tickets and additional information):

Meet the Artists, October 1, 6:30pm
Make your own Paper, September 27
Tot Tour of Pulp Culture exhibit, October 17
Create a paper collage, November 8

Image: Erik Demaine and Martin Demain, Ocean Coral, 2013, Mi-tientes watercolor paper, 12″ x 14″ x 16″. Image courtesy of the artists.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America2007 walk-off home run celebration at home plate
October 4 through November 16, 2014

Sports are everywhere in America and nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. To celebrate this connection, the Morris Museum is presenting
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America. This exhibition will showcase sports, individuals and artifacts that have been an indelible part of every community.


MoMSBlack H with text - large - blueHometown Teams has been made possible at the Morris Museum by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Related Programs (see links for tickets and additional information):

Your Kid and Sports, October 9, 7:00pm
Presidential Golf, Saturday, October 11, 2:00pm
The Forgotten History of African American Baseball, October 18, 11:00am 

 Image: Brenda Read, Hometown Glory, Photography, 2009.

Masquerade: Masks from the Morris Museum CollectionRaven Mask
October 16, 2014 through February 16, 2015

Masks can be amusing, arresting, and awe-inspiring. Featuring more than 40 dynamic works from Asia, Africa and the Americas, this exhibition examines how a variety of cultures have used masks to serve many purposes from entertainment to deception to protection.

Image: Harold King, Raven Mask, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bickford.

New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts
Accessorize: The Person and the Place
February 12 through April 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.

For information on how to submit your artwork for consideration in this exhibition, please email artsannual@morrismuseum.org with “Arts Annual 2015″ as the subject header.

Download the 2015 NJ Arts Annual Crafts Prospectus:

 For more information, click here.

Picatinny ArsenalThe History of Picatinny Arsenal
February 3 through 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.

Fresh Perspectives 2015
April 9 through June 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.  For any questions, email freshperspectives@morrismuseum.org.