An Alternate Vision: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists
March 20 – 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 (1901-1994), Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878- 1942), Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), Virginia Snedeker (1901-2000), and Edith Mitchill Prellwitz (1864-1944), will be on view.
Legacy in Clay: Contemporary American Indian Pottery
March 22 – 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.
County College of Morris
Portfolio Class Exhibitions
April 1 – 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
Fresh 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.
The Honey and the Hive: The Sweet Story of Honeybees
May 5 – August 15, 2014
Honeybees are responsible for at least 30% of the foods we eat everyday! Busy bees are the great pollinators of the world and are essential to so many aspects of our lives and culture. Celebrate the sweet story of these incredible insects and learn how vital they are to our survival and how you can help to protect and conserve bees and their habitats. Learn about the life cycle of a bee and how different cultures revere this tiny architect. Artists that will be featured in the exhibit include: Josie Rodriguez, Katja Loher, Marietta Patricia Leis, and Rose-Lynn Fisher, among others.
Related Programs (click links for registration and ticket information)
Bee Installation, April 12
First Bee Box Inspection, May 3
Tot Tour, May 16