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.
The Museum is seeking submissions for New Jersey Collects exhibition. Details HERE.
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, Weaver Drewes, Collection of the Morris Museum.