Future Exhibitions

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April 24 – 27, 2014

In collaboration with the Matheny Arts Access Program, the Morris Museum is pleased to present Access-ABILITY, an exhibition of 30 works of art created by artists with disabilities. The Matheny Arts Access Program is a local organization which empowers artists with disabilities and provides them with opportunities for creative self-expression.  Artists that utilize the Arts Access Program’s unique methodology are able to pursue their creative passions and define themselves not by their disabilities, but by their artistic achievements.

Cindy Shanks, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas.

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Opening Reception, April 24, 5:30 – 7:00pm


Bee 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.

Elise Guidoux and Karen Koshgarian, To Bee or Not To Bee, Twelve concertina books enclosed in various cells of a hand constructed honeycomb,  Image courtesy of the artists.

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Sponsored by Golden Blossom Honey

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Semper Tedium: The Slow Art of Quiltmaking

July 1 – August 15, 2014

The studio art quilts in this exhibit were made over the course of more than two decades from the talented hands of four different artists: Paula Nadelstern, Katherine Knauer, Amy Orr, and Robin Schwalb.  The exhibition celebrates the “Slow Art” movement of artists who embrace “handmade” as a mantra, blending traditional process with modern techniques and assemblage.  The show revels in process, rejoices in community, and celebrates artwork created in “as much time as it takes.”  Semper Tedium spans a broad variety of artistic styles, from abstraction to representational imagery, and the use of materials that range from fabric to credit cards.

Portrait of an Athlete: Special Olympics of New Jersey

June 12 – November 16, 2014

The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators.  In celebration of the accomplishments of the New Jersey Special Olympics athletes, the Morris Museum is proud to present this exhibition of portraits by photographer Pete Byron, who has travelled all over the state to capture the athletes during practice, competition, or just being themselves. 

Support for Portrait of an Athlete provided by Safilo and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Related Programs:

  • Opening Reception, July 17

Nikon Small World

June 13 – August 3, 2014

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.  This exhibit features twenty images from the winning submissions of the year.

New Jersey Unearthed: Digging Into Our State’s Past

July 1 – August 15, 2014

Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary by interpreting the clues archaeology can reveal about our State’s rich history.  From prehistory to the Revolutionary War and a late 19th - century household, learn what these excavations can teach us.  Many of the artifacts in this exhibit were unearthed from some of New Jersey’s most historically significant sites that are also considered national treasures.

Mega Model Trains

July 1 – August 15, 2014

Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display.  Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.


July 17 – 20, 2014

Featuring fine art created by artists with disabilities, this exhibit showcases artists from the JSDD’s WAE Center.

Related Programs:

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, July 17