Special Programs & Events

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Phone  973.971.3706


American Indian Cultures of the Southwest
Wednesday, September 17, 2:00pm

Join Twig Johnson, former curator of Native American Art at the Montclair Art Museum, for this program that explores various tribes of the Southwest from the prehistoric to the present. Registration required.

Free with Museum admission. 

This program is funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Guinness Composer Series: An Evening with Giuseppe Verdi
Thursday, September 18, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Thursday, September 25, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Join us to experience inspiring operas by Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, as heard through the marvels of mechanical musical instruments. Registration required. 

$7  Members
$9  Non-Members

Stella Grand Model,Style #84, 17-1/4” Table Model Disc Musical Box with Matching Stand, c1900, Mermod Frѐres, Ste. Croix, Switzerland.



Guinness Composer Series: An Evening with William Secord
Wednesday, October 1, 6:00pm

Join celebrated authority William Secord for an illustrated presentation of dogs in art and then tour The Dog Show to explore outstanding paintings by British and American artists. Registration required.

$8   Members
$10 Non-Members


Your Kid and Sports: What Every Parent Should Know 
Thursday, October 9, 7:00-8:00pm

This workshop will focus on maximizing your child’s sports experience, the benefits and drawbacks of travel and club teams, the truths and myths about college scholarships, and what you can do to be a great sports parent.

FREE with Museum admission.


The Forgotten History of African American Baseball 
Saturday, October 18, 11:00am


Genealogy: An American’s Connection to Scotland and the Castle in Downton Abbey
Saturday, October 18, 1:00pm 

Do you follow Downton Abbey? Or perhaps, you are curious about the style of the Dodge Room at the Morris Museum? Join author Pearl Duncan for an audio-visual presentation about American’s connection to royalty and the castle in Downton Abbey. Registration required. 

$10  Members
$14  Non-Members


Created Equal
Saturday, November 1, 1:00pm

Artist Robin Holder will discuss racial identity as she explores a group of autobiographic images from her series of 30 works “What is Black and White and Red All Over? An African American Russian Jewish Red Diaper Baby”. Sponsored by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Registration required. 

FREE with Museum admission


Presidential Golf
Saturday, October 11, 2:00pm 

This program highlights U.S. Presidents who have played and enjoyedthe game of golf over the decades. A “Tee” Time reception is included. Registration required.

FREE with Museum admission


Dog Expo
Saturday, November 8, 11:00am-3:00pm 

Join local rescue groups and business owners for a celebration of allthings dog. Organizations include Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, ElephantNose Pet Center, Cherrybrook, Fat Murray’s, Elite PAWtique, Elite Pet Spa & Boutique.

FREE for Members
Non-Members: $7/child, $10/adults


Guinness Spotlight: Behind Locked Doors
Thursday, November 20, 2:00-3:30pm
Thursday, November 20, 6:30-8:00pm

Let us take you through the Guinness Gallery and Viewable Storage for an insiders view. Experience instruments and automata not usually displayed in the galleries.

$7  Members
$9  Non-Members

Guinness Viewable Storage, Morris Museum.