Special Programs & Events


Box Office  973.971.3706

Meet the Artists
Thursday, March 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Friday, April 10, 2:00-4:00pm

Panel Discussions with artists featured in the exhibition Accessorize: The Person and The Place

Free with Museum admission

Guinness Spotlight Guinness Spotlight: Magical, Musical, Storytelling
Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, March 26, 3:00-4:30pm 

Discover the hidden stories “behind the music” arrangements found on a variety of automatic musical instruments from the Guinness Collection.

Come to the program to find out how the image posted here relates!

Tickets: $7 Members / $9 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Fictitious Dishes: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandFictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals
Thursday, April 23, 6:30pm

Join author Dinah Fried as she reveals the inspiration for her photographs of meals from celebrated literature—ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Each photograph seeks to capture the essence of a specific novel, evoking the setting and atmosphere of the narrative. A veritable feast for your eyes and palate! Wine and deserts will be served. Registration required.

Tickets: $15 Members / $20 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Image: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,  Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

Indian DanceIndian Dance Performance and Interpretation with Ramya Ramnarayan

Saturday, May 9, 11:00am 

Enjoy this narrated dance performance.

Free with Museum admission
For reservations, call 973.971.3706

Mandala Making
Thursday, May 14, 2:00-3:30pm

This workshop is an experiential opportunity to learn about the mandala, its history and healing properties, and to create your own mandala, a reflection of your inner world. Reservations required.

For reservations, call 973.971.3706

Indian Art Today
Sunday, May 17, 2:00pm 

Lecture by Dr. Karen Pechilis that explores contemporary Indian art, the influences of classical and religious art, and response to modern culture.

Free with Museum admission
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Disc Musical BoxGuinness Composer Series: Amusing Musicals
Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 3:00-4:30pm

Spanning multiple decades, join us on a “mechanical” musical journey to experience enjoyable tunes by well-known composers.

Image: Stella, Disc Musical Box, Mermod Frères, c. 1900, Ste. Croix Switzerland, ID: 2003.18.103a-g

Tickets: $7 Members / $9 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Shirley-TempleShirley Temple Film Series
Saturday, May 23, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

Enjoy iconic works of the world’s most famous child actress.

Tickets: $5 Members/ $7 Non-members