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Many Shades of the BluesGUINNESS COMPOSER SERIES:  MANY SHADES OF (THE) BLUES
Thursday, September 17, 6:30-8:00PM

From the “traditional” to “dirty,” punched paper rules the blues at the Morris Museum honkytonk! Experience late 19th to early 20th century blues played on the most popular instruments – pianos and nickelodeons – from composers such as W.C. Handy, Lonnie Johnson and Jelly Roll Morton.

Tickets: $7 Members/$9 Non-Members


Lino TagliapietraEXHIBITION TOUR OF ‘CLEARLY COMPELLING’ WITH JIM SCHANTZ 
Sunday, September 20, 1:30pm

Join contemporary glass art expert Jim Schantz for an exclusive tour of ‘Clearly Compelling: Glass Art from Tiffany to Chihuly.’ Mr. Schantz is the Director and Co-owner of Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  Shantz represents over 50 premier artists in the world who work in the medium of glass. The Gallery regularly exhibits works by both established and up and coming artists and actively participates in major glass exhibitions throughout the country.

FREE with Museum admission. Includes light refreshments.

Image: Mandara, 2004, blown glass, Lino Tagliapietra, Private Collection.


LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
September 26, 2015, 1:00PM

A screening of the fifth episode of the Latino Americans series followed by a post viewing discussion lead by Dr. Maria Picallo and Dr. Stuart Siegelman of the Community College of Morris.

FREE with Museum admission.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.


Piano ConcertGUINNESS COLLECTION PIANO CONCERT:  PLAYING THEIR OWN
Sunday, September 27, 3:00PM

Join the Guinness Collection staff for an afternoon of music, recorded and played by the original composers, for the Ampico Reproducing Piano.  This is a rare opportunity to hear their own music, by their own hands! Well known composers such as Rudolf Friml, Fritz Kreisler and Sergei Rachmaninoff amongst others are included. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. Registration required.

Tickets: $15.  Includes light refreshments.


LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY
PERIL AND PROMISE
October 3, 2015, 1:00PM

A screening of the final episode of the Latino Americans series followed by a post viewing discussion lead by Dr. Maria Picallo and Dr. Stuart Siegelman of the Community College of Morris.

FREE with Museum admission.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.



School ProgramsEDUCATORS’ OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 8, 6:00-8:00PM

Please join us for a tour of our galleries and new exhibitions A Story of Life on Earth: Fossils Tell the Tale,  Clearly Compelling: Glass Art from Tiffany to Chihuly and Musical Machines and Living Dolls.  Get a close up look at the Museum Loan Program–Museum in a Box and learn about  the Morris Museum Outreach Program.  Light refreshments will be served.

FREE


LATINO CULTURAL DAY
October 10, 2015, 11:00AM – 4:00PM

A day of activities examining the traditional and modern Latino America culture.

FREE with Museum admission.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.


Awesome AutomataGUINNESS SPOTLIGHT:  AWESOME AUTOMATA!
Thursday, November 19, 6:30-8:00PM

Join us to delight in awe-inspiring mechanical figures such as the Ethiopian Harpist, the mandolin-playing Mephistopheles, and the playful Pig and the Peasant.  From exoticism to advertising, and classical to comical, these automata will entertain with amazing stories and technological innovation.

Tickets: $7 Members/$9 Non-Members