Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The Morris Museum offers a variety of programs and workshops related to current exhibitions, for adults, in March 2011. For more information and to reserve your space, please call 973.971.3720.

Petruccelli 60 Ship Smoke Stacks Fortune Sept 1937Curator’s Talk: Antonio Petruccelli:An Unsung American Illustrator
Thursday, March 17, 6 – 7 PM

The illustrations of Antonio Petruccelli, currently on view at the museum, provide social commentary through the depiction of various aspects of American life, reflecting the social, economic and political atmosphere over several decades. Join Angela Sergonis, associate curator, for a discussion of Petruccelli’s artwork.[Left: Ship Smokestacks, Antonio Petruccelli Fortune Cover Sept 1937, Petruccelli Family Collection]

Senior Fridays
Friday March 18, 1:00 PM
Teapots by Design
Free with museum admission
Visit the Morris Museum for an early afternoon of art and conversation with museum staff. The program includes a highlights tour through the exhibition Teapots by Design; From the Collection of Unjeria C. Jackson, MD engaging conversation in the galleries, and light refreshments. Pre-registration is not required.

Saint-Gaudens Sherman MonumentAugustus Saint-Gaudens Documentary Screening and Director’s Talk
Thursday, March 24, 6:30 PM
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) was a prominent American sculptor. Many people recognize his work, but do not know much about the artist. Director Paul Sanderson, of Bernardsville, will be at the museum for a screening of the director’s cut of Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture followed by a discussion about the artist and how the documentary was created.  Pre-registration is requested; please email or call 973.971.3718.  [Right: Sherman Monument, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1892-1903, Grand Army Plaza, New York. Photo courtesy Paul Sanderson]

New Jersey Made – Musical Boxes from the Guinness Collection
Thursday, March 24, 6 PM
Many antique musical boxes were made in Switzerland and Germany, but did you know that New Jersey was once the music box manufacturing capital of the Americas? Learn who actually created these marvelous musical instruments of the late 1800’s. Participants will hear a selection of rare New Jersey-made musical boxes from the Guinness Collection. Reservations are required; this program is limited to 20 participants; please call 973.971.3720.

Opening Reception for
Beauty in the Brushstroke: Chinese Brush Painting by Lynn Vergano
Sunday, March 27, 2 – 5 PM
Free with museum admission
Award-winning New Jersey artist Lynn Vergano explores the traditional and disciplined art form of Chinese brush painting. View the exhibition, meet the artist, and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is required for this event; please email or call 973.971.3718.  [Press release on this exhibition to follow.]

About the Morris Museum
The Morris Museum explores and celebrates art, science, history and theater through exhibitions, educational programs, performing arts and special events. Founded in 1913, the museum serves over 200,000 adults and children each year.  These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the F.M. Kirby Foundation and private donations.

The Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700, or visit