Friday, January 13, 2012


alexander calder STAR C

Modern Tapestries and Floor Coverings

Conceived by Picasso, Calder & their Contemporaries

WHEN: January 19 – April 15, 2012
WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 6:30 – 9 PM

Enjoy light refreshments and a lecture by Farhad Langarodi of J & S Designer Flooring in Morristown.
To register, call 973.971.3718 or e-mail

The exhibition features wall hangings and tapestries designed by Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Annette Kaplan and John Coburn.  Working in the tradition of the tapestry makers of the Middle Ages, master weavers were able to translate the designs of these modern masters into abstract tapestries.  Exhibited works on loan from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Montclair State University along with works from the permanent collection of the Morris Museum.

(Above: Star [detail], 1975, Alexander Caldwell, maguey fiber, Collection of Morris Museum)

Special Programs

Studio Art Workshop: Fashion Under Foot
Thursday, January 26, 6:00-8:00 PM

Join fashion designer Freddie Johnson to create your own decorative floor covering. For more information and to register, please call 973.971.3720 or e-mail

Museum Curator’s Highlights Tour |
WHEN: February 9,  6:30 PM

Join Morris Museum Associate Curator Angela Sergonis for a highlights tour of featured exhibitions, including Modern Tapestries.

Senior Friday Tour
WHEN: January 20 at 1:00 PM
Free with museum admission

A museum educator leads a tour and discussion of the Modern Tapestries exhibition.