Wednesday, May 30, 2012



WHEN: April 26 – August 5, 2012*
WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown

ann_helmericks-louder no room at the table WSightlines is an invitational exhibition by SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.) with works by 14 world-renowned fiber artists from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United states. The art quilt is an emerging art form that paints with thread and sculpts with fabric, pushing the boundaries of fine art with new materials, techniques and interpretations. It showcases a diversity of styles, methods, and processes being explored by professional artist members around the world.  Sightlines explores a unique conversation between and among some of the most provocative fiber artists working in the field today. This conversation is represented by a “sightline” that runs through the entire exhibition, linking all of the artwork, and inviting viewers to engage with each artwork and to follow the thread of conversation. SAQA’s Sightlines was curated by Virginia Spiegel. (Above: No Room at the Table, Annie Helmericks-Louder. Image courtesy SAQA.)

*Opening Reception: Thursday, May 31, 6:30-8:00 PM, $15
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.) President Sandra Sider will provide a talk and walk-through of the exhibition at 7PM. Light refreshments will be served. Call 973.971.3706 for reservations.

Homer  Low Tide from Every Saturday Aug 6 1870 WOn Vacation with Winslow Homer: Wood Engravings of an American Master
June 7 – October 7, 2012*
WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown

Featuring more than 25 wood engravings by one of the foremost American artists, this exhibition celebrates Winslow Homer’s [1836-1910] delight in depicting children as they explore the pleasures of the seashore and countryside.  The works on view examine a range of vacation activities, such as bathing, hiking, fishing, clambakes, picnics, games, and 4th of July fireworks, and reflect the timeless appeal of Homer’s love of country life at its simplest. (Above: Low Tide, Winslow Homer, 1870, wood engraving on paper; from Every Saturday magazine)

*Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6 (more information to follow on

Making Waves: Vintage Bathing Suits and Boardwalk Attire
June 14 – September 23, 2012

Featuring bathing suits worn by men and women from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including wool bathing dresses as well as other bathing accessories from the collections of the Morris Museum and the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall.

ImageJ=1.37a<br />unit=cm<br />min=97.0<br />max=4095.0Nikon Small World Exhibit
June 15, 2012 – August 8, 2012

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.  This exhibit features twenty images from the winning submissions of the year. (Left: 1st Place Winner, 2011: Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. [green lacewing] larva (20x), Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany

Mary Gill Scholarship Exhibition
WHEN: July 12 – August 9, 2012

The Mary Gill Scholarship has been awarded to graduating seniors in Morris County for over 36 years.  The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Gill, a former supervisor of art for Morris County.  Her dedication and strong belief in arts education for all students was instrumental in raising the standards for visual arts programs in Morris County high schools and established one of the most comprehensive programs in the state for students interested in furthering their art education.  This exhibition features the work of the winning Morris County artists.

Skies Alive!
WHEN: July 19 – November 18, 2012

Discover and explore the phenomenon of bird migration through an interactive computer game highlighting their migratory challenges, spectacular photography displaying their magnificent beauty and diversity, interactive manipulations illustrating finding their way from nesting and breeding grounds, and immersive dioramas of their unique, but threatened habitats. This exhibition was organized by the Newark Museum.

Carry the Sky: An Exhibition of Birds in Art
WHEN: July 26 – November 18, 2012

In conjunction with Skies Alive! the Morris Museum will be featuring artwork by New Jersey artists that explores and interprets the subjects of birds, migration, bird nests and related themes.

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and 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 always 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

About the Morris Museum
The Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through the presentation of high caliber permanent and changing exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. In 2013 the museum will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary.  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 the New Jersey Cultural Trust.