Tuesday, January 12, 2016

FAMILY ACTIVITIES @ THE MORRIS MUSEUM FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Morris Museum is presenting a host of fun-filled activities for families. Highlights include a Black History Laser Tribute in the Theatre, a Martin Luther King Jr. inspired craft in the galleries, and three studio art workshops.

WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown
Further program and ticket information is available by calling 973.971.3706 or online at www.morrismuseum.org.

Craft Making Workshop:
Monday, January 18, 12:00–2:00PM
FREE with Museum admission

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by making a “Peace Bus.” Handouts and information about the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. will also be available.

Black History Laser TributeChildren's Performance:
Black History Laser Tribute
Monday, January 18, 11:00AM and 1:30PM
TICKETS: 
$10 Members; $12 General Public

Celebrate some of the profound contributions of African-Americans in an exciting new way. Transformative historical events such as the Tuskegee Airmen and Dr. King’s landmark “I Have a Dream” address are brought to life using dazzling laser animations. Audience members participate by singing musical classics from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin, artists who helped lay the foundation of today’s popular music. Presented by Prismatic Magic, Inc.

Studio Art Workshop:
Wire-and-Yarn Friendly Animal with Faith Valentinetti
Monday, January 18,  9:30AM – 12:00PM
Ages 8-12+
FEE:
$40 for Members; $45 for Non-members, $5 supply fee to instructor

Create a friendly animal figure out of wire and yarn. Make a “skeleton” out of wire, then fill out the body with yarn, adding some embellishments for facial features. Advanced registration required. 

Studio Art Workshop:
A Modern Approach on Ancient Chinese Hand-Scroll Art with Kelly Bogucz
Monday, January 18, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Ages 6-11+
FEE:
$40 for Members; $45 for Non-members, $5 supply fee to instructor

Ancient mythical Chinese dragons, fierce tigers, and giant cranes – all creatures of the beautiful world of ancient Chinese scrolls brought to you in 2016. Turn these ancient inspirations into a modern work of art on your very own watercolor scroll. Advanced registration required. 

Studio Art Workshop:
A Day with Picasso with Nina Nemeth
Monday, January 18, 1:00 – 3:30PM
Ages 8-14+
FEE:
$40 for Members; $45 for Non-members, $5 supply fee to instructor

View a sampling of works by Pablo Picasso, one of the world’s Master Artists. Learn about his life and times, while you explore his unique and revolutionary art. Create your own masterpiece in the style of this master. Advanced registration required. 

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Black History Laser Tribute. Image courtesy of Prismatic Magic, Inc.

About the Morris Museum
Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber 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. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums. 

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location & Hours
The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.