Monday, August 30, 2021

September is Back to the Museum Month!


Smithsonian Spark!Lab

Beginning on Friday, September 24, 2021

We are thrilled to launch Spark!Lab, a Smithsonian-designed education space that inspires young visitors to create, collaborate, and innovate.

Every Museum visitor and their young inventor (ages 5-12 years old) will have a chance to experience Spark!Lab that offers a new informal approach to hands-on learning.

Spark!Lab at the Morris Museum is made possible by leadership support from BASF. Generous support is also made possible by Gay H. Osborn on behalf of the Blanche and George Jones Fund, Inc. 



Opening this Month: On and Off the Streets

On View September 24, 2021–February 27, 2022

On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey is the first museum exhibition to examine the duality of New Jersey artists, whose creative versatility extends from the street to the studio.

This exhibition is a long overdue homage to the rich talents of these urban artists and their vital contribution to New Jersey’s creative spirit. It features murals and studio work by Catherine Hart, Clarence Rich, Emilio Florentine, Joe Iurato, Layqa Nuna Yawar, LUV1, Mr Mustart, RH Doaz, RORSHACH, and Will Power, and a special installation of work by Newark-based street art-legend, Jerry Gant (1961-2018).

Purchase your tickets when you arrive or click here to purchase tickets online.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the Joseph Robert Foundation and Loop Colors.



September on the Back Deck

September might be the last month of the Back Deck season, but we have saved the best for last. Dan Levinson returns with a stellar program that pays homage to the legendary early jazz greats with his signature mix of musicianship, charm, and insight.

Other highlights include Adrienne Haan Cabaret, Tesla Quartet, and Martin Pizzarelli!

Click here to view this season's schedule or to purchase tickets! 


"A Day To Remember": The Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11 at the Morris Museum

Please join us for a day of remembrance on the 20th anniversary of September 11. The Museum will be open free of charge and will present the programs below. View the full schedule of events here.

·     11 am: Artist Talk and film with Artist Sassona Norton


·     1 pm: 911: Stories in Fragments a Smithsonian film screening


·     3 pm: 911: Stories in Fragments a Smithsonian film screening



Register now for Fall Studio Art Classes

Learn Acrylic painting, Pastel techniques, Botanical drawing, or work in the medium of your choice. One-day, 10 week or 12 week classes start as soon as September 18. Space is limited. Discount pricing for Museum members!

For more information or to register, click here.


Image credits (from top to bottom): Video of Spark!Lab by Museum staff; Work-in-progress mural by Will Power, Image courtesy Rachel Fawn Alban; Image courtesy Dan Levinson; Illustration by Sonya Maizell; Han Vu, 9-11 Memorial, Norristown, PA, 2005; Photo by Museum staff.


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