Monday, February 28, 2022

@ MORRIS MUSEUM: Motion Madness: Live Performances, Concerts, Films, and a Kinetic Art Exhibition


A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements

WHEN: On View March 18, 2022 – August 28, 2022
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Join us for the final exhibition in the A Cache of Kinetic Art series, Timeless Movements, which explores broad themes of the human experience and how time manifests in nature through 35 works of kinetic art. Created by 26 artists, these art objects are expressions of measuring, marking, embracing, and resisting time. This is the fourth installment of A Cache of Kinetic Art that launched in 2018 with Curious Characters.

For Members: There will be a Member Preview on Thursday, March 17, that includes an exhibition viewing from 6-7 pm and an artist talk in the Bickford Theatre from 7-8 pm.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by Will and Mary Leland.


Live Performance: Merge with Me

WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2 pm

WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown
ADMISSION: Members free, free with Museum Admission

The exhibition, Body Double: The Safarani Sisters, expands from the gallery to the stage with a new performance art piece, Merge with Me. In this new work, the Safarani Sisters team up with choreographer Yamini Kalluri to create a movement-based piece exploring the themes of borders, unity, and society. This performance will have a soundscape choreographed by Navid Eskandar, masks created by Elham Ayati, and video by Zach Lanoue.

This is a one-time-only performance that augments the works in the exhibition by bringing a deeper understanding of the artists' work. This special performance will have a post-show discussion about this new work and the role performance plays in their artistic practice.

Roya Khadjavi Projects is a supporting partner of Body Double: The Safarani Sisters. Exhibition support is also provided by Nazgol and Kambiz Shahbazi, Adelson Galleries, Laya Khadjavi and Hamid Biglari,
 Mohammad Ladjevardian, Lili Forouraghi, and Titan Engineers.


Technology in Body Double is made possible by EPSON.



Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott

WHEN: Three Performances: Friday March 18, at 8 pm, Saturday March 19, at 2 pm, and Sunday, March 20, at 2 pm

WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.

“An unparalleled portrayal. It isn’t the destination; it is the journey. Mr. Dooley’s effort so vividly embodies that maxim you almost believe it." —The New York Times



Gala 2022: Museum in Motion

Saturday, April 9, 2022

The upcoming Gala is fast approaching! This year we will be honoring Marsha Baldinger, Board Vice Chair and Chair of the Exhibitions/Collections and Performing Arts Committees, for her passion and advocacy as a Trustee for over 10 years.

Celebrate with us, New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, in person, by interpreting the past and discovering the future through art, sound, and motion.



Members March First Tuesday

WHEN: Tuesday, March 1, at 11:30 am
WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Join us on March's First Tuesday for a deep dive into the history of the ukulele with historians and scholars Tom and Nuni Walsh. Tracing the ukulele's origins to the people and musical instruments of Madeira and exploring its development in Hawaii, this presentation will include a discussion of the waves of popularity of the ukulele on the mainland and take a closer look at the outstanding ukuleles made in Nazareth, PA by C.F. Martin & Co, including the best-known ukulele in the world, the Konter Ukulele (currently on view in Stowed Away). You will also have the opportunity to see a number of rare and historic ukuleles and related items.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.



Image credits (from top to bottom): Michael Croft; Tucson, Arizona; The Fly, 2020; Mixed wood, brass, micarta, fimo; 10.5” H x 9.5” W x 5.5” D.; Artwork by the Safarani Sisters; Image of Aidan Dooley; Gala graphic by Sonya Maizell; and Ukulele photo by John Sterling Ruth Courtesy of C.F. Martin & Co. Archives.


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