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Spring is in Gear @ the Morris Museum: Concerts, Mechanical Instruments, Art Classes, and Kinetic Art
A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements
On View through August 28, 2022
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.
Leadership support for this exhibition is provided
by Will and Mary Leland.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Fazil Say
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 8 pm
Member Tickets: $35.00
Free for children under 18*
“Performed with edge-of-the-seat intensity.”–The New York Times
Hear the Grammy-Award winning ensemble play with
the pianist The Observer described as the
“definition of virtuosity” one night before they perform it in
Carnegie Hall, right here in the Museum’s intimate Bickford
Morris Museum audiences developed a special
relationship with the famed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra when they
began performing with small chamber groups in the Museum’s
outdoor Lot of Strings Music Festival in 2020
and again in 2021. Now the relationship culminates in an evening
featuring a full chamber orchestra and guest soloist, Fazil Say!
*Children tickets have limited availability, please
call the box office: 973-971-3706
The Spark!Lab is extending its hours on weekends
beginning April 16 and will be open from 11:00 am-2:00
pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. There will also be new and exciting
activities for April including the return of the highly popular
The Spark!Lab team has also developed a new station
called “Contraptions in Action”. This station was created by
Spark!Lab's very own ambassadors extraordinaire Doug and Jack.
This challenging station will keep you thinking as you create a
Rube Goldberg inspired “Contraption". As always, free timed
tickets (with Museum admission) are available at the front desk
for your young inventors.
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.
Join us for April First Tuesday! The graduate
students of the Museum Professions program at Seton Hall
University have journeyed through the Morris Museum's historic
Guinness Collection, mining it for contemporary stories. Our
Guinness Collection Curator, Anne Ricculli, Ph.D., will conduct
an intimate inside look.
Beginning in the North Gallery, Dr. Ricculli will
explain the students' fall project and how it led to the spring
semester exhibition in Hedley Gallery, featuring our Guinness
The Studio Art program has exciting offerings
for Spring Courses beginning in April! The following classes
are open to new and returning students of all skill levels:
Acrylic Painting Techniques, Pastel Painting Techniques,
Essentials of Drawing, and Botanical Art. For more information
and online registration, please see button below.
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.;
Fazil Say image courtesy of Marco Borggreve; Gala graphic by Sonya
Maizell; Spark!Lab image courtesy of William Hauser; Barrel Organ
with Animated Theatre, ca 1820-1840, Attributed to Ignatz Blasius
Bruder, Simonswald/Waldkirch, Germany, Guinness Collection,
2003.18.24ab; Rose colored tulip, colored pencil, Heidi