Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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

Tickets: $40.00

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 Theatre! 

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




Smithsonian Spark!Lab

New Hours and Activities for April

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 wind tunnel.

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.



Members April First Tuesday

Tuesday, April 5, at 11:30 am

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 Collection objects.


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Spring Studio Art Classes

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.



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.; 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 Sandecki.


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