Friday, April 15, 2022

Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion Celebrates African American Culture at the Morris Museum





Our Art, Our Culture

A Celebration of Art in African American Culture

WHEN: Sunday, April 24, at 2:30 PM
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Our Art, Our Culture is a free film documentary screening and panel discussion event that investigates the stories of local black artists. Exploring these intergenerational histories, Fairleigh Dickinson University Loeb Fellow, Ronni Garrett, documents the unique perspectives of each artist as well as capturing the similarities of their experiences.

The artists featured in the documentary are Rosalind Nzinga Vaughn-Nichol, Philip Smallwood, Raquel Sukanya, and Tyler Best. All four artists will participate in the panel discussion which will be moderated by Art in the Atrium's Executive Director, Lauren LeBeaux Craig. Art in the Atrium, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer arts organization that has proudly exhibited African American fine art in many venues throughout northern New Jersey since its founding in 1992.

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Bickford Theatre COVID Guidelines


All patrons 12 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination, currently 2 shots of either Pfizer or Moderna, or one of Johnson and Johnson, and corresponding ID. All sales are final. All patrons are required to wear a face mask inside the Bickford Theatre. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.



Upcoming Concerts & Performances



Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Fazil Say

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 8 PM

Free for children under 18*

Tickets are selling fast!

Hear the Grammy-Award winning ensemble play with the pianist The Observer described as the “definition of virtuosity” one night before they perform at Carnegie Hall, right here in the Museum’s intimate Bickford Theatre!

In the spring of 2020 when the pandemic took hold and concert venues were closing their doors, the Morris Museum opened its parking lot with two new series: The Lot of Strings Music Festival and Jazz on the Back Deck. During this festival, the famed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed multiple times and a special relationship was born. Now the relationship culminates in an evening featuring the full orchestra and guest soloist, Turkish pianist, Fazil Say.

Say joins the orchestra for two selections -his own Silk Road Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 4, in which he shares his own musical exploration of the legendary Silk Road and Turkey’s role in this fascinating chapter of history - and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, composed in his heyday in Vienna. These selections, chosen very deliberately, are a symbol of reunion and musical friendship; Orpheus and Say last collaborated in 2015 and 2016 at Carnegie Hall together, with performances declared to be “all exuberance” by The New York Times.

TICKETS: General Admission is $40.00. Member tickets are $35.00. Become a Member today. $75 VIP Tickets include post-performance reception with artists.

*Limited children tickets available, please call the box office for inquiries: 973-971-3706







All Vows

A Live Arts World Premiere!

WHEN: Three Performances: Friday, May 6, 8:00pm; Saturday, May 7, 8:00pm; and Sunday, May 8, 2:00pm

All Vows is a puppet memory play by puppeteer, theatre artist, and writer, Sam Jay Gold, where history and imagination collide in a heartwarming tale. The play is centered on the possibly true life of his grandfather, Poppy, a Russian Jewish refugee raised in China. Poppy is portrayed through five hand-carved, wooden puppets, each modeled after him at a different age in his life.

All Vows was first developed at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab with Matt Acheson and Lake Simons as Lab Co-Directors at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY, in 2019. Additional development made possible with the generous support of The Jim Henson Foundation.

All Vows was created partially in residence at Live Arts at the Morris Museum.



TICKETS: General Admission is $40.00. Member tickets are $35.00. Become a Member today. Students tickets are $25.00 (25 and under with valid ID).




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