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A Fresh Look: A New Website, 30 Year Retrospective of Black Art, Outdoor Concerts, Summer Family Programming, and much more!
A Fresh Look: Morris Museum's New Website
Launching in early July!
We are excited to announce our new website that will
help increase the Museum's digital presence and will sharpen our
focus on our role as a cultural destination in New Jersey. The
new design also brings many updates that will help you engage
with our offerings, and it will also provide more immersive
digital content that dives deeper into our collection,
performances, education programs, and special exhibitions.
We will be launching in early July, and we hope that
you will check out our new digital platform. Have a great holiday
Note:We are open on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, but
we are closed on Monday, July 4.
Live Summer Outdoor Concerts
The Back Deck heats up in July with the return of
Dan Levinson and a stellar line-up that includes the Telegraph
Quartet, Amani, and the phenomenal vocalist Antoinette Montague.
Our third year of music on the Back Deck brings past favorites
and new exciting artists- all yours to enjoy from the comfort of
your own block!
Tickets are $50 per 8X8 block and includes two
patrons. Don’t forget, BYOB and BYO chairs and picnics with live
music under the sunset!
In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be
held inside the Bickford Theatre. All patrons will have to wear
face masks while inside the Bickford Theatre. An indoor picnic
area will be provided if the concert is moved inside.
First Place: Bradley Litwin's Large Tetra-Cycling (pictured
Second Place: Miron Abramovici's Time has Stopped
Tied for third Place: David
Bowman's The Time Traders and Walter Rossi's The Face
This holiday weekend come see these kinetic
sculptures in action! And if you love the exhibition, check out
the catalogue. Timeless Movements is
made possible by leadership support from Will and Mary Leland.
For the Culture, By the Culture: 30 Years of Black Art, Activism, and Achievement
It will include ATA artists, masters of their craft,
who have contributed to Black culture by creating impactful works
for decades. Some have received national recognition like Bisa
Butler, Jerry Gant, and Faith Ringgold. Many of the artists began
their careers with ATA and through the organization, they
received significant exposure that helped launch their artistic
Generous support for this exhibition is provided by
M&T Bank. Additional support is provided by Novartis.
Spark!Lab Passport Challenge
Through Sunday, August 28
Is your young inventor up for the passport
challenge? This summer, young inventors will be issued a free
Spark!Lab passport during their summer visits to the lab. With
each visit they will acquire a stamp and with six stamps they
will complete the challenge and earn an exclusive prize.
The first ten inventors who complete this challenge
will receive the You Topia moving diorama makers kit (pictured
above)! Other prizes include a Spark!Lab journal and more!
Completed passports will be displayed in the Spark!Lab.
Prizes will be awarded, while supplies last.
Check out our new summer program called Artful
Afternoons where each week is inspired by a Museum exhibition.
These dynamic and unique classes will be offered for four weeks
this summer. Due to the variety of media and projects offered
returning students are welcome!
credits (from top to bottom): Image of the new website homepage; Dan Levinson photo
by Jack Grassa;Bradley N. Litwin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Large Tetra-Cycling, 2021, Metals, wood, plastics, electrical,
60” H x 54” W x 50” D;Bisa Butler, Basquiat, 2015,
Mixed media; Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012), Seated Mother and
Child, 2011, Bronze; David Driskell (1931–2020), Woman in
Interior, 2008, Silkscreen, Photographs by Elizabeth Catlett
& the Morris Museum; Education program images courtesy of the
Museum; Richard Haynes, Harmony, 2001, Caran D’ache Oil
Wax Crayon on 30 lb. watercolor paper, 22” x 21”, On loan courtesy of