Monday, August 1, 2022

Making Waves with Newly Opened Installations, Stunning Outdoor Concerts, Summer Family Programming, and much more!



Mineralogical Society's Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show

Saturday, August 6, 2022

For all ages

Bringing an array of outstanding minerals, fossils and jewelry for sale by local dealers, this popular event, sponsored by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society, returns to the Museum on August 6. Also, earth science books and overstock from the museum’s collections will be on sale.

Admission to the show, as well as the Museum galleries, will only be $7.00 per person!



Member First Tuesday Curator Tour of 

For the Culture, By the Culture: 30 Years of Black Art, Activism, and Achievement

Tuesday, August 2, 11:30 AM

Gain insight into a 30-year legacy dedicated to the celebration of Black art and artistry. The ATA collective, alongside Michelle Graves, Assistant Curator, will lead Members through two special exhibitions: For the Culture, By the Culture, a group-retrospective that includes 41 works by 19 ATA-featured artists and a walk down memory lane of Art in the Atrium, A 30 Year Legacy, a retrospective poster exhibition highlighting the evolution and pivotal moments in the organization's history.


Generous support for this exhibition is provided by M&T Bank. Additional support is provided by Novartis.



Making Waves! Ocean Worlds in Art Glass

Newly open and on view through October 16

Don’t miss these timeless examples of ocean worlds captured in elusive medium of glass. Four featured master craftsmen made waves in the field with novel techniques and methods. In the example above, Murano glass Maestro (Master) Elio Raffaeli revived the traditional aquarium form with a modern twist, working in collaboration with Venetian glass flame artist Vittorio Costantini to produce the dynamic aquatic environment in The Reef.



Live Summer Outdoor Concerts in August

August's Back Deck line up saves some of the best performers for last. We have a returning favorite: NJ native Evan Sherman with his big band 16-piece ensemble of jazz veterans. New performers include Danny Jonokuchi and his “smile-inducing” (DownBeat) swing, the debut of rising stars from Balourdet Quartet, and Alea whose buttery vocals, holistic guitar conversations, and riveting sax solos evoke a “tropical wave” (Cultura Colectiva).


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.


Last Chance to See:

Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements

Exhibition On View through August 28, 2022

Exploring broad themes of the human experience and how time manifests in nature through 35 works of kinetic art, Timeless Movements features over 26 national and international artists. Many of the works are rigged to be interactive within the gallery, it is an excellent experiential exhibition. See this popular show before it closes.

Timeless Movements is made possible by leadership support from Will and Mary Leland.


Spark!Lab Passport Challenge

Extended through September 30

By popular demand, we have extended the challenge through September 30! 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! 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.



Golf Outing 2022: Save the Date

Monday, October 3, 2022

Enjoy a good game on the green and supporting a cultural institution? Sign up for fall’s Morris Museum Golf Outing at the Spring Brook Country Club.



Image credits (from top to bottom): The Reef, n.d. (detail). Elio Raffaeli (Italian, born 1936) and Vittorio Costantini (Italian, born 1944). Glass. Gift of Sonia Turnquist. Collection of the Morris Museum, 2015.9; Alea, courtesy of the artist; Bradley N. Litwin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Large Tetra-Cycling, 2021, Metals, wood, plastics, electrical, 60” H x 54” W x 50” D; Gem photo by the Museum; 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 by the Museum; Golf design by the Morris Museum.


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