Friday, September 8, 2023

Art on Screen and National Theatre Live Return to the Bickford Theatre





Art on Screen and National Theatre Live are Back!

The borders of the Morris Museum are expanded as audiences delight in exhibition-based art films and filmed theatrical events that transport them around the globe. Last season we saw record numbers for our Art on Screen Series! Now, we are delighted to bring it back with new compelling offerings as well as the return of National Theatre Live which brings the best of London's West End to Morristown!



Bickford Theatre Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events inside the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section. This policy is subject to change at any time. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.



Upcoming on Screen Events



Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

Art on Screen

Wed, September 13 | 2 & 7:30 PM

As one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France and a central figure in Impressionism, Pissarro was considered a father-figure to many in the collective. His work was enormously influential to many artists, including Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne.




National Theatre Live (on screen)

Wed, September 27 | 2 & 7:30 PM

As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.



Jack Absolute Flies Again

National Theatre Live (on screen)

Wed, October 4 | 2 & 7:30 PM

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish.



Tokyo Stories

Wed, October 11 | 2 & 7:30 PM

A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet. Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art.



The Seagull

National Theatre Live (on screen)

Wed, Nov. 1 | 2 & 7:30 PM

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.



The Crucible

National Theatre Live (on screen)

Wed, Dec. 13 | 2 & 7:30 PM

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.



Klimt and the Kiss

Wed, Jan. 10 | 2 & 7:30 PM

Delving into the details of real gold, decorative designs, symbolism and simmering erotica, a close study of the painting takes us to the remarkable turn of the century Vienna when a new world was battling with the old.






Upcoming in Live Arts:



Ilya Yakushev: Triple Anniversary

Wed, September 20 | 2:30 & 7:30 PM


“Mr. Yakushev can do just about anything he wants.”The New York Times

Pianist Ilya Yakushev can be hard to pin down to one style or sound, but critics and audiences alike praise his incredible artistry. For his Morris Museum debut, Yakushev pays homage to three major anniversaries of the season: Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday, the 150th anniversary of Mussorgsky’s Tour de Force, Pictures at an Exhibition, and the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue






Australian Haydn Ensemble


Wed, October 18 | 2:30 & 7:30 PM


“absolutely on fire, beautifully realizing Haydn’s genius.”—Sounds Like Sydney


The Australian Haydn Ensemble has garnered a stellar reputation for historically informed performance; now, they are bringing their brand of baroque brilliance to the United States. There will be an intimate matinee chamber music concert at 2:30 PM. In the evening, the entire ensemble reprises the program they will have just performed at Carnegie Hall for their much-anticipated NY debut!

Program 1 at 2:30 PM

·     MOZART Flute Quartet in D Major

·     BOCCHERINI String Quartet

·     HAYDN Symphony No 104 London arr. Salomon (flute and string quartet)


Program 2 at 7:30 PM

·     JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH – Symphony in G Minor Op. 6 No. 6

·     HAYDN – Symphony No. 6 Le Matin




·     HAYDN – Symphony No. 8 Le Soir

·     MOZART – Symphony No. 29 in A Major



Australian Haydn Ensemble in the News:




The Morris Museum thanks Will and Mary Leland for their leadership support of the Live Arts 2023 season!


The Morris Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the following funders:




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