Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Retrospective of NJ Glass Artist Paul Stankard, Jazz Concert Celebrating Frank Sinatra, Pianist Ilya Yakushev, the Return of Art on Screen, and More!




From Flame to Flower: Paul J. Stankard

On View September 15, 2023, through February 4, 2024

From Flame to Flower is a retrospective of one of New Jersey’s most prominent glass artists. Paul Stankard has worked with glass since 1961 and has dedicated over 50 years to perfecting his technique and signature botanical glass sculptures. In his experimentation and thirst for new and exciting forms, Stankard revolutionized the paperweight industry and influenced countless glass artists. Featuring 75 one-of-a-kind glass sculptures, this show highlights Stankard's devotion to creating these intricate naturescapes as well as his innovative techniques that inspire glass artists worldwide.

Join celebrated New Jersey glass artist Paul J. Stankard and Michelle Graves, Curator, as they discuss Stankard's new exhibition the night before the exhibition opens! 

Exhibition Talk and Preview on Thursday, September 14

7-8:00 PM: "In Conversation" featuring Paul J. Stankard and Michelle Graves

8-9:00 PM: Book Signing & Exhibition Viewing

For new and existing members: Enjoy the exhibition at 6:00 PM with our Member Preview and Reception. Become a member today.

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Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.



Additional support is provided by Alan and Melanie Levitan, the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc., and Schantz Galleries.



Upcoming Events & Performances




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.



Ilya Yakushev

Triple Anniversary

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

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




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.



Perfectly Frank 

James Langton and Dan Levinson‘s Sinatra Symphonette

Sun, October 1 | 3:00 PM 

Perennial favorite Dan Levinson is joined by vocalist James Langton to explore their mutual love of Frank Sinatra’s early works.




Join Us for a Golf Outing!




Grab your clubs and join the Morris Museum for this autumn outing that will raise funds for our exhibitions, education programs, and performing arts.

Traditional golf outing prizes as well as a cash-prize hole-in-one challenge are featured - along with the return of our Sonny Seltzer tequila tasting - so spots won't be available fore long!

Join as a foursome for $1,800, an individual golfer for $525, or be a sponsor with multiple opportunities starting at $500.




Ongoing Exhibitions & Programs




Views and Vistas

Edwin Megargee’s Twin Oaks Farm Mural 


Views and Vistas explores Edwin Megargee’s underappreciated body of work for American Jersey Cattle Club members during the 1920s and 1930s. Morristown resident Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen commissioned a mural of his 150-acre Twin Oaks dairy farm to decorate his bedroom addition to the McKim, Mead, & White-designed 1913 neo-Georgian mansion.



Wednesday-Sunday | Noon to 4 PM

Excite your mind with Spark!Lab, whether it be a long weekend or a family day. Get your timed tickets at the front desk.

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.




Moving! Robotics, Automata, and the Stories We Tell

On View through October 1

This exhibition offers technologically and artistically accomplished New Jersey-area university and high school students a professionally organized museum gallery experience. 

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by Will and Mary Leland.


Fanciful Visions

Real and Imagined Engineered Worlds

On View through September 17

Fanciful Visions explores the ways in which the artist, Jack Rosenfarb, combines both found and created elements to prompt thought-provoking reactions in the real and imagined worlds. His creations demonstrate both a bit of wry wit and fanciful unreality. Now structures and other objects acquire personality and perhaps a sense of humor as they stretch conventional rules of gravity and laws of physics.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by Will and Mary Leland. Additional support is provided by The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.





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Image credits (from top to bottom): Paul Stankard, The Fecundity of Walt Whitman’s Garden, 2021, D. 6.0 inches, Photo: Jeff DiMarco. Golf artwork by Jean Minthe. Edwin Megargee (American, 1883–1958) Untitled (Twin Oaks Farm Mural Panel # 8 and #9), c. 1920 (detail) Digital photograph of oil on canvas painted mural panel. From left: Bob Calendar, Twin Oaks farm manager; Steve Karris, competition showman; A.L. Bromlet, animal handler with Adaline Havemeyer and Peter Hood Ballantine (PHB) Frelinghuysen, owners of Twin Oaks farm. Photo by Marcus Romero. Lillian Lovelsmith, Robo Chase (2022); Pen and Pencil on Paper; Morristown High School, Teacher Rachel Compton. Image courtesy of Sarah Lillian Lovelsmith. Spark!Lab photo by Marcus Romero. Jack Rosenfarb, Birth of an Atom, 2020. Wood, stainless steel, and 3D printed plastic. Photo by Jean Minthe. 


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