Monday, March 4, 2024

A New Exhibition from Artist Richard Whitten, Member Free Events, Concerts, Films, and More!




Set in Motion

Kinetic Worlds from the Studio of Richard Whitten

On View March 15

This exhibition explores the studio of artist Richard Whitten, where stop-motion portraits of machines promise serious work and more serious play.

The gallery invites a close investigation of the artist’s use of spatial realism to depict scenes frozen in time and space. His oil on wood paintings integrate cross-cultural inflections of Chinese and Islamic architectural elements with linear perspective drafting techniques by Italian Renaissance artists. Whitten pushes the boundaries of physics where unanticipated and unexpected shifts in forces animate devices once set in motion. View Whitten’s drawings of historic scientific instruments from the Medici collection at the Museo Galileo, Florence, arranged with pencil on paper prototypes of the artist’s own invention paired with his finished paintings.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by Will and Mary Leland. Additional support is provided by M&T Bank Charitable Foundation.






Eyes on Nature,

the Art of Sean Cavanaugh

On view through May 26

Eyes on Nature brings together a selection of works highlighting Cavanaugh’s watercolor, oil, and gouache depictions of trees, coral reefs, and other naturalia. His keen eye for detail redefines the landscape, developing a photo-realistic space where unexpected elements such as tree bark or light diffused in seawater take center stage. Environmental consciousness pervades his practice.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.






Jan Huling

Everything is Alive

On View through May 26, 2024


With her background in commercial design, Jan Huling cultivates a remarkable artistic practice transforming everyday objects into wonderfully whimsical works of art. Her beadwork heightens our experience of shape, color, and form. Her visual storytelling transports us to a fantastic world where fairy tales, myths, and mystery collide. Under her steady hand, prefabricated forms are remade through an organic process that unfolds without premeditation. Every available surface becomes covered in elaborate patterns of beadwork transforming found objects into gem-like masterpieces.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by Michele and Martin Cohen and The Dawson Family.


Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals

Rare Book Botanicals, 1500s–1800s

On View through April 7, 2024

Collaboration and the exchange of botanical information were the foundation for these indexed and richly illustrated volumes which defined the relationship between humans and the natural world. Authors drew readers into the pages of books in this exhibition, with layers of translations, additions, and annotations which personalized herbal recipes, medical remedies, and gardening rituals.





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.



Daily Guinness Workshop Demos

Wednesday-Sunday | 2 PM

Free with Museum Admission

See, hear, touch, and explore! The Guinness Workshop is open to museum visitors with daily demonstrations of mechanical musical instruments in an interactive setting.


Members First Tuesday

Artist-Led Tour

Tuesday, March 5 | 11:30 AM

Member Exclusive Event

Join us for an artist-led tour of a special exhibition. Free for Members, the tour will feature the exhibition Jan Huling: Everything is Alive.

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Family Curator-Led Tour

Thursday, March 7 | 4:00 PM

Free with Museum Admission

Join us for a monthly curator-led tour of a special exhibition for families featuring Jan Huling: Everything is Alive.


Weekend Curator-Led Tour

Saturday, March 9 | 11:30 AM

Free with Museum Admission

Join us for a monthly curator-led tour featuring the exhibition Jan Huling: Everything is Alive.


Dear England

On Screen

Wednesday, March 13 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Tickets: $28.00 | Members: $23.00

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?



Mike Davis and the New Wonders with Special Guest Colin Hancock


Saturday, March 16 | 3:00 PM

Tickets: $28.00 | Members: $23.00

Celebrate the Jazz Age of the 1920s with the young group that has breathed new life into the classic era. Known for their expert musicianship and 20s-inspired fashion, Mike Davis and the New Wonders have devoted followers both young and old. They are joined by special guest Colin Hancock who had dazzled Bickford and Back Deck Audiences with his infectious love for the music and technology of the era.



Painting the Modern Garden

Monet to Matisse

On Screen

Wednesday, March 20 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Tickets: $18.00 | Members: $15.00

This film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favored by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of color and form.





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Image credits (from top to bottom): Richard Whitten, Tellurian, 2021, oil on wood panel, 46 x 30 inches. On loan from the collection of Roger and Sara Preston. Photography by David DeMelim is courtesy of the artist. Sean Cavanaugh, Monster in the Churchyard (detail); 2019; Watercolor; 34.5 X 54 inches; Image courtesy of the artist. Jan Huling, Das Bug; 2015; Fiberglass substrate, Czech glass beads, mixed media; Photo courtesy the artist. “Poinsettia Pulcherrima (Showy Poinsettia),” Paxton’s Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants IV, no. XLI, edited by Joseph Paxton (London: Published by W. S. Orr & Co., Paternoster Row, 1838), 95-96. Courtesy of the Morris County Park Commission. Spark!Lab photo by Marcus Romero.


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