Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Spring into Live Arts this April: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Returns, Nimbus Dance, Art Exhibitions, Films, and More!




Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Bomsori Kim

WHEN: Sunday, April 14 | 5:00 PM
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

TICKETS: $43 | Members: $38 | VIP Tickets: $78 | Members VIP: $73


“This violinist is ready for anything: with virtuosity, presence, clarity and a warm, rich tone, Bomsori is adept at making each moment her own” Crescendo Magazine

Orpheus returns with another internationally renowned soloist after sellout performances here last year. Don’t miss your chance to hear the world-famous ensemble in our intimate Bickford Theatre—act fast, this is sure to sell out! The program explores the heights and depths of Bach’s music. Orpheus is joined by international violin sensation, Bomsori Kim.

VIP tickets include a post-performance reception with select artists.

Leadership Support for this Concert was generously provided by Will and Mary Leland.




Spring Nimbus Dance

Live Arts

WHEN: Friday, April 26 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

TICKETS: $28 | Members: $23

Award-winning Nimbus Dance pays homage to Martha Graham’s iconic collaboration with composer Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, bringing artistic director, Sam Pott’s contemporary vision to this American dance masterpiece. Paired with this piece are other works that explore themes of americana through dance. During the evening performance, Nimbus Dance will be joined by students from the Morris County VoTech.

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. 

The ticket price includes a non-refundable $3.00 service fee.





Final Weekend!

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.





Set in Motion

Kinetic Worlds from the Studio of Richard Whitten

On view through September 1, 2024

Set in Motion: Kinetic Worlds from the Studio of Richard Whitten brings a collection of 59 paintings, sculptures, and drawings that explore Whitten’s body of work. Set in Motion includes four recent works by Whitten and follows his process from ideation to completion – beginning with drawings, then to painting studies, and on to large-scale works.

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, 2024

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.


Upcoming Exhibition Opens April 26!

Like Clockwork!

Guinness Collection Conservation at the Morris Museum

How do we keep hundreds of mechanical objects running like clockwork for twenty years?

This exhibition takes you behind the scenes at the Morris Museum. Observe how Murtogh D. Guinness Collection Conservator Jere Ryder investigates the inner workings and condition of individual objects of mechanical music and automata. Explore before and after photographs and select examples from Jere’s current and upcoming projects. 

This exhibition is made possible by leadership support from Will and Mary Leland.





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.


The Immortals

On Screen

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Tickets: $18.00 | Members: $15.00

Featuring Jeremy Irons, this documentary is a journey among the most beautiful archaeological finds Egypt has left us. Kha, architect and builder of tombs for the pharaohs, must undertake the journey to the Underworld.




On Screen

Wednesday, April 17 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Tickets: $28.00 | Members: $23.00

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s iconic one-woman show returns to the big screen. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. 



What Makes It Great?

The Songs of George and Ira Gershwin

Live Arts

Wednesday, May 1 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Tickets: $38.00 | Members: $33.00

Between 1918 and 1937, the Gershwin brothers produced more than 700 songs for theater and film that helped invent the modern musical. An enormous number have become classics, performed and recorded by generations of performers. But why? What has made these songs survive? Come hear the stories and explore the music of some of their most enduring and groundbreaking songs.





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Image credits (from top to bottom): Like Clockwork photo by Jean Minthe. 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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