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On-going Exhibits

Museums:

Morris Museum

 

Aerosol: Graffiti | Street Art | New Jersey | Now

9/19/2019 – 3/15/2020

New Jersey—uniquely positioned between Philadelphia and New York City, the two historic centers of graffiti and street art— plays a vital role in the ever-evolving aerosol art narrative. This exhibition, co-curated by Will Kasso Condry, celebrates the vitality of graffiti writing and street art in New Jersey today through the work of 12 established and emergent artists, painted directly on the Museum’s walls. Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM. 2nd and 3rd Thursday 11:00AM to 8:00PM. The Museum is closed on Mondays.

 

Bob Gruen: Rock Seen

6/21/2019 – 11/17/2019

For over forty years, rock & roll photographer Bob Gruen has captured some of the most memorable images of rock’s legendary performers, both on and offstage. From Bob Dylan and John Lennon to Sid Vicious and Iggy Pop; from the Rolling Stones and the Ramones to the New York Dolls and Kiss; from Tina Turner and Yoko Ono to Debbie Harry and Courtney Love, these iconic photographs recount the public lives and private moments of music’s most famous artists. Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM. 2nd and 3rd Thursday 11:00AM to 8:00PM. The Museum is closed on Mondays.

 

Nature’s Splendor: New Jersey Highlands Juried Art & Photography Exhibit

8/1/2019 – 11/3/2019

Organized by the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, in association with the Morris Museum, the sixth Juried Highlands Art exhibit will once again incorporate paintings, drawings, photography, mixed-media and sculpture, which emphasize the wealth of natural and cultural resources found throughout the Highlands region.

Artists were invited to submit work for the exhibit until May 23, 2019. The works selected must have been inspired by the landscapes, flora, fauna, and cultural and historic features found in the four-state Highlands region. New this year is the addition of a Youth Category for artists under the age of 18, and a Sculpture/3-D category. Selected entries will be exhibited in the Morris Museum’s Hedley Gallery with the three top prize winners also shown at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ.

 

Steampunk Fashion

4/3/2019 – 10/6/2019

Airships, locomotives, and corsets: the Victorian Era gave the world technological advancement, the birth of science fiction, and opulent fashion. The modern steampunk trend takes inspiration from this bygone age, especially in its dress. Featured is work by designers Paige Gardner, Amber O’Boyle Kulp, and Colleen O’Neill through a selection of women’s and men’s costumes and accessories that illustrate the eclectic and individualistic nature of steampunk fashion today. To provide a historical context for the six costume ensembles on display, 19th-century Victorian Era clothing and accessories from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection have been integrated into the installation, highlighting the design connections and deconstructions that oftentimes serve as the inspiration for steampunk costumers. Discover elements of the steampunk style alongside 19th-century counterparts in this exhibition. Get some of your own steampunk style by checking out our Museum Shop for fascinators, pins, earrings, and necklaces by Amber O’Boyle Kulp and Colleen O’Neill.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

The American Arts & Crafts Chair: A Message of Honesty & Joy

6/1/2019 – 1/5/2020

The exhibition will feature thirteen exemplary examples of side chairs by handicraft-oriented furniture manufacturers–among them Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, the L&JG Stickley Company, the Charles P. Limbert Company–as well as smaller, craft-oriented workshops such as Charles Rohlfs, the Roycroft Shops, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, and Rose Valley Association. The exhibition will explore the usefulness and appealing designs of these vital products of the American Arts and Crafts movement, and show how these chairs brought a message of honesty and joy to their makers and their possessors. Guided Tours: Recommended. All regular tours of the Log House include entrance to the exhibition and a Visitor’s Guide. Tours run hourly from 12:15 to 3:15 every Thursday through Sunday. Free to Members – $10 Adults – $7 Seniors & Students – $4 Children. Self-Guided Tours: Recommended for those who have been on a museum tour before. On Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m. self-guided tours include a Visitor’s Guide and entrance to the exhibition only. Free to Members – $7 Non Members

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Sweet Treats: Desserts & Delicacies from the Garden State

6/25/2019 – 1/5/2020

Sharing special foods is a timeless tradition that has shaped our social gatherings for centuries, even though our taste buds and cooking methods have changed quite a bit over time. Next time you indulge in your favorite dessert, think about how it was prepared and where the ingredients came from. Was the recipe handed down through generations? Sweet Treats: Desserts & Delicacies from the Garden Statewill indulge your senses in the rich culinary traditions that find their roots here in the Garden State. The exhibit features historic cookware, and draws from local recipes to help shape our understanding of the expertise and artisanship involved in creating these special dishes, many of which continue to be enjoyed today.

 

Art Galleries:

Speakeasy Art Gallery

Katie Truk: Kaleidoscope of Memories

8/2/2019 – 9/20/2019

Katie Truk’s pieces are a marriage of sensual malleability of pantyhose and the rigidity of wire. Internal conversation and motion are induced within the static confine. Thread binds and extends the aggression and vulnerability, echoing life’s twists, turns, and pulling within our rigorous regulations and expectations. Pantyhose is strong yet unique in color and composition. Each has it’s own breaking point and beauty in complexity of layered strength and texture. Free of pedestal or directed viewpoint allows change in perspective which is necessary to explore the depth of understanding of the whole picture.

70 South Print & Gallery

Vivian Maier: Through Her Lens

6/19/2019 – 10/29/2019

70 South Gallery joins premier galleries from around the world that have hosted the work of Vivian Maier, in what is a collection that perhaps she never imagined anyone would actually view. Maier had amassed more than 100,00 negatives of images she captured on the streets of New York City and Chicago, and it wasn’t until after she passed that the images she tucked away in an old storage unit were found. In collaboration with the Howard Greenberg Gallery of NYC and the John Maloof estate, this exhibition is a must see for anyone that is interested in photography, a historical reference of our lives or the emotional context of our humanity. From art collectors to casual photography fans, all will be inspired by an artist who is critically acclaimed as one of the best 20th century street photographers. Maier, who struggled through life and was ultimately saved by the three children she nannied earlier in life, documented the world around her by taking photos over the course of five decades. The works will include seminal works from her street photography and self-portraits. The exhibit is a wondrous collection of silver gelatin prints, each of which will only be printed in a complete and limited edition of 15.

22nd Exhibition: Mystics and Mandalas

When is artwork done well? When it evokes an emotional connect between you and the image and ties us back to the core of the individual in relation to the rest of the world. In the case of Mystics and Mandalas, 70 South Gallery’s 22nd Exhibition, the featured artists Delia Quigley and Anne-Marie Caruso take you on a journey that looks at what is the self and what is it to be human? Through their work, they offer a way to understand ourselves better as well as explore the notions and compartments in which we often find ourselves being defined. Delia’s work, Divine Mandalas, Your Journey Within, is born from a background steeped in studying scriptures, practicing yoga, and mindful meditation for over 30 years. Delia skillfully weaves together this background with a shaman’s photographic vision. Through the use of Mandalas, which symbolizes an unbroken circle, she has created a field guide for those looking to clarify, understand and resolve some of biggest challenges we face. Divine Mandalas is an interactive exhibition that allows one to use Delia’s mandalas to examine a situation you may be facing and get clarity on Actions you can take, Challenges to overcome, and Tools to assist you in overcoming these obstacles. Anne-Marie’s work, which is created in almost a meditative process uses large format film camera (4×5) built in 1950 to create her images. Her work is compelling, sublime and precise. Anne-Marie’s process can take weeks in preparation to find the perfect prop and location before she takes click of the shutter. Her images are microcosms of the real world. They explore the full range of our lives; aging, nostalgia, femininity and the self. Having earned her BFA Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University, Anne-Marie has been working as a professional photographer since 2006. We invite you to come and be inspired spiritually and visually!!

Morris Arts

Gallery at 14 Maple – Seeing the Unseen

The exhibit features works by a diverse and distinguished group of artists, many of whom have also had careers as curators, documentary photo journalists, and artists deeply concerned by injustice. The ten artists featured in this show include Jeffrey Campbell (Wanaque), Patricia Cazorla (New York), Angeles Cossio (Jersey City), Hanna von Goeler (Montclair), Grace Graupe-Pillard (Keyport), Tian Hui (South Orange), Ed Kashi (Montclair) , Nancy Saleme (New York), Nyugen Smith (Jersey City), and Wendel White (Galloway). Each artist brings a unique perspective to the theme of seeing the unseen, depicting people and aspects of our world that often remain “invisible” in our society.

Atrium Gallery

As of January 2008, at the request of the County Administrator’s Office and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Morris Arts assumed oversight for planning exhibitions at the Atrium Art Gallery, housed in the Morris County Administration & Records Building on Court Street in Morristown. Located on Floors 2-5 of the County’s Administration and Records Building, the Atrium Gallery offers 4-5 exhibits per year which showcase works in varied media by a wide variety of artists including African-American artists, high school students throughout the county (in a professionally juried show), emerging and established individual professional artists, artists with disabilities, Latin American artists, and member artists of various art associations within the county. The Gallery also includes a unique, multi-story open Atrium stairwell area which has allowed the inclusion of unusual art installations such as large mobiles, banners, quilts, and the like. Most of the artwork is available for sale. Free catalogues, in both standard and LARGE PRINT versions (with information on the artists and the works on display) are available to the public in the elevator lobby of each floor and on tables in the seating area on the fifth floor.The Atrium Gallery is located in the Morris County Administration and Records Building on 12 Court Street, Morristown. The exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours, Mondays-Fridays from 8:30am-4:30pm. For more information, contact Dr. Lynn L. Siebert at [email protected] or by phone at (973) 285-5115, ext. 10.

 

Audubon: Freezing the Moment: An Exhibition of Shannon Merolla’s photographs at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery

8/30/2019 – 11/25/2019

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Elkin, North Carolina, wildlife photographer Shannon Merolla nurtured a love of the outdoors and nature from a very young age. What started out a few years ago as backyard birding has grown into a daily routine of locating unique wildlife and getting ‘The shot’. Shannon spends her days exploring wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, or anywhere birds and other wildlife are to be found. Her camera captures the moment when both she and wildlife discover each other.

Shannon’s thrilling photographs will be exhibited at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery (at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville) Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm Closed: Mondays. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924 Cost: Free. njaudubon.org

 

Historic Sites:

Morristown National Historical Park

Ingenuity in The Face of Adversity

6/1/2019 – 9/4/2019

Visit Morristown NHP’s Jockey Hollow Visitor Center to view the most recent edition of the “Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity” art collection, a partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative. The artwork was created by 441 students from 20 different schools who worked jointly within their school to depict their understanding of “adversity.” The paintings on canvas portray everything from the soldiers’ experiences in 1779-1780 to adversity issues faced today. “Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity” will be on display until September 4, 2019.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens

Holly Walk Macculloch HallThomas Nast Follows Giuseppe Garibaldi

2020 marks the 160th anniversary of Thomas Nast’s coverage of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s military campaign to bring Sicily under Italian rule. Embedded with Garibaldi’s army of “Redshirts” was 19-year-old Thomas Nast (1840-1902), sent to Italy in 1860 to cover Garibaldi’s exploits. Working as a reporting artist for The Illustrated London News and the New-York Illustrated News, Nast gained invaluable experience as a battlefield correspondent in Sicily. Applying his formal artistic training from the National Academy of Design, Nast created dynamic illustrations that brought to life Garibaldi’s fight to liberate and unify Sicily and the southern Italian sates. Nast’s battlefield reporting abroad would serve him well upon his return to the United States. Harper’s Weekly appointed the artist a Civil War reporter in 1861. The sketches Nast created of Garibaldi’s campaign prepared him for the challenge of visually recording Civil War battles. Nast’s successful Civil War coverage ultimately led national acclaim.

Parsons Todd’s Collection of Ceramics and other Elegant Breakables

September 2019 – February 2020

W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), the founder of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, acquired many fine examples of porcelain for the museum. This exhibition explores examples of French, German, English and Chinese export porcelain creating a collection that reflects the manufactures of Europe from about 1750 to 1850. The exhibition features the Chinese export ware, a suite of Rose Medallion that includes images of flowers birds and butterflies, in addition to many fine porcelain objects made in Europe.

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‘The Time to Mourn’

10/2/2019 – 10/31/2019- Wednesdays and Sundays

Tour the Foster family home, The Willows, to explore the unique death and mourning traditions of the Victorian period. Customs, now considered strange, influenced loved ones for months and years after the deceased had passed. Ages 12 & Up. Tours Take Place at 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

 

 

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]