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.
The Ties that Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018 | Morris Museum
2/6/2020 – 3/29/2020
In honor of Black History Month (February), this exhibition explores over 300 years of race relations between blacks and whites in Morris County and greater New Jersey. Organized by Bethel Church of Morristown and curated by Claudia Ocello of Museum Partners Consulting, this series of panels traces the ties that inextricably link black and white residents together through periods of conflict and cooperation on issues such as slavery, civil rights, religion, education, and housing. The Museum is closed on Mondays except February 17.
Aerosol: Graffiti | Street Art | New Jersey | Now- Morris Museum
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.
The Adventures of Baron von Steubon and Cromwell: A Kinetic Tale by David Bowman- Morris Museum
David Bowman’s storybook, The Adventures of Baron von Steubon and Cromwell, springs to life in this series of 18 mechanical vignettes. These kinetic sculptures tell the story of two automatons and their exciting journey on land, at sea, in the air, and back to the past as they encounter fantastical mechanized beasts in their quest for long-lost family and treasure.
Everyday People: Mel Leipzig’s Figurative Realism- Morris Museum
New Jersey-based artist Mel Leipzig is heralded as one of today’s finest figurative realist painters. His subjects—family, friends, acquaintances, and fellow artists—occupy self-constructed places of identity, such as home or work, in subtle psychological portraits that place an equal importance on the setting. The exhibition features highlights from Leizpig’s career of over 60 years.
The Morris County Historical Society’s headquarters at Acorn Hall
MORRISTOWN, NJ – During the last half of the 19th-century, the northeastern U.S. was pounded by massive blizzards that dropped four to five feet of snow in many parts of the country and temperatures so frigid that the East River froze over more than a dozen times.
To cope with these weather extremes, our Victorian ancestors had only a fireplace or their clothing to shield them from the cold.
Morris County Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Warmest Winter Fashions, 1860-1900,” highlights nearly two dozen articles cold weather garments worn by adults and children, including coats, muffs, and capes.
Designed to complement the 30 garments already on display, “Warmest Winter Fashions” will be available from Sunday, Jan. 12, through Tuesday, March 3.
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Please note, that Acorn Hall is now open for tours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesday in addition to Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
22nd Exhibition: Mystics and Mandalas
70 South Gallery
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!!
Gallery at 14 Maple, Morristown- 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, Morristown
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.
Thomas 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 to 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.