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.
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.
Bob Gruen: Rock Seen- Morris Museum
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.
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.
Nature’s Splendor: New Jersey Highlands Juried Art & Photography Exhibit- Morris Museum
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.
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.
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.
County College of Morris Portfolio Exhibition
For the seventh consecutive year, the Morris Museum hosts this biannual exhibition showcasing artwork by students enrolled in Portfolio classes through the Department of Art and Design at the County College of Morris.
Free Artist Reception: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:00PM – 7:00PM.
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
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.
Speakeasy Art Gallery presents Robert Brickner-McDonald: Reclaim Reconstruct Reimagine
October 4-November 23.
Opening reception on Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm.
He was in his third year of a civil engineer major when he took his first art class just. Careers brought them from Houston, to South Carolina, to North Carolina, and then both back to New Jersey with children – 31 years ago – to Mountain Lakes. Bob is an architect by day and artist by night: woodworking, drawings, and later small sculptures from found objects – some of which are now on display at Speakeasy 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
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.
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
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 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.
‘The Time to Mourn’ FosterFields Living Historical Farm
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.