Access-ABILITY Programs

Upcoming Access-ABILITY Programs

Access-ABILITY is the Morris Museum’s pioneering program that showcases the talents of members of our community living and thriving with disabilities. This spring we have partnered with local schools and service providers to host the following art exhibitions and events:

Dr. Seuss Family Fun Day
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s authors.


Matheny Arts Access and Spectrum360 Art Exhibition
Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018

Join us for a joint art exhibition featuring students from Matheny Arts Access and Spectrum360. Matheny’s Arts Access program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries through the use of innovative communication systems. Spectrum360 programs are designed to provide options across a lifetime for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and with behavioral and related disabilities.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM

Light refreshments included. FREE.

ECLC of NJ and P.G. Chambers School Art Exhibition
Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13, 2018

We continue our Access-ABILITY series by featuring the talents of students from ECLC of NJ and P.G Chambers School. ECLC provides Education, Careers, and Lifelong Community for children and adults with special needs.  At P.G. Chambers  School , “discovering children’s unique potential” is at the heart of their mission, providing comprehensive education and therapy programs for children with disabilities, from birth through 22 years of age.

Light refreshments included. FREE.

Creative Memories
Art Therapy for Adults with Early Onset Alzheimer’s/Memory Loss
May 10, May 17, May 24, 2018: 3 Sessions held on Thursdays from 1:30PM – 3:00PM 

Explore personal memories in a safe relaxing environment at the Morris Museum. View and discuss artwork with a Museum Educator, then participate in a related art-making experience under the guidance of an Art Therapist. Discover how creative outlets can help you relax and express your feelings in this program which is a collaboration between the Morris Museum and Atlantic Health System’s Healing Arts Program.

Caregivers are welcome to attend the program or choose free admission to the museum during this program’s scheduled times.

FREE: Advance registration required
Call: 973.660.3533

Note: It is preferred that you attend all three sessions, but it is not required.

The Morris Museum Access-ABILITY project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Image Credit: Cosmea, Ysabel LeMay, Hypercollage, 2016.