Accessibility

The Morris Museum is committed to making the necessary changes for better access to our art, history, science, and culture for all visitors. Our goal is to make available services and programs over time to enhance visitor experience and provide a welcoming environment.

For further information, please contact:

Nancy Romain
Accessibility Coordinator
973.971.3714

[email protected]


Upcoming Access-ABILITY Programs

ACCESS-ABILITY
Center Stage: Cabaret 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:00 PM

Enjoy a night of celebration as the Morris Museum’s Access-ABILITY series showcases the talents of our community members living and thriving with intellectual and development disabilities.

This collaborative effort will feature pieces with a “freedom” theme chosen and arranged by the Center for Enhancing Abilities, ECLC PRIDE, and New Beginnings; directed by Will Sandoval.

Tickets: $10 I Call: 973.998.6242

This project was made possible in part by The Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Creative Memories
Art Therapy for Adults with Early Onset Alzheimer’s/Memory Less
Dates to be determined

Explore personal memories in a safe, relaxing environment at the Morris Museum,  View and discuss artwork in the gallery 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.

Participants must be able to function independently. Caregivers are welcome to attend the program or take advantage of free admission to the museum during the program’s scheduled times.

FREE: Registration required
Call: 973.660.3533

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

This program is a collaboration between the Morris Museum and Atlantic Health Systems’s Healing Arts Program.  It is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

 


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


 

Inner Canvas
A Selection of the Healing Arts Program’s Artists of the Month
October 10, 2017 – November 26, 2017

Working in Collaboration with the Atlantic Health System Healing Arts program, 17 artists who have been selected as “Artist of the Month” between November 2015 and March 2017, were invited to participate in a group exhibition at the Morris Museum.

Get more details about the exhibition.

This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Photo Credit: Self Portrait, Kathleen Kirch.

 


Parking

Parking spaces for people with disabilities are the first row of spaces directly next to the Museum. From the parking area, there is a wheelchair accessible sidewalk that leads to the main Museum entrance. Parking is free for all users.


Service Animals 

Service AnimalsTrained service animals are permitted inside the Museum to assist Museum patrons.


Wheelchairs 

accessibility-icon_finalThe Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis at the admission desk in the lobby.


Assistive Listening Devices

HeadphonesAssistive Listening Devices are available free of charge for our service and theatrical programs at the admission desk.


Closed Captioning

Closed CaptioningAll videos for temporary and permanent exhibits contain closed captioning.


Real Time Captioning (Open Captioning)

Real Time CaptioningOpen Captioning can be provided for theatrical main stage performances for the Bickford Theatre upon request. Requests must be made in a timely manner before any production and are conditional on the availability of captioners.


Large Print/Braille

Large PrintBrailleLarge print labels are available in the temporary exhibits as well as in most permanent ones. Brochures can be printed in large print upon request. The Museum is Braille accessible.The Museum also tries to be very tactile and hands on in as many exhibits as possible.


Museum Tours and Programs 

 Touch ToursVisitors who are blind or who have low vision:

◦ Touch Tour and Audio Description Tour
◦ Sculpture Tour
◦ Touch Galleries

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing:

◦ Audio Assistive Listening Devices Tour


American Sign Language Interpretation 

Sign LanguageUpon request given at least a two week notice by the individual for performances in the theatre, studio art class or docent tour we will provide, to the best of our ability, an American Sign Language interpreter or interpreters.


Bickford Theatre 

Real Time CaptioningHeadphonesOpen Captioning is available upon request. Assistive Listening devices are also available. To take a virtual tour of the Bickford Theatre, click here.