Special Exhibitions

Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance
Through June 18, 2017

Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance showcases works from the past fifteen years by this world-renowned glass master. Curated with objects from private and the artist’s own collections, the show features Tagliapietra’s blown glass vessels, graceful aerial works for which the artist is renowned, and his newer two-dimensional fused glass panels.

Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance is being organized by the Morris Museum, in cooperation with Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Jim Schantz and Kim Saul, owners. The exhibition is being curated by Alexandra Willis, Curator at the Morris Museum and Jim Schantz, Director of Schantz Galleries.

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Generous support for Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance is provided by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Additional support is provided by Schantz Galleries and Heller Gallery.

Image: Lino Tagliapietra, Angel Tear, Blown Glass, 2011. 

miniaturesA World of Miniatures
Through March 27, 2017

Showcasing handcrafted silver tea sets, exquisite furnishings, and miniature rooms created by master artisans, this year’s miniature exhibit will feature two new rooms: a recreation of George Washington’s office from Morristown’s Ford mansion and a colonial bedroom.

people-of-northern-papua-new-guinea-maskThe People of Northern Papua New Guinea:
From the Research and Collectino of Dr. George E.B. Morren
Through April 14, 2017

Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers.  This is home to the numerous tribes that reside in the northern region of Papua New Guinea.  Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted groundbreaking research that helped interpret this land and its people.  View Dr. Morren’s  collection of artifacts while learning about his fieldwork.  Observe exotic birds, plants, and examine insects from the American Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection.


distantbattleonthewarabaraInto the Unknown:
The Photographs of Michael Rockefeller
Through April 14, 2017

Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people.  This exhibition features a selection of Rockefeller’s photographs from the Baliem Valley New Guinea expedition of 1961. Many of these photographs from Harvard’s Peabody Museum have not been publicly displayed until recently.

Image: Distant battle on the Warabara.  Photograph by Michael Clark Rockefeller, (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 2006., (digital file # 153530261).

art-in-the-atriumArt in the Atrium:
Barbara Bullock
Through April 24, 2017

Art in the Atrium, Inc. presents the vibrant sculptural paper collages of African American artist Barbara Bullock. Ms. Bullock is a conceptual artist and abstractionist whose work is based on “creating visual stories that reach back into ancestral histories and stories that impact the here and now.” Her constructions and use of color and texture push the boundaries of painting and sculpture.

Alexis Bonavitacola:
The Beauty of Alcohol Inks…and Beyond
Through June 12, 2017

Contemporary artist Alexis Bonavitacola creates art that captures energy, movement, and flow. This exhibition includes examples of the artist’s dream-like alcohol ink paintings and vibrant encaustic wax art.

Image: Alexis Bonavitacola, Flowerbomb, Alcohol Ink.