Current Exhibitions

Book Art: A Novel Idea
October 27- March 4, 2018

Old or new, many or few, Book art is exactly as it reads- art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.

Artists whose works are exhibited include:

James Allen Julie Dodd Karen McDermott
Doug Beube Janet Guertin Irmari Nacht
Beatrice Coron Andrew Hayes Rocco Scary
Liz Demaree Lynn Keffer Eric K. Schmidt
Brian Dettmer Guy Laramee Suzie Tuchman


Related Studio Art Classes

  • Handmade Paper-Making with Rocco Scary
  • Book Art Creations Part I with Alice Harrison
  • Book Art Creations Part II with Alice Harrison

Get more details on these classes.


News 12 New Jersey Interview

Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director of the Morris Museum, talks to reporter John Bathke, of News 12 New Jersey’s,
ON THE SCENE, about the exhibition Book Art: A Novel Idea.

Image Credits:
Rocco Scary, Bridge Art, 2003, Handmade Paper, Steel, Mixed Media.
Cleveland Johnson Interview with John Bathke, NJ 12 News, courtesy of Amiet Goldman, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations , Morris Museum

Storybook Style: A Selection of Works From the Minds of Living Illustrators
December 5 – March 11, 2018

Featuring the extraordinary art of illustrators whose work will thrill both young and old audiences alike.

An illustrator is an artist who creates images for magazines, books, and advertising, to name a few. This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Related Studio Art Class
Introduction to Illustration and Cartooning with Sebastian Gomez.  Get more details.

Image Credit: Karen Romagna, The Wind from Voyage by Billy Collins, 2014, Watercolor.

Museum Detectives: What is it?
November 21– February 18, 2018

The Morris Museum will present unusual and intriguing objects from its collection and give you clues as to how, when or even why these objects were made for you to figure out. Visitors will use their observation and problem solving skills to classify objects and draw their own conclusions. Are they from the past or future? Fine art or scientific objects? This interactive exhibit will get you thinking!

Image credit: Counterfeit Coin Detector, c. 1857, Made by F.J. Herpers, Gift of Mr. Richard Herpers.


Gallery Tours

The Morris Museum offers tours of select exhibitions for groups of 10 or more.

Gallery Tours include educator-led programs for field trip students and adult groups, as well as self-guided browse tours.