WOW: Wonderful Other Worlds
September 17 – December 3, 2017
Witness the power and beauty of the natural world through the technological skills and organic arrangements of photographer and collage artist Ysabel LeMay.
LeMay uses constellations of individual photographs to seamlessly blur the distinction between reality and fantasy, creating harmonious alternate realms. With a discerning eye and indefatigable patience, she observes, selects and photographs thousands of leaves, birds, butterflies, and flowers which are then digitally layered and woven together into vibrant tableaux of startling luminosity that highlight and magnify the beauty of each element.
Join us for the opening celebration!
Sunday, September 17
12:00PM Exhibition opens to the public.
1:00PM Artist Interview with Ysabel LeMay and Morris Museum Curator Alexandra Willis.
- Museum Members: Free. (RSVP here).
- Non-Members: $15 (includes Museum Admission. Become a museum member.)
Space is limited. Please call 973.971.3739 for availability.
The exhibition opening and program are made possible by the generous support of the Law Offices of Bruce E. Baldinger. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by Lanoue Gallery.
Image Credit: Cosmea, Ysabel LeMay, Hypercollage, 2016.
Inner Canvas: A Selection of the Healing Arts Program’s Artists of the Month
October 10- November 26, 2017
Working in collaboration with Healing Arts, 17 artists who have been selected as “Artists of the Month” between November 2015 and March 2017, were invited to participate in a group exhibition at the Morris Museum, showcasing their artwork and their stories of how art has been healing in their lives.
Inner Canvas Opening Reception, Thursday October 12, 6:00PM – 8:00PM. FREE. Light refreshments.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Photo Credit: Self Portrait, Kathleen Kirch.
CANstruction Competition 2017
October 26, 2017 – November 2, 2017
Teams of New Jersey architects, engineers and design professionals will be competing at the Morris Museum to create a structure from canned goods that is 10 foot x10 foot x 8 foot high.
Build Day: Thursday, October 26 from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
Viewing of Structures: through November 2
View the Winning Design: October 28 – November 2
Visitors to the Museum can view the Build Day, the final structures, and the winning design as part of their Museum admission.
This event benefits the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Further details and entry requirements are available at aians.org
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.
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.
Storybook Style: A Selection of Works From the Minds of Living Illustrators
December 5 – March 11, 2018
Featuring the extraordinary art of both established and emerging illustrators whose work will thrill both young and old audiences alike.