Future Exhibitions

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 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.

A Season of Wonder
December 14, 2017- March 4, 2018

What would the holidays be without toys? No matter the generation, you will always remember that favorite doll, toy car or truck – whether tucked away or lost to time.

Check out the unique collection of toys from our permanent collection which re-creates some of the most memorable experiences. Step back into the memories and nostalgia of your childhood.

This exhibit will open at 5:00PM on Thursday December 14.


Mega Model Trains
December 14, 2017- March 4, 2018

This December, the Morris Museum is reopening its Mega Model Trains exhibit, an intricate model train set that meanders across a 288-square-foot landscape replicating a bustling city and pastoral scene, equipped with a waterfall, planetarium, and even a sasquatch!

This exhibit will open at 5:00PM on Thursday December 14.


Juried Highlands Art and Photography
January 9, 2018- February 18, 2018

The 5th Annual Juried Highlands Art and Photography exhibition will feature a selection of works featuring landscapes, flora, fauna, natural, cultural and/or historic resources of the Highlands of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Fresh Perspectives
March 9, 2018 – June 3, 2018

The 29th Annual Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition provides artistically accomplished New Jersey high school students a professionally organized museum exhibition.