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Healing Arts Exhibition
Thursday, October 12, 6:00-8:00PM

The Morris Museum is honored to present the Healing Arts exhibition in collaboration with Atlantic Health System. The arts are an essential component to health, healing and well-being. The Healing Arts Program provides opportunities to experience health and well-being by bringing literary, performing and visual arts to the patients, staff and the communities served by Atlantic Health System.

Please join for the Opening Reception featuring the artwork of “Artists of the Month,” Thursday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Light Refreshments. FREE.

Image: Kathleen Kirch Self Portrait, Photograph.



Evolving Jazz with “Perfessor” Bill
Sunday, November 26, 3:00PM

Join “Perfessor” Bill for a glimpse into the evolution of American Music, from the early 1900s, particularly ragtime, popular song, and early blues to the music which came to be known as “jass” or “jazz.”

Bill Edwards, music historian and performer will describe the growth of jazz in the popular media, and its infusion into the public eye and ear. The lecture will be accompanied by historic visuals such as newspaper accounts, sheet music covers, and short film clips. The “Perfessor” will also perform a short concert of rag, stride, and jazz piano.

Members: $17
Non-Members in Advance: $18

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Daily Live Demonstration:guinness-demonstration
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM

Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment from precious small instruments that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.

Free with Museum admission.

Image: Guinness collection, Morris Museum.