Special Events

Join us for special celebrations that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions, performances, and programs. From the Gala to the Golf Outing, these festive events are not to be missed. 

A Rodin in Madison – The Discovery of a Masterpiece

This special presentation about the discovery of a large marble bust of Napoleon Bonaparte by Auguste Rodin in the council chambers of Madison, NJ was held on December 10 at the Morris Museum.

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Harley Dodge Memorial she uncovered this masterpiece that has been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin.

Nicolas W. Platt, President of the Hartley Dodge Foundation, offered introductory remarks about this remarkable story.


Photo Of Mallory Mortillaro and the bust of Napoleon Bonaparte by Karen Mancinelli.

Morris Museum Gala
A Floral Affair

On Saturday evening, September 16, 2017, the Morris Museum was thrilled to honor the life and legacy of Ruth Hennessy, beloved Board Member for over 30 years, and champion of the arts, education, philanthropy and family, at Morris Museum Gala: A Floral Affair. That night, the Museum also premiered WOW: Wonderful Other Worlds, the first solo museum exhibition of global sensation Ysabel LeMay. Delighting in fine dining by Laurence Craig Catering and dancing with Fleur Seule, our guests enjoyed a fabulous evening and a terrific celebration.

For more information, please contact:

Mira Prives
Director of Development
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

[email protected]

I was not able to attend this year’s Gala but would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation.



Archeus, Ysabel LeMay, Hypercollage, 2015.