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This series features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.

Lecture and Tour Program (includes Museum admission)
Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

Lecture Only Program
Museum Members: $10 (includes Museum admission)
Non-Members: $12 (Stay after the lecture and tour the Museum for an additional $3 added on to your ticket price).

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Brett King, detail of the Aetherologist, 2012, Cary, North Carolina.

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters (Lecture and Tour)
Wednesday, March 21 March 28, 2:00PM

Guinness Collection Curator Michele Marinelli offers an entertaining journey into the world of kinetic artworks, including live demonstrations.  This event is part of a monthly series featuring engaging talks, great conversation, and light refreshments.

This event has been postponed to Wednesday, March 28 at 2:00PM.




A View from the Bridge, Operation Sail
Created: July 4, 1976
Medium: Watercolor on rice paper, ink
Collection of the Morris Museum

Beauty in the Brushstroke (Lecture Only)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 2:00PM

Award-winning New Jersey artist Lynn Vergano explores the centuries-old, disciplined art form of Chinese brush painting in depicting subjects drawn from nature, such as landscapes, plants and animals. She will discuss the tools; rice paper, watercolors and inks handmade by skilled artisans in Asia, as well as her technique and the development of her interest in Chinese brush painting. On view will be some of her masterpieces.

Lynn’s work has been exhibited globally, in galleries from Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand to Istanbul, Turkey, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Venice, Italy. Her paintings have been displayed nationally in the World Trade Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, DC, Bergen Museum, Monmouth Museum, Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY, and many others. She has lectured, exhibited, judged, and served on the panel at international conferences at the United Nations, and numerous art centers and non-profit organizations across the country.





Civil War: The Fight for Liberty and Freedom (Lecture Only)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 2:00PM

Join Outreach Educator Debra Esposito as she shares stories of African Americans who were active participants in the pursuit of their own liberation and freedom through their work as soldiers, abolitionists, nurses, teachers, and spies. Research for this program included trips to Charleston, SC to learn about the Massachusetts 54th’s Battle at Fort Wagner, Robert Smalls an escaped slave who went on to serve in the US House of Representatives, and to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of American History to learn about African American Civil War soldiers.