Access-ABILITY Programs



Access-ABILITY is the Morris Museum’s pioneering program that welcomes all visitors and showcases the talents of members of our community living and thriving with disabilities.

The Morris Museum welcomes your school and adult program groups to experience our many unique offerings:

Art Exhibitions
Original artwork by artists with disabilities will be showcased at the Museum, in coordination with local school groups and adult programs. Artists, and their families and friends, are invited to an Opening Reception to celebrate their talents in painting, sculpture, photography, and design.

Early Access Hours
If you prefer to enjoy the experience before the hustle and bustle of the day’s activities begins, we welcome you, your families, and friends to visit the Museum on scheduled Early Access Days.

Touch Tours
Who said museum exhibitions are only meant to be “seen?” The Museum offers tours during which “touching” is not only allowed but encouraged.

Coffee House Evenings
The Museum welcomes poets, writers, musicians, singers, and dramatists to perform in the friendly atmosphere of a casual “coffee house.”

Adventures in Learning
Let us bring the Museum to you with one of our Outreach programs in the sciences, humanities, and fine arts.

Education programs tailored to your special needs are available.

For questions and more information, please contact:
Nancy Romain
[email protected]



Art Exhibitions

Throughout the year, the Morris Museum provides inclusive programs to welcome and showcase the talents of children and adults in our community who live and thrive with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities.  This winter, we were honored to host three visual art exhibitions in coordination with local school groups and adult programs.

Art Exhibition for ECLC of NJ and Spectrum360
Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Opening reception: January 16, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Art Exhibition for Center for Enhancing Abilities and Matheny Arts Access
Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020
Opening reception: February 20, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

P.G. Chambers School Art Exhibition
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Friday, March 13, 2020
Opening reception: March 12, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

All are invited to the Opening Receptions to meet the artists and celebrate their talents in painting, sculpture, photography, and design.
FREE.  Light refreshments are included.


Access-ABILITY CABARET – Postponed
Friday, April 17, 2020, 7:30PM

The Access-ABILITY Cabaret showcases and celebrates the combined talents of our community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Bickford Theatre. The theme this year is the
importance of community, friendship, family and what it takes to go from “Me” to “Us.”

The performances will demonstrate the pride, fulfillment and esteem that come from being there for each other and knowing we are not alone as long as we care about our fellow man, through good times and challenging times. This collaborative effort will feature performers from Progressive Comprehensive Services’ Center for Enhancing Abilities,
directed by Will Sandoval.

For more information: Contact [email protected] or visit [email protected]