Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Sunday, June 9, 2019
The Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition began in 1989 as an outlet for artistically-accomplished New Jersey high school students to express their curiosity and creativity.
Now in its 30th year, the Morris Museum is once again proud to display the superb work of photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and video by New Jersey’s most talented young artists.
A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk Friday, March 15, 2019 – Sunday, August 11, 2019
Simply Steampunk is the second installment of our four-year exhibition series, A Cache of Kinetic Art, exploring kineticism in contemporary artistic practice. Only fully appreciated when set in motion, these imaginative works capture the wondrous vision of a world powered by steam-engine technology from a bygone era. Combining 19th-century machine aesthetics with creative expression, engineering, and design, the interactive sculptures and installations in Simply Steampunk delight the senses with amazement, luminosity, sound, and movement.
Read the Press articles:
- The Record and North Jersey.com – Jim Beckerman
A sculpture exhibit, in steampunk style, makes Morris Museum a champion of kinetic art
- New Jersey Monthly – Jacqueline Klecak
Kinetic Art Exhibit “Simply Steampunk” Opens at Morris Museum
- Steampunk Explorer
- David Bowman, Mechanicsburg, PA
- Chris Cole, Bend, Oregon
- Ken Draim, Pittsburgh, PA
- Kyle Dries, Glen Oaks, NY
- Bradley Litwin, Philadelphia, PA
- LoHiFi Productions (Chris Little and Theofanis Pitsiavas), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Kenneth McBain, Morristown, NJ
- Mike Richison, Ocean Township, NJ
- Will Rockwell, West Orange, NJ
- Walter Rossi, New York, NY
- Matt Steinke, Austin, TX
People’s Choice Award: Voting is now opens and concludes on Sunday, June 30 and must be done on-site at the Museum. The award will be announced on the website and social media on Tuesday, July 2.
Simply Steampunk, A Curator’s View (Lecture and Tour),
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 2:00PM.
Steampunk 101: Scorsese’s Hugo with Curator’s Tour
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Join us for a big screen showing of the film Hugo about a Parisian orphan who discovers a mysterious automaton left by his father. He embarks on a quest to unlock the machine that transforms those around him and leads to a loving place he can call home. Following the film, join the Guinness Collection staff for a tour of Simply Steampunk. For ages 5 and up.
Museum Members: Free
Non-Members: $8 (Includes Museum Admission)
Build an Automaton Children’s Workshop,
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:30 – 2:00PM.
For ages 5 and up.
Last Look: Behind the Scenes of Simply Steampunk
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Accompany the Guinness Collection staff into the world of steampunk kinetic art to catch a final glimpse before the exhibition closes. Artist David Bowman will join the tour to share his insights on his works.
Museum Members: Free
Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by our partners at M&T Bank.
Friday, January 18, 2019 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
In the mid-1990s food insecurity affected nearly one million people in New Jersey. To help raise awareness about this critical social issue, the Morris Museum commissioned photographer Barbara T. Beirne to document the people, services, and agencies associated with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey over a two-year period.
This selection of work reprises the 1998 exhibition The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Leading the Fight Against Hunger: Photographs by Barbara T. Beirne. These moving images compassionately capture those affected individuals and families, and the dedicated advocates involved in the struggle to end hunger. Although the resources devoted to providing food for those in need has increased over the past twenty years, the amount of people who go hungry in New Jersey remains relatively the same—making it all the more necessary to continue the dialogue on this crucial matter.
Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Closing this Sunday
Treasures from the National Music Museum
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Forget everything you think you know about the trumpet, the best-known member of the brasswind family. Trumpet-like musical instruments appear across time and cultures in surprising shapes, sizes, and features, from the conch-shell trumpet to the didgeridoo, from the valveless natural trumpet to the keyed bugle, from the Swiss alphorn to the s-shaped serpent.
By special arrangement with the National Music Museum, America’s preeminent collection of historic musical instruments, this exhibit of more than forty musical instruments, including audio and video demonstrations, will delight young and old, student and connoisseur.
See what some recent visitors from NYC posted about their trip to view this exhibition.