Current Exhibitions


Detail of Windup Clock. Photography by Todd McLellan.

Detail of Mantel Clock, made by E. Ingraham, 1928. Component count: 59. Photograph by Todd McLellan.

Things Come Apart
Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, December 2, 2018

Within every object, tool or device that we use there are dozens of components which work together to represent the creativity, passion and highest levels of achievement of their time. When it comes to the objects we use every day, the sum really is greater than the parts.

Things Come Apart features captivating photographs of deconstructed devices, fascinating videos and encased disassembled objects that display the effects imagination has on technology and the evolution of design.

Younger visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to become part of the experience through the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center’s Spark!Lab activities. These collaborative, hands-on challenges offer hypothetical situations that allow critical thinking and team creativity to flourish and provide fun skill building in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Spark!Lab activity kits are provided through a grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Shaping Space (Saturday, October 13, 11:00AM and 1:00PM): Visitors use their imagination and the provided construction materials to find inventive ways to shape spaces that meet varying engineering and architectural challenges.

Soundscapes (Saturday, November 10, 11:00AM and 1:00PM): Visitors design and assemble wooden blocks, noise-making elements, and marbles to create sound pathways and music. They explore different configurations and try marbles of different sizes and materials to produce the sounds they’re looking for.

Register for these 45 minute programs for children ages 6-12 that are Free with Museum Admission.

Things Come Apart is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

 

 


NJ artist W. Carl Burger at work. Photo by Julia Gehringer.

Wet Paint
September 13 – 21, 2018

New Jersey artists will occupy our Main Gallery this entire week, giving our public a window into their creativity, technique, and process.  Art comes alive at the Morris Museum!

Come see your favorites in action.  See the schedule of artists:

Thursday, September 13

  • Cynthia Dawley: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Andrea Kelly: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Jessica Ling: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Francesca Pelaggi: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Friday, September 14

  • Serena Bocchino: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Cynthia Dawley: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Jessica Ling: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Saturday, September 15

  • Serena Bocchino: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Andrea Kelly: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Francesca Pelaggi: 12:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Mike Quon: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Sunday, September 16

  • Cynthia Dawley: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Nancy Ring: 12:00-5:00PM

Monday, September 17 – Museum Closed

Tuesday, September 18

  • Cynthia Dawley: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Andrea Kelly: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Jessica Ling: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Francesca Pelaggi: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Wednesday, September 19

  • Greta Anderson: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • W. Carl Burger: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Cynthia Dawley: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Todd Doney: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • James Kearns: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • David Levy: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Jessica Ling: 11:00AM-4:00PM
  • Tova Navarra: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Paul Tong: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday, September 20

  • Greta Anderson: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Cynthia Dawley: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Gabriela Dellosso: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Todd Doney: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Asha Ganpat: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Andrea Kelly: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Jessica Ling: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Francesca Pelaggi: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Friday, September 21

  • Cynthia Dawley: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Gabriela Dellosso: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Francesca Pelaggi: 12:00PM – 2:00PM

 


Summer Afternoon, Pastel, 12×16
Instructor: Francesca Pelaggi

Student Showcase
Morris Museum Studio Art Courses

Tuesday, August 14 – Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Morris Museum is thrilled to exhibit over 25 works in diverse mediums in our very first Student Showcase! Works are on loan courtesy of our professional teaching artists and their students who participate in year-round courses for children, teens, and adults.

Unleash your creative side while learning basic fundamentals and modern techinques. Registration for the Fall Session of Studio Art courses is now open!

 

 


Green River Formation Fossil Fish, Wyoming, USA, Eocene Period, Permanent Collection of the Morris Museum

Green River Formation Fossil Fish, Wyoming, USA, Eocene Period, Permanent Collection of the Morris Museum

What Came Before US?
Sunday, July 28 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

What came before us? From the smallest organisms, to the towering dinosaurs – and numerous plants and animals in between-the fossils that remain from these creatures provide us with evidence of the life that existed on earth before we did.

In this exhibition, prowl the four regions of the United States to uncover what lies deep beneath the surface. Learn about the process of fossilization, and why particular types of fossils are found in specific regions. Ever wonder how fossils are collected? Get the inside scoop and who knows, you might just be lucky enough to discover a fossil bed right in your own back yard!

Eight states with dinosaur fossils: CT, MA, NJ, SD, CO, MT, UT, WY

The state with the oldest fossil: NY


Gallery Tours

The Morris Museum offers tours of select exhibitions for groups of 10 or more.

Gallery Tours include educator-led programs for field trip students and adult groups, as well as self-guided browse tours.

 

Gallery Tour – Morris Museum.

 

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