Future Exhibitions

Spheres of Influence: W. Carl Burger
Tuesday, May 15, 2018- Sunday, August 19, 2018

Help us celebrate the long and distinguished career of prolific, New Jersey artist, W. Carl Burger.

Productive for over three-quarters of a century, he built a substantial repertoire that includes watercolors, paintings, lithographs, drawings, collages, and more.  Never-before-seen works from our extensive collection will be on view.

W. Carl Burger, The Garden, 1980, Watercolor on paper, Gift of W. Carl Burger


W. Carl Burger, Chessman, 1958, Watercolor on paper, Gift of W. Carl Burger



W. Carl Burger, Forest Glen, 1990, Mixed media on paper, Gift of W. Carl Burger

From Stone to Gem

Tuesday, June 12 – Sunday, September 16, 2018

Shine bright like a rock? mineral? —or gem!  This exhibition highlights our extensive collection of rocks and minerals, with representative specimens from the mineralogical profile of New Jersey.

From quartz and amethyst, to rubies, emeralds, and diamonds, learn about the tools and processes that shape and refine these precious and semi-precious stones into breathtaking gems.


Image courtesy of Newseum. Top row, left to right: Billy Joel, Kim Cattrall, Samuel L. Jackson, Erin Brockovich. Bottom row, left to right: Rosie O’Donnell, David LaChapelle, Maria Shriver, Tommy Hilfiger

The Boomer List: Photographs by
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Tuesday, July 10 – Sunday, September 9, 2018

Baby boomers have had a profound impact on the world, shaking up attitudes about sex, race and politics, and leaving their mark on everything from science and technology to art and music.

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (“The Black List,”“The Latino List” and “The Out List”) chose as his subjects boomers who reflect the depth, diversity and talent of their generation. The 19 men and women selected for “The Boomer List” are:

1946: Tim O’Brien, Vietnam veteran/author
1947: Deepak Chopra, M.D., New Age guru
1948: Samuel L. Jackson, actor
1949: Billy Joel, singer/songwriter
1950: Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple Computer
1951: Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer
1952: Amy Tan, author 1953: Eve Ensler, playwright
1954: Julieanna Richardson, founder, The HistoryMakers
1955: Maria Shriver, journalist
1956: Kim Cattrall, actress
1957: Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM
1958: Ellen Ochoa, Director, Johnson Space Center
1959: Ronnie Lott, athlete
1960: Erin Brockovich, environmentalist
1961: Peter Staley, AIDS activist
1962: Rosie O’Donnell, entertainer
1963: David LaChapelle, artist
1964: John Leguizamo, actor

“The Boomer List” also includes an original Newseum-produced film featuring the photographer’s stories about the project, and a scent station with memorable aromas familiar to the baby boom generation.

“The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders”
was developed by the Newseum in collaboration with AARP.
The Newseum, an interactive museum of news, is located in Washington, D.C.
AARP is the exclusive sponsor of “The Boomer List” exhibit




Stitch by Stitch: Quilts and Coverlets
from the Permanent Collection

Thursday, August 30 – Sunday, December 9, 2018

Friendship quilts, crazy quilts, and more!  Get cozy with the Morris Museum’s expansive collection of quilts and coverlets, many exhibited for the first time.  First established in pre-colonial America, quilts and coverlets have made houses feel like homes ever since.

Learn the influence of European textiles on American quilting.  See early examples of favorite quilt patterns, still popular today, or encounter unusual designs that fell from favor.  Stitch by stitch, imagine the craft, artistry, and skill that contributed to this great American tradition.