There’s no better way to celebrate your passion for the arts, education, and creativity than by sharing it with like-minded individuals! Meet artists, collectors, and benefactors who are driving us forward into our new mission: exploring and interpreting the arts and education through the lenses of Art, Sound and Motion. 

New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate and home of the only Smithsonian Spark!Lab in the state, the Morris Museum is poised to leap forward into this exciting new vision. Join the President’s Circle and play a vital role in our transformation.


Explorer: $2,500

  • Exclusive visits to private and corporate collections, artist studios, and colleague museums 
  • Invitations to all VIP previews, exhibition openings, receptions, and curator-led tours 
  • Premier access to the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions 
  • Complimentary tickets to select Bickford Theatre performances, including Live Arts 
  • Recognition on the Museum’s website and in the Pavilion 
  • All benefits of highest level of general museum membership


Interpreter: $5,000

  • Private breakfast with President/CEO 
  • Curator-led tour and reception for up to 10 guests of the exhibition of your choosing 
  • Passes to select NYC art fairs 
  • Concierge service and top priority at events and programs 
  • All the benefits of the EXPLORER level

2021 – 2022 President’s Circle Events Include

  • VIP opening of Smithsonian Spark!Lab (September 2021)
  • Salon evening with the curators and advisors behind special exhibition, Stowed Away: A Traveling Philographist and His Arctic Uke (October 2021)
  • “Meet the New President/CEO” (January 2022)
  • VIP preview and artist meet-and-greet of special exhibition A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements (March 2022)
  • Private collection visit of mechanical musical instruments and music boxes (June 2022)

We are thankful to our President’s Circle Members:

Anne Aronovitch and Dick Eger
Marsha and Bruce Baldinger
Kirke Bent and Marta McDowell
Molly and Kurt Borst
Alexandra Braunstein and Brendan O’Connor
Frank Cesaro and Jim Jones
Marjatta DiSerio
Susan T. Hagaman
Elizabeth and Douglas Holcomb
Gerri and Michael Horn
Barry and Jenny Jaruzelski
Will and Mary Leland
Jeff and Penny Leman
Scott and Tina Leonard
Alan and Melanie Levitan
Matt and Kaila Mignon
Richard and Jennifer Nolan
Sassona Norton and Ron Filler
Robert and Gemma Ricciardi
John and Alice Rubinstein
Nelson and Nancy Schaenen, Jr.
Darren and Harriet Schulman
Philip and Victoria Seskin
Edward and Susanne von der Linde
Margie and William Wang
Richard and Mary Lee Watson

To join, or ask questions, contact:

Mira Prives, Director of Development
[email protected]


Image credit: Dawn Joseph Photography