Special Events


Join us for special celebrations that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions, performances, and programs. From the Gala to the Golf Outing, these festive events are not to be missed.

Upcoming Event

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk logo designed by Sarah Gonzalez.

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A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk Opening Reception 

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

The second installment in a four-year exhibition series entitled A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk features the creaetive energy and the vitality of kineticsm by re-envisioning 10th centru asethetics combined with advances in machine technology.  By mounting this exhibition, the Morris Museum draws parallels between the innovative engineering, design, and imagination of present-day artisnas with the technical ingenuity and functionality of a  bygone era.

FREE for Museum Members.

Recent Events

Detail from Installation of “Fever Songs,” at ODETTA Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Photo by Joshua Touster, 2018.

Sound Garden: Installations by John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz 
Tuesday, November 27,  2018, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Join Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director, and the Trustees of the Morris Museum for the private opening reception of Sound Garden: Installations by John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz.

Can sound be an artistic medium? Sound artists use technology, such as recording equipment and audio devices, to manipulate, restructure, and re-present auditory sensations in highly creative ways. Sound Garden features two interactive installations by sound artist John Morton and visual artist Jacqueline Shatz. “Fever Songs” (2018) brings together the vocal traditions of different religions in an acoustic experience that explores spiritual commonality, while “The Voyage Out” (2009 – 2018) is an interactive installation that combines kinetic sculpture with computer-manipulated sound.

The exhibition will runs through Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Morris Museum Gala

The Morris Museum Gala: Boisterous, Beautiful Brass was held on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

I wasn’t able to attend this year’s Gala but would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation:


30th Annual Golf Outing

We were thrilled to celebrate our 30th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 21, at Morris County Golf Club. Thank you for making it so special!

For more information about our special events, please email [email protected]morrismuseum.org

See this short video about this great day.  Video by Generic Brand Human.

Mallory Mortillaro and the bust of Napoleon Bonaparte. Photo by Karen Mancinelli.

A Rodin in Madison – The Discovery of a Masterpiece

This special presentation about the discovery of a large marble bust of Napoleon Bonaparte by Auguste Rodin in the council chambers of Madison, NJ was held on December 10 at the Morris Museum.

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Harley Dodge Memorial she uncovered this masterpiece that has been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin.

Nicolas W. Platt, President of the Hartley Dodge Foundation, offered introductory remarks about this remarkable story.

See a video of the presentation at the Morris Museum.

Image credit: Auction time at the Morris Museum Gala: Boisterous, Beautiful Brass. Photograph by J. Allen and D. Hall.