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 Events

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I may or may not be able to attend this year’s Golf Outing but would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation.




Park Avenue Club “Choice” Membership Plus One Complimentary Breakfast or Lunch for Four*
Buy It Now: $1,200

Park Avenue Club

Your full year of membership includes:

  • Full Club Privileges
  • Use of the Club for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Valet Service at Lunch & Dinner
  • Access to all Special and Holiday Events
  • Exclusive Limited Golf Club Reciprocity
  • Guest Pass Privileges
  • Use of 10 Private Dining Rooms
  • Use of over 200 Reciprocal Clubs

*Monday-Friday only. Donated by Park Avenue Club.


Kiawah Island Ultimate Golf Getaway
Buy It Now: $4,000


Gorgeous and spacious 4 Bedroom/4.5 Bath Home in Kiawah, South Carolina. Access all seven golf courses (private: River Course OR Cassique; public: Ocean, Turtle, Cougar, Osprey, Oak) during your 5-night/6-day stay at Conde Nast’s #1 ranked island in North America and #2 in the world. Kiawah Island is just a 40-minute drive from Charleston, one of the most popular and beautiful cities in the country. So pay attention, and don’t let this wonderful getaway get away!

*Does not include the cost to golf, carts or caddie; costs associated with River or Cassique to be prepaid by winner.

Donated by Mary Alice and Bill Feinstein.


Prime Week in Spacious LBI Bayside Beach House
Buy It Now: $4,500


Saturday, August 18 – Saturday, August 25, 2018

Camp’s over and there’s no better way to cap off your summer! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has three decks overlooking the bay, marina and yacht club, each with postcard-perfect sunset views. Ideal for an extended family gathering, two families, or multiple couples to share, this comfortable home is a 10-minute walk to the ocean.

Donated by Marsha and Bruce Baldinger.

Recent Events

Brett King, detail of the Aetherologist, 2012,
Cary, North Carolina.

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters
VIP Opening Reception

On Thursday, March 15, Museum Members were the first to experience this groundbreaking exhibition before it opened to the public on Friday, March 16, 2018. Opening remarks were given by Cleveland Johnson, Executive Director of the Morris Museum.

To become a Member, and attend special VIP Previews and visit the museum year-round for free visit morrismuseum.org/museum-membership, email [email protected], or call 973.971.3721.

Learn more about this exciting exhibition.

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.

Morris Museum Gala

Archeus, Ysabel LeMay, Hypercollage, 2015.

A Floral Affair

On Saturday evening, September 16, 2017, the Morris Museum was thrilled to honor the life and legacy of Ruth Hennessy, beloved Board Member for over 30 years, and champion of the arts, education, philanthropy and family, at Morris Museum Gala: A Floral Affair. That night, the Museum also premiered WOW: Wonderful Other Worlds, the first solo museum exhibition of global sensation Ysabel LeMay. Delighting in fine dining by Laurence Craig Catering and dancing with Fleur Seule, our guests enjoyed a fabulous evening and a terrific celebration.

For more information, please contact:

Mira Prives
Director of Development
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

[email protected]

I was not able to attend this year’s Gala but would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation.