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Morris Museum

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
973-971-3700

Our Mission
Interpreting the past, discovering the future, through Art, Sound, and Motion.

Vision
The Morris Museum creates opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity, driven by the contemporary interpretation of its Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata as well as its general collections. The performing arts add further unique perspectives and dimensions of interpretation.


Upcoming Events at Morris Museum

Exhibition: Fresh Perspectives

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Eyes on Nature, The Art of Sean Cavanaugh

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Jan Huling: Everything is Alive

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition: Fresh Perspectives

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Like Clockwork

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Eyes on Nature, The Art of Sean Cavanaugh

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Jan Huling: Everything is Alive

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition: Fresh Perspectives

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Like Clockwork

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Eyes on Nature, The Art of Sean Cavanaugh

Friday, May 24, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Jan Huling: Everything is Alive

Friday, May 24, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition: Fresh Perspectives

Friday, May 24, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Like Clockwork

Friday, May 24, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Eyes on Nature, The Art of Sean Cavanaugh

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Exhibition - Jan Huling: Everything is Alive

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Morristown, NJ
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Recent News

Jess Van Nostrand Joins the Morris Museum as the Inaugural Director of Public Engagement and Curatorial Strategies

Morristown, NJ -- A newly-created role at this leading arts-first institution will oversee the development, implementation, execution, and evaluation of the Morris Museum's three mission-based program areas: Education, Exhibitions & Collections,…

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AutomataCon Returns to the Morris Museum on May 17-19, 2024

Noted Speakers and Guests include Elizabeth King, Kathleen Maher, Richard Garriott, Cecilia Schiller, Tom Haney, John Gaughan, Nemo Gould, and Bradley Litwin Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated…

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Exhibition - Like Clockwork 2024

This exhibition takes you behind the scenes at the Morris Museum. Observe how Murtogh D. Guinness Collection Conservator Jere Ryder investigates the inner workings and condition of individual objects of mechanical music and automata. Treatment can…

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Neiman Marcus Short Hills Presents Selected Work by Jan Huling 2024

Neiman Marcus Short Hills Presents Selected Work by Jan Huling in Collaboration with Morris Museum Installation Coincides with Jan Huling Exhibition at the Morris Museum Morristown, NJ - For the first time, Neiman Marcus in collaboration with the…

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Exhibition: Fresh Perspectives - March 2024

This juried exhibition began at the Morris Museum in 1989 as an outlet for artistically accomplished New Jersey high school students to express their curiosity and creativity. Now in its 35th year, Fresh Perspectives shares superb works in a variety…

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Exhibition: Eyes on Nature, The Art of Sean Cavanaugh - February 2024

On view in our historic Bickford Gallery, Eyes on Nature, the Art of Sean Cavanaugh brings together a selection of works highlighting Cavanaugh’s watercolor, oil, and gouache depictions of trees, coral reefs and other naturalia. Inspired by…

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Exhibition - Jan Huling: Everything is Alive - February 2024

Taking its name from Huling's pandemic series, Everything is Alive, this exhibition will tap into the whimsical, mythical elements of Huling's work and transform the Museum into a living wonderland where visitors can encounter one of her creations…

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Premiere Screening of 'Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trip New Jersey' at the Morris Museum

Learn about destinations where you can combine travel with history and food in New Jersey and meet PBS TV host Darley Newman Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum will host a premiere screening of the Morristown and Princeton focused episodes of…

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Morris Museum Ends Fiscal 2023 With Accelerated Attendance Growth For In-Person And Online Visitors, And Served More Than 3,000 Students From 56 Schools

Morristown, NJ, —Lately, the Morris Museum experienced significant milestones including impressive growth in both in-person and online attendance, as well as a significant increase in educational outreach. The recently created and published…

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Career-Spanning Works By Acclaimed Artists Neil Jenney And Donaldsultan On Exhibit At The Morris Museum Together For The First Time

Career-spanning Works by Acclaimed Artists Neil Jenney and Donald Sultan on Exhibit at the Morris Museum Together for the First Time On View October 6, Exhibition Includes New and Rarely Seen Work Preview on Thursday, October 5 at 6 PM The…

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Groundbreaking Event Celebrates $1 Million Phase One Of The Twin Oaksmansion Historic Preservation Plan At The Morris Museum

Featured Speakers: Senator Anthony M. Bucco, Commissioner Stephen Shaw, Deputy Mayor William "Bud" Ravitz, and the Office of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Herald the Role of Culture in Community On Wednesday, September 27, a groundbreaking ceremony…

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Master Flameworker Paul Stankard Celebrates a Major Retrospective at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ - From Flame to Flower: The Art of Paul J.?Stankard is a retrospective of one of New Jersey’s most prominent glass artists. Paul?Stankard?has worked with glass since 1961 and has dedicated over 50 years to perfecting his…

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Summertime Family-Friendly Water Workshop Weekends in Morris County

Summertime Family-Friendly Water Workshop Weekends New Partnership: Great Swamp Watershed Association and the Morris Museum The Morris Museum and the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) are pleased to announce their new partnership; our…

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Morris Museum Appoints Tom Loughman as New Executive Director

Morristown, NJ, - The Morris Museum announced today that it has appointed Tom Loughman as its next Executive Director. Loughman, a global arts professional with extensive experience in museum management, will begin on Monday, May 1, 2023. Board…

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Photography Exhibition of Artist Xiomáro Captures a Personal Look at Morristown’s Historic Jockey Hollow and the Ford Mansion Sites

At Home with George: Washington’s Morristown Winter, 1779–1780 is On View through July 30 Morristown, NJ -- 2023 marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Morristown National Historical Park as the first historical park in the…

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Morris Museum : Juried Hybrid Exhibition Celebrates Local High School Artists at theMorris Museum

Juried Hybrid Exhibition Celebrates Local High School Artists at the Morris Museum Fresh Perspectives 2023 will be on view Friday, February 17 (Morristown, NJ, February 2023) — Morris Museum is proud to share works in various media…

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Morris Museum Announces The Resignation Of Executive Director, AndrewSandall

(Morristown, NJ, January 2023) — The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum has announced that Andrew Sandall, Executive Director, will step down in late February to accept the role of CEO at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in…

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Morris Museum : Presents Musically Timed: Continental Clock Makers And Their Markets

Morris Museum Presents Musically Timed: Continental Clock Makers and their Markets On View Friday November 4, 2022 – Sunday, March 26, 2023 (Morristown, NJ, December 2022)— Explore how clock makers incorporated music and animation…

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Morris Museum : World Premiere of a Groundbreaking Performance by the Creators of The Other Mozart that Investigates Who Is Mary Magdalene?

“Silenced as an apostle and framed as a prostitute, the manipulation of Mary Magdalene’s story was meant to undermine women's leadership centuries ago, and its effects still shape our reality today.” —Sylvia Milo …

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Morris Museum : Alea Brings a Vibrant Afro-Latin Sound to Jazz on the Back Deck atthe Morris Museum

Lauded for her live performances, Alea infuses Latin and pop rhythms to create a signature jazz style all her own, moving her audiences with messages of spirit, mindfulness, and activism.?Making her debut on the Morris Museum’s Back Deck on…

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Morris Museum Announces Exhibition of Federico Solmi’s Work that Features VR and Video Installations and New Mixed Media Works

Morris Museum Announces Exhibition of Federico Solmi’s Work that Features VR and Video Installations and New Mixed Media Works (Morristown, NJ, July 2022)—Federico Solmi: Joie De Vivre?is the first exhibition to explore the…

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