Morris Museum

6 Normandy Heights Road
973-971-3700

Mission:

A private, nonprofit corporation, the Morris Museum’s mission is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life by advancing the understanding and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts, natural and physical sciences and humanities through exhibitions, performances and educational programs in a welcoming, inclusive and creative environment that responsibly uses all museum resources, including stewardship of a permanent collection.

History:

In 1913, objects collected for display in a curio cabinet at the Morristown Neighborhood House formed the beginning of the Morris Museum Collection.  Originally known as the Morristown Children’s Museum, education has been an intrinsic part of the Museum’s mission from the start.  Mrs. Aldus Pierson, the House’s first head worker, introduced children to world cultures through the exploration of cultural artifacts.  Generous donors began giving Mrs. Pierson interesting objects that they had acquired in their travels around the world.  By 1927, the collection had expanded to seven rooms encompassing the first floor of the Neighborhood House’s annex.  Displays included colonial and 19th-century household articles, European, South American and Asian artifacts, rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world, and children’s toys.

In 1938, the Museum moved to the Maple Avenue School building and shared space with the Morristown Board of Education and the Morris Junior College until 1956.  This enabled the Museum to enhance its programs for children and establish a link between its offerings and the curricula of area schools. This strong educational focus developed and continues to the present. The Museum was incorporated in 1946, and its collections and services continued to expand.  During this time, the Museum was at the forefront of presenting new trends in museum education through the modern use of dioramas, panels and niches.  The outreach education program began in 1950 with in-school presentations to eight Morris County schools including talks about American Indian culture.

The Museum’s first director, Mr. Chester H. Newkirk, made a significant impact on the development of the Museum’s programs, collections and services. During his 25 years of leadership (1956-1981), the collections of fine and decorative arts, toys, and American Indian artifacts were greatly enhanced.  In 1964, having outgrown its fourth location, the Museum purchased Twin Oaks, the former Frelinghuysen estate.  Today, the Georgian-style mansion functions as the heart of the Morris Museum’s operations.  In 1969, the institution was renamed the Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences, reflecting its growing emphasis on visual art and the expansion of its offerings for all ages. In response to the Museum’s increasing activities, successful capital campaigns enabled additions to the facility to be built.  In 1970, gallery space was expanded and a 312-seat theatre was added, which was later named the Bickford Theatre.  In 1973, the Morris Museum became the first museum in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.  In 1985, its name was changed to the Morris Museum. In 1990, the Museum complex was further expanded to 75,524 square feet.

The Morris Museum is the only museum in New Jersey with a professional theatre that produces and presents professional productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, and mysteries; year-round children’s theatre; a jazz series; a blues series, and special concerts and performances.  Affiliation with Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers makes it possible for distinguished stars, professional actors and stage managers to work at the Bickford.

In 2003, the Museum was awarded the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection, one of the world’s most important collections of mechanical musical instruments and automata (robotic figures of animals and people).  This collection further enhances the Morris Museum’s role as a major cultural center and travel destination for the arts, sciences and humanities.  This 750-object collection reflects innovative technology, exquisite craftsmanship, compelling sound and important cultural heritage.  In recognition of what is the Museum’s most renowned collection, the Museum launched a major capital expansion project that resulted in a 5,000 square foot gallery devoted to showcasing the history of mechanical music and automata, a grand Entrance Pavilion, and a sky-lighted Court and expanded upper galleries.

Today, the Morris Museum is the third largest museum in New Jersey and one of the State’s most dynamic cultural institutions, serving more than 350,000 persons each year, including 100,000 children. Audiences are drawn from fifteen counties throughout the state and reflect the social-economic and ethnic spectrum that define northern and central New Jersey.

In 2008, the Museum was named Outstanding Arts Organization by the Arts Council of the Morris Area, in recognition of its exceptional accomplishments and commitment to improving the quality of life in the community through the arts.  The  Morris Museum has been recognized as a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State (2006-2012 seven consecutive years) in recognition of the Museum’s solid history of artistic excellence, substantial programming and broad public service.  The New Jersey State Council on the Arts further distinguished the Morris Museum by bestowing the Council’s Citation of Excellence (2007-2012 six consecutive years). Under the leadership of Executive Director Linda Moore and a committed Board of Trustees, the Morris Museum continues to be recognized as a leading cultural institution in the state, upholding the highest standards of artistic excellence, educational innovation, fiscal responsibility, community engagement,  audience impact, and leadership in the arts community.


Upcoming Events at Morris Museum

Smart Talk - What is Jazz and Why Does it Matter?

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 1:00pm
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Smart Talk - LOL, A Philosophical Look at Comedy

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 1:00pm
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Recent News

Bickford Summer JazzFest: Svetlana and the Delancey Five

Formed just a few years ago, Svetlana and the Delancey Five have become one of New York’s most popular young jazz bands with a repertoire that moves flawlessly from the hot jazz of the 1920s to new takes on modern standards, offering a joyous &…

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Automata Con at the Morris Museum: May 18 - 20

Automata Convention Returns to Morristown, New JerseyAttendees from around the world to gather to celebrate modern and antique automata(Morristown, NJ) AutomataCon, following up its successful first event held in 2016, returns to Morristown, New Jers…

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Survivors Speak Program at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum will host a special program, Survivors Speak.The program consists of two speakers who are eyewitnesses to the Holocaust (survivors, liberators, POWs) and a moderator. The speakers are chosen for the diversity of the…

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Bickford Film Series Continues with Black Maria Film Festival 2018

2018 WinnersTo Be Screened on April 18, 2018Morristown, NJ -- The Bickford Theatre’s popular Film Series continues with the Black Maria Film Festival on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 PM with the screening of the recently announced winners in thi…

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Morris Museum Elects New Trustee 'Sassona Norton'

Morristown, N.J. -- The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum announced that it has recently elected a new member: Sassona Norton. In making the announcement, Gerri Horn, the Board’s Chairman, said: The Trustees of the Morris Museum are honore…

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Hot House Jazz Fans Decision Award Winners in Concert

Champian Fulton & “King” Solomon Hicks To Perform a Jazzy ChristmasMorristown, NJ - The Bickford Theatre and Hot House Jazz Magazine salute the 2017 Fans Decision Jazz Awards with a holiday concert featuring Female Jazz Vocalist winne…

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Bickford Theatre Announces New Film Series 2017

Morristown, NJ - The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is launching a new Film Series this season with screenings to include top short films, cinematic excursions into great art, and classic movies. The films will be shown on Wednesday evenings a…

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Morris Museum Elects New Trustee Matthew H. Bruhn

Morristown, New Jersey — The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum announced that it has elected a new member:  Matthew  H. Bruhn. The election took place at the October 3, 2017 meeting of the Board.  In making the announcement,…

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Morris Museum Announces Appointment of Cleveland T. Johnson as Executive Director

Morristown, Nj - The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum today announced that Cleveland T. Johnson has been named the institution’s new Executive Director. Mr. Johnson will assume his post on November 1, 2017. Dr. Cleveland Johnson is the i…

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Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Announces 2017 - 2018 Season

Morristown, NJ - The Bickford Theatre has announced their 2017-18 season which includes a blend of jazz, bluegrass, classical, pop and a trio of live theater offerings. Subscription packages for the Main Stage productions are available and seats for …

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Search for Morris Museum Executive Director to Continue

The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey has announced that the appointment of Carol S. Ward as Executive Director is not moving forward and that the search for a new Executive Director will…

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Morris Museum Announces Appointment of Carol S. Ward as Executive Director

Morristown, New Jersey  - The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum today announced that Carol S. Ward has been named the institution’s new Executive Director. Ms. Ward will assume her post in July of 2017.Carol Ward is currently the Exec…

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Morris Museum Elects New Trustees Scott G. Leonard and Maria Fiorini Ramirez

Morristown, New Jersey - The Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum announced today that it has elected two new members: Scott G. Leonard and Maria Fiorini Ramirez. The election took place at the May 18, 2017 meeting of the Board.  In making the…

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Meet us at Talbots Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Morristown, Nj — Shop for modern classic styles, all day, all for a cause. On Wednesday, May 31, grab your friends and head to Talbots at the Shoppes at Union Hill in Denville. Talbots will donate ten percent of sales on all merchandise purchases d…

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Joe DiPietro’s Hit Show ‘Clever Little Lies’ Coming to the Bickford Theatre

Morristown, NJ -- Clever Little Lies, which premiered to critical acclaim in 2013 at the George Street Playhouse and then recently enjoyed a successful stint Off-Broadway, will be presented at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre with a preview per…

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Annual Gala Raises $260,000 for the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ — On September 17, the Morris Museum’s most dedicated supporters came together for the 2016 Gala. This annual fundraising event celebrates the vital cultural and educational role that the Morris Museum plays in New Jersey.The Gala …

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Morris Museum Awarded $17,500 Grant by Bank of America

Morristown, NJ -- This May, Bank of America awarded a $17,500 grant to the Morris Museum. The grant funds will be used to help support Museum Loan, a program that lends portable exhibitions to residents throughout New Jersey.The Museum Loan Program l…

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Morris Museum Presents Exhibition Celebrating Indian Music and Dance

Morristown, NJ— This summer, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition exploring the rich musical and dance traditions of India. Showcasing instruments, costumes, and rugs, Sounds of India will be on view from June 24 through October 23, 2016.So…

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Bickford Theatre Fundraiser Presents Broadway's Loni Ackerman

Morristown, NJ -- Broadway’s Loni Ackerman is set to take her one-woman show to the Bickford stage. This annual fundraising event will include great food and beverages, a 50/50 cash raffle, the always popular wine “Cork Pull,” and a theatre tic…

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BASF Brings Kids’ Lab To The Morris Museum

MORRISTOWN, NJ and FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Morris Museum officially dedicated a science lab to BASF Corporation and its award winning Kids’ Lab program, recognizing the company’s sponsorship and commitment to science education in the Morris Coun…

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Magnificent Musical Box by Mermod Freres Acquired by the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ — The Morris Museum On March 10th announced the gift of a Stella Orchestral Grand Disc Musical Box by owner, Ethel Schaal of Pittstown, New Jersey.The Stella Orchestral Grand Disc Musical Box was manufactured in about 1900 by the Mer…

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Morris Museum Hosts Conference Celebrating Automatons and Related Kinetic Art

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is proud to announce that it will host the first ever AutomataCon, a convention celebrating automatons and related kinetic art. The event will be held at the Morris Museum, home of the Murtogh D. Guinness Collectio…

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Exhibition: W. Carl Burger - The Urge To Paint

Morristown, NJ---The Morris Museum will present a survey exhibition of the work of beloved New Jersey artist and educator, W. Carl Burger. Entitled "W. Carl Burger - The Urge To Paint,". Bringing together some thirty paintings, "W. Carl Burger - The …

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Morris Museum Hosts Exhibition Showcasing Textile Art

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, "Follow the Thread." The show features textiles from the nineteenth century to the present day that utilize thread to create artful designs. “Follow the Thread” bring…

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Morris Museum Announces New Art Quilt Exhibition Exploring Texting on Textiles

Morristown, NJ -- Beginning this December, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition that weaves together texting and textiles. Featuring more than thirty contemporary artists, "Text Messages" will be on view in Morristown. The exhibition was orga…

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The Art Party of the Year Raises $179,000 for the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- On September 19, 2015, the Morris Museum’s most dedicated supporters came together at the Museum for the Art Party of the Year. The Museum raised approximately $179,000 and hosted more than 195 guests for an evening of dining and …

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Morris Museum Awarded $100,000 Grant by IMLS

Morristown, NJ---This September, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a $100,000 Museums for America grant to the Morris Museum. The Museum will use the grant funds to help support Access-ABILITY, a pioneering initiative to cre…

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Carolyn Dorfman Dance Returns to the Morris Museum for an Afternoonof Repertory Favorites

Morristown, NJ -- Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, returns to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum for an afternoon of repertory favorites highlighting both the intimacy of the duet and the power of…

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Morris Museum Receives ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ Grant

Morristown, NJ---The Morris Museum is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.As one of 203 …

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New Exhibition Featuring Glass Art Opens at the Morris Museum this Fall

Morristown, NJ---This Fall, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition celebrating the evolution of glass art. 'Clearly Compelling: Glass Art from Tiffany to Chihuly ' will showcase the work of more than sixty artists from the late nineteenth centu…

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A Gala Celebration at the Morris Museum

(Morristown, NJ)— the Morris Museum’s most dedicated supporters will come together at the Museum for The Art Party of the year. The evening of dining and dancing will  offer guests an exclusive preview of the Museum's major fall exhibition, 'Cl…

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Exhibition - The Language of Fans

Morristown, NJ---This September, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition celebrating the art and history of the handheld fan. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s permanent collection, ‘The Language of Fans’ will showcase over forty notable wo…

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Exhibition - The Fashionable Child: 200 Years of Dressing Our Children

Morristown, NJ---The Morris Museum is proud to announce its newest exhibition, The Fashionable Child: 200 Years of Dressing Our Children.  The show will explore the history of children’s fashion from the early 1800s to the present.Featuring exquis…

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Victorian Family Festival 2015

Journey back to the Victorian Era. Delight in some old-time activities that are as enjoyable today as they were in days gone by.- Pose in period clothing for a family portrait- Play carnival games- Be amazed by Strolling Magicians- Design a collage…

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Morris Museum Presents New Play Featuring Chris Lemmon As His Father jack Lemmon

‘Twist’ is based on Chris Lemmon’s book ‘A Twist of Lemmon’ which tells the story of a beloved Hollywood icon, his dad, Jack Lemmon. Jack starred in over sixty films, was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two Oscars. One for ‘Mis…

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New Morris Museum Exhibition Highlights the Mechanical Musical Industry in New Jersey

Morristown, NJ---Beginning this June, the Morris Museum will present a new exhibition that explores the prominent role played by New Jersey manufacturers in the early music industry. Featuring more than a dozen mechanical musical instruments and othe…

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Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Announces 2015 - 2016 Season

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is proud to announce the lineup for the 2015-2016 season at the Bickford Theatre, featuring two exceptional comedies (including one world premier), and a nail-biting thriller. The season will also include a fall and…

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Summer 2015 is All About Children at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is proud to announce Children’s Theatre programming for Summer 2015 at the Bickford Theatre. The summer series includes performances featuring classic children’s literature, delightful fairytales, and lots of a…

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Sneak Peek of Shirley Temple’s Personal Childhood Collection of Movie Costumes, Dolls and Memorabilia

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum invites you to a preview and behind-the-scenes guided tour of the “Love, Shirley Temple” exhibition with Stuart Holbrook, President of Theriault’s, the world’s auction leader for important childhood objects…

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Morris Museum, in Collaboration with TV Asia, to Host Family Festival Celebrating Indian American Culture

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is proud to announce it has teamed up with TV Asia to present a Family Festival celebrating the new exhibition "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation”. The event will feature a classical Indian danc…

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Shirley Temple’s Personal Collection Of Costumes, Dolls, and Memorabilia Comes to the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- This Memorial Day weekend, join us in Morristown as we celebrate the little girl whose smile, charm, and curly hair carried the nation through the Great Depression.  The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that from May 21 through…

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Morris Museum to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring the History of Indian Americans

Morristown, NJ - From the builders of some of America's earliest railroads and farms to Civil Rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have long been an inextricable part of American life. The Smithsonian traveling exhi…

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Morris Museum Announces Now You See It: The Art of Magic and Illusion

Morristown, NJ -- This April, join us in Morristown as we test the boundaries of clarity and confusion. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce the opening of “Now You See It: The Art of Magic and Illusion,” which will be on view from April 2 th…

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Morris Museum Presents Talley’s Folly

By Lanford Wilson Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum’s 2015 line-up continues with a production of Talley’s Folly, by Lanford Wilson, in the Bickford Theatre. Co-produced by Old Castle Theatre Company of Vermont and Playwrights Theatre of New J…

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Morris Museum Presents New Jersey Craft Arts Annual - Accessorize - The Person and The Place

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that it will present the 2015 exhibition of the New Jersey Craft Arts Annual. Entitled Accessorize - The Person and The Place, the show will explore trends in contemporary crafts as artists cr…

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Morris Museum Presents 'Wait Until Dark'

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum kicks off 2015 with a production of Wait Until Dark in the Bickford Theatre. Written by Frederick Knott and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, this electrifying thriller.An apartment in 1940s Greenwich Village becomes the …

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Morris Museum Presents Brick by Brick

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is proud to present Brick by Brick, an invitational exhibition of exceptional artwork created out of LEGO© building blocks.Brick by Brick features innovative works created by LEGO artists, architects, and engineer…

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Bickford Theatre Benefit Band Reunion

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is pleased to present the fourth annual Bickford Theatre Benefit Band Reunion. Featuring an all-star lineup.The evening will include a lively array of performances by seasoned jazz musicians. Popular reedman Dan Lev…

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Social Security by Andrew Bergman at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is proud to continue its 2014-2015 season with a performance of Social Security by Andrew Bergman. An uproarious comedy where modern art meets family mayhem, Social Security will play at the Bickford Theatre.The  

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Morris Museum and Neiman Marcus Announce Exclusive Love to Give Collection

Morristown, NJ---The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that it has been selected as this year’s beneficiary for the Love to Give Shop at Neiman Marcus Short Hills. The Love to Give Shop at Neiman Marcus Short Hills will include fabulous items pe…

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Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company to Perform at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- After more than thirty years, the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company is coming home. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company will perform at the Bickford Theatre.For more than three decades, the Ca…

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Exhibition - Hometown Teams: How SportsShape America

Morristown, NJ---Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Ameri…

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Exhibition - Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum will present Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium. This exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists from both the United States and abroad as they stretch the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and s…

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Morris Museum Announces 'The Dog Show: The Art of Our Canine Companions'

Morristown, NJ - Organized by the Morris Museum, The Dog Show: The Art of Our Canine Companions celebrates dogs in art from the nineteenth century to the present with a focus on British and American artists. William Secord, a recognized expert on dog…

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Morris Museum Announces New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts Exhibition

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is accepting submissions of art for consideration to be exhibited in the upcoming New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts. The exhibition will be on view in Morristown. Submissions will be accepted through November 21, 2014…

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OKLAHOMA Opens at the Bickford Theatre

Morristown, NJ - The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum in conjunction with the Algonquin Arts Center of Manasquan and the News Jersey Youth Theatre will present the American classic musical OKLAHOMA, August 1 through August 10, 2014.“Oklahoma!,…

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New Exhibition - New Jersey Unearthed: Digging Into Our State's Past

July 1 – August 16, 2014Morristown, NJ - In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary, the Morris Museum invites visitors to become history detectives as they examine the clues unearthed from some of our State’s most historically significan…

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Blues Brews and BBQ at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is hosting the second annual Blues, Brews and BBQ. Food and beverage is available for purchase. All proceeds from this event benefit the Morris Museum. The event will be held rain or shine!The evening will feature t…

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Morris Museum Presents 'Semper Tedium'

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is pleased to present this exhibition of art quilts created by four internationally renown artists: Katherine Knauer, Paula Nadelstern, Amy Orr, and Robin Schwalb.  The tongue-in-check title of the exhibit, Semper…

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Portrait of an Athlete: Special Olympics of New Jersey and United States Paralympics

Portraits by Pete ByronMorristown, NJ - The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunte…

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'Fresh Perspectives: A Juried High School Art Exhibition' Opens at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ — Fifty outstanding artworks by talented New Jersey high school students will be on view in the 25th Annual Fresh Perspectives exhibition at the Morris Museum. The annual Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition began in 1989 to give art…

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Morris Museum Presents Egg Family Festival

Morristown, NJ -- Spend an egg-citing day with your family at the Morris Museum.  In conjunction with the current exhibition, Egg-zibit: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs, the Museum is holding an Egg Family Festival. The Egg Family Festival wil…

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Morris Museum Presents Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross at the Bickford Theatre

Morristown, NJ - Get ready to tap you toes! The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross will be performed at the Bickford Theatre. Join us for an affectionate homage to the delightful harmonies and well choreographed m…

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Morris Museum Announces 'Too Jewish? Staring Avi Hoffman'

Morristown, NJ -- Join us for a musical celebration of Jewish culture and identity. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that a performance of Too Jewish? will be held in the Bickford Theatre In the tradition of Vaudeville, Borscht-Belt shtick a…

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Legacy in Clay: Contemporary American Indian Pottery at Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the new exhibition, Legacy in Clay: Contemporary American Indian Pottery. Featuring more than fifty objects, Legacy in Clay celebrates the recent gift of the Sonia W. and Victor J. Baue…

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An Alternate Vision: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ - This March, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition honoring the 125th anniversary of the National Association of Women Artists. An Alternate Vision: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists.  Featuring the wo…

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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings and Discussion at Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ - To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, the Morris Museum will offer a series of lectures and discussion forums, scholarly centered around the documentaries The Freedom Riders and The Abolitionists…

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Dr. Seuss Family Festival

Morristown, NJ - A day at the Morris Museum has never been more fun! Come celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss and enjoy related activities during our Dr. Seuss Family Festival.  The Festival will include a host of activit…

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Morris Arts announces 2014 Celebrate the Arts Award Winners

Mark your calendars now and join Morris Arts as we recognize individuals and organizations noted for their outstanding accomplishments, commitment and contribution towards encouraging and fostering the arts in our community.2014 Celebrate the Arts Aw…

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A Night of Bourbon and Beards at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- Join us for an evening celebrating the manly art of shaving and sipping bourbon. In conjunction with the current exhibition, Beards: The Long and Short of It, the Morris Museum is pleased to announce that A Night of Bourbon and Bear…

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Morris Museum Announces New Program for Adults: Create a Livable Home at Any Age

Morristown, NJ -- This winter, the Morris Museum will hold an informative lecture on the benefits of aging in place. Join us for the first installment of the ASID Designer Series: Create a Livable Home at Any Age.Three professional designers, all mem…

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The Morris Museum Announces Mega Model Train Display Extended Through February 23, 2014

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that it will be extending the run of the Mega Model Train display through Sunday, February 23, 2014. Originally scheduled to come off view in January, the exhibition closing date has been push…

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Morris Museum Presents 'The Gypsy Spirit'

Morristown, NJ - Join us for a celebration of high-spirited folk and dance rhythms in a symphonic context by masterful composers from the heart of Europe. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Festival Orchestra will perform Th…

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Morris Museum Announces New Exhibition 'EGG-ZIBIT: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs'

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, EGG-ZIBIT: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs.EGG-ZIBIT is an engaging new exhibition for family audiences about the mysteries and marvels of the egg. …

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Morris Museum Launches New Exhibition Website

Jersey Rocks: A History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website, www.newjerseyrockandroll.org, based on the ground breaking 2011 exhibition Jersey Rocks: A …

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Say Goodnight, Gracie By Rupert Holmes at The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- This winter, the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is proud to present Say Goodnight, Gracie by Rupert Holmes.  Starring Joel Rooks as George Burns. Join us for a tender, funny, life-affirming love  story...a personal guided tou…

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Morris Museum Announces Lego Building Workshops January and February 2014

Morristown, NJ - This winter, children and families are invited to participate in four fun and educational LEGO Building Workshops at the Morris Museum. These programs are being offered in conjunction with the Morris Museum’s current exhibition The…

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Vacation Day Programming for Children - January 20 and February 17, 2014

Morristown, NJ - On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day, bring the kids to the Morris Museum for an afternoon of fun crafts and special exhibitions. Vacation Day Workshops Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 20, 12:00 – 2:00pm…

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Morris Museum Announces the Return of Mega Model Trains

Morristown, NJ - Join the Morris Museum as we celebrate the winter holiday season with the return of our Mega Model Trains. Railroad enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288 square foot interactive display.  New features include mo…

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Exhibition - Beards: The Long and Short of It

Morristown, NJ - This November, an exhibition that is sure to “grow” your appreciation of facial hair opens at the Morris Museum. Beards: The Long and Short of It.Featuring more than 100 objects, Beards: The Long and Short of It will explore menâ…

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Morris Museum Hosts Rock and Mineral Weekend

Morristown, NJ - Enjoy a rockin’ time at the Morris Museum! The annual Rock and Mineral Weekend. Presented by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society, the weekend event is FREE with Museum admission. Over Thanksgiving weekend, families are invited…

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The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Announces 'The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t'

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that a production of The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t. The Christmas That Almost Wasn't provides a special behind-the-scenes peek at the hustle, bustle, and near disasters of the Christmas …

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Vacation Days Programming for Children At the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ---Schools out at the end of the week! Come to the Morris Museum and enjoy an afternoon of engaging children’s theatre, fun crafts, and special exhibitions. In conjunction with the upcoming school vacation, a series of special perform…

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Morris Museum Announces Opening Reception for the Exhibition When Sandy Hit

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the opening reception for the exhibition When Sandy Hit: The Storm that Forever Changed New Jersey. A screening of From Splinters & Sand: Rebuilding Our Memories, Rebuilding the Jer…

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The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya At the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- This November, incredible LEGO sculptures created by Nathan Sawaya are returning to the Morris Museum for a new exhibition. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce the opening of The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya. While Sawaya’s art…

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Show - A Night of Laughter

Morristown, NJ - The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the Ivy League of Comedy will present A Night of Laughter at the Bickford Theatre. The Ivy League of Comedy is clean, smart stand-up comedy performed by America's top comics. Join us at …

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Halloween Spooktacular: Phantom of the Opera

Join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra at the Bickford Theatre as it brings to life in glorious symphonic splendor, the original 1925 movie Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney. Savor the silver screen's original Phantom experience as the Orches…

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Joseph F. Lamb: A Passion for Ragtime At the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ - A lecture entitled Joseph F. Lamb: A Passion for Ragtime will be held at the Morris Museum. During this informative seminar, author and musician Carol Binkowski will focus on the music and world of New Jersey composer Joseph Lamb (1…

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Wet & Wild: Contemporary Art Quilts from the Collection of John M. Walsh III At the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ---More than 25 spectacular quilts drawn from the collection of John M. Walsh III, one of the country’s pre-eminent private collectors, will be on view at the Morris Museum.  Wet & Wild:  Contemporary Art Quilts from…

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Morris Museum Announces 2013 Fall Art Exhibitions

Morristown, NJ---The Morris Museum is pleased to announce its schedule of new art exhibitions through December 2013. Wet & Wild:  Contemporary Art Quilts from the Collection of John M. Walsh IIISeptember 22 – December 8, 2013Featu…

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Children's Dance Audition for November Performances at the Morris Museum

Seeking Young Dancers Ages 6 to 9 with Good Ballet Technique to Participate in Rehearsals and PerformancesBallets with a Twist will hold a children’s audition at the Bickford Theatre inside the Morris Museum.Those auditioning should demonstrate…

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New Jersey Youth Theatre Performing at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre

New Jersey Youth Theatre (NJYT) has spent the 25 years producing and mounting professional-level musical theatre productions with casts consisting of children, teenagers, and young adults. In 1997, when the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) o…

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Announcing the 2013-2014 Main Stage Season at the The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre

Morristown, NJ -- The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Main Stage Season, which includes a world premiere and a New Jersey premiere. The 2013/2014 Main Stage Season at the Bickford Theatre will open with …

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Nunsense II at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre

Morristown, NJ---The hilarious second chapter in the series of hit musical comedies, Nunsense II: The Second Coming by Dan Goggin, will be the final production of the Bickford Theatre’s 2012/2013 season, once again starring Gwendolyn F. Jones a…

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In the Bank at the Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ---The Morris Museum will present In the Bank: Coin Banks from the Collection of Michael M. Horn, Esq. This exhibition features more than 150 objects, including children’s banks, mechanical banks, and bank books. An important form…

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Porgy and Bess’ Boykin Headlines Starry NJ Benefit

Tony and Grammy Award-nominee Phillip Boykin joins a slew of stars to salute a Century of Broadway Showstoppers in GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY! on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road…

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Exhibition - Mary Gill Scholarship

The Mary Gill Scholarship has been awarded to graduating seniors in Morris County for over thirty-six years. The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Gill, a former supervisor of art for Morris County. Her dedication and strong belief in arts educat…

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