Rock Stars of the Romantic Era
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00pm
The Morris Museum is pleased to announce the return of Vladimir Zaitsev to the Bickford Theatre in a performance of Rock Stars of the Romantic Era on Sunday, March 9 at 2:00pm. Award-winning pianist Vladimir Zaitsev will use his versatile and charismatic talents to create a singular one-man show, in which the audience will be presented with dazzling pianism and delightful anecdotes about composers. The program will include the music of Chopin, Liszt and their American contemporary, L. M. Gottschalk.
A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Zaitsev has performed on three continents, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The New York Times has described the musician as “a splendid pianist… [Whose] interpretations are meticulously planned, then brilliantly executed.'' Zaitsev has numerous television and radio credits to his name and his solo repertoire includes works from the classical as well as from the popular culture.
Tickets are $30 for Members, $35 for Non-members, $28 for Groups (10 or more), and $20 for Students (18 and under or with valid college ID). Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is conveniently located within the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.
EGG-ZIBIT: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs
January 30 – April 20, 2014
The Morris Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, EGG-ZIBIT: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs, which will be on view from Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, April 20, 2014.
EGG-ZIBIT is an engaging new exhibition for family audiences about the mysteries and marvels of the egg. Including more than seventy-five incredible examples of this every-day object, this hands-on show is sure to delight viewers of all ages.
In the What is an Egg section, you can explore the science of eggs and their nutritional benefit. The Shape of Survival exhibit investigates the simplicity and strength of the egg shape. At the Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones display, you can learn about the different animals that come from eggs, as well as their various parenting behaviors. In addition, there are also significant displays celebrating eggs throughout the world in art, literature and holiday traditions. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will be invited to test their knowledge of eggs through games and quizzes.
In conjunction with EGG-ZIBIT, the Morris Museum has invited local artists and art students to decorate large wooden eggs. The completed works will be exhibited at cultural institutions throughout Morristown. Todd Doney, artist and County College of Morris Professor, will be creating one of these objects. Advanced Placement art students from Morris Hills Regional High School will be decorating several others.
The Morris Museum will offer a range of public programs in association with EGG-ZIBIT. For further information on any of these events, please contact our Education department at email@example.com
.Ukrainian Egg Decorating Demonstration
Through a partnership with the Somerset Ukrainian Cultural Center, the Museum will present demonstrations of pysanky decorating. Please note that this workshop involves live flame.Family Festival Day
Saturday, April 5
The Museum will dedicate its popular spring family festival to a Museum-wide celebration of the importance of eggs. Children and family visitors will engage in hands-on art and science activities including egg decorating, sculpting egg-laying animals, and more.
Morris Museum Launches New Exhibition Website
Jersey Rocks: A History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State
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 History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State.
The website explores the pivotal role played by the state of New Jersey in the development of Rock and Roll. The site includes major sections on the genre’s roots, rise, golden age, and evolution in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. Visitors will also find photographs of the exhibition, musical excerpts, quotes and quizzes. Additionally, three video components are also included on the website: a montage of performers, a video exploring the roots of Rock and Roll in New Jersey, and a trailer for the documentary The Last Bastions of Rock, written and directed by Fritch Clark.
Funding for the creation of the website was generously provided by a grant from the Morris County Heritage Commission.
“Through this online resource, the Morris Museum is thrilled to be able to make New Jersey’s contributions to the development and evolution of Rock and Roll accessible to a broad audience.” said Linda Moore, Executive Director of the Museum.
The Jersey Rocks: A History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State exhibition was organized by the Morris Museum and was on view from May 5 through September 14, 2011. The exhibition was conceived by Curator Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier with the assistance of Claudia Ocello, who served as the Project Coordinator.
Developed by Avion Technology, Inc., this is the first professionally designed site for the Museum. The production of the website was coordinated by Museum Partners Consulting, LLC.About the Morris Museum
Celebrating 100 years, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members and is free to the public every second and third Thursday of the month between 4:00 and 8:00pm. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org