Morris Museum

Address

6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
County: Morris
www.morrismuseum.org

Contact

Ms. Maria Gatewood

Grant Amount

$50,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

To inspire and uplift the human spirit, the Morris Museum offers thought-provoking exhibitions that showcase our collection of more than 40,000 objects, provides extensive arts education programming, and presents exhilarating theatre and music performances. The Morris Museum is Morris County's premier center for art, culture, and history. Each year we engage approximately 400,000 individuals, reaching across generational, socio-economic, and ethnic spectrums.

Organization Background

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum engages a diverse community through thought provoking exhibitions, stimulating arts education programs, exciting family events, and exhilarating live theater. As the Museum embarks on its second century, we have renewed our commitment to serve as a vibrant cultural center bursting with art, theatre, and culture, connecting people to art, to each other and to new ideas. Through artistic excellence and innovation, we strive to create a more interactive, relevant and dynamic museum experience in a welcoming environment that inspires cultural engagement, lifelong learning and artistic expression.

As one of New Jersey's most dynamic cultural institutions, and the second largest museum in the state, the Morris Museum serves approximately 400,000 people annually, of which 200,000 are children. Audiences are drawn from fifteen counties throughout the State and reflect the socio-economic and ethnic spectrums that define northern and central New Jersey. Through enhanced visitor amenities and expanded community partnerships we are committed to making our resources accessible to people of all ages, interests, and abilities.

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.

The Morris Museum has been recognized as a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council of the Arts (NJSCA)/Department of State for seven years in a row and for six years has been awarded NJSCA's prestigious Citation of Excellence.

The Morris Museum team is led by Executive Director Linda Moore, who is committed to community engagement and has more than 12 years of museum management experience; Connie Read, Chief Financial Officer, who is adept at balancing cost containment with the need to make infrastructure improvements honed through more than 15 years of non-profit financial management; Maria Gatewood, Director of Advancement, who has over 20 years of experience in marketing and fund raising for the arts; and Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre who has more than 15 years experience in theatre production.

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