Special Olympics and Pop-Up Exhibits Featuring Artists with Disabilities to Open 7/17 at Morris Museum

Special Olympics and Pop-Up Exhibits Featuring Artists with Disabilities to Open 7/17 at Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ -- On July 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM, the Morris Museum will host an Opening Reception in celebration of two incredible exhibitions.

Portrait of an Athlete: Special Olympics of New Jersey highlights the accomplishments of New Jersey Special Olympic Athletes through portraits by New Jersey photographer Pete Byron, which has travelled the state to capture the athletes during practice, competition, or just being themselves.

Also opening on July 17 is a Pop-Up exhibit that showcases fine art created by artists with disabilities. In the exhibition, the Morris Museum is honored to highlight artists from the JSDD's Wae Center, a holistic, creative arts learning center for people with disabilities. More than 24 works will be featured. The Opening Reception on July 17 is FREE and Open to the Public.

About the Morris Museum - Founded in 1913, 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.

Image credit: Untitled, Acrylic on canvas by Eva Han.