New Jersey Stage

Sunday, November 3, 2013

MORRIS MUSEUM PRESENTS: WHEN SANDY HIT: THE STORM THAT FOREVER CHANGED NEW JERSEY

(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 will be held on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00pm.


A screening of From Splinters & Sand: Rebuilding Our Memories, Rebuilding the Jersey Shore will be shown in the Bickford Theatre during the evening. This documentary, by longtime reporter Brian Donohue, explores the emotional attachment residents have to the Jersey Shore. In conversations with boardwalk business owners and homeowners, the filmmaker looks for clues as to how the shore might be rebuilt after the storm. Splinters & Sand is an extended mini-documentary length episode of the Ledger Live video webcast.

The program is being organized by Inside New Jersey, a Star Ledger publication, in celebration of the magazine's fifth anniversary. The exhibition is sponsored by Bank of America. 

"This exhibit showcases the strength and resilience of our communities," said Bob Doherty, New Jersey president, Bank of America. "As the state rebuilds and recovers, When Sandy Hit provides inspiration and hope to those affected."

Also during the evening, a media presentation of the winning photographs of the Star Ledger's amateur Super Storm Sandy photography contest will be on view at the Museum. Copies of the exhibition catalogue, When Sandy Hit, will be available for sale in the Museum Shop. In addition, food and refreshments will be provided.

About the Exhibition
When Sandy Hit: The Storm That Forever Changed New Jersey presents the work of Star-Ledger photographers who fought through floods, power outages, and their own personal losses to portray New Jersey during and after Super Storm Sandy. Including more than twenty-five incredible photographs, this exhibition document the survival, resilience and rebuilding of New Jersey. When Sandy Hit: The Storm That Forever Changed New Jersey is on view at the Morris Museum through January 20, 2014. The exhibition is sponsored by Bank of America.


About the Exhibition Catalogue
In conjunction with the exhibition, a 208 page catalogue entitled When Sandy Hit: The Storm That Forever Changed New Jersey is being published by Pediment Publishing. The book is available for sale in the Morris Museum's shop for $42.75.


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 .


Photo: Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger. The sun rises behind the Jet Star roller coaster as it sits in the ocean at the end of the badly damaged Casino Pier. Seaside Heights 5/13/13.