(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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 .
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.