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Morven Museum and Garden

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55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
609.924.8144 https://morven.org/

March 2019

Still Life Stew Storytime at Morven

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$3 – $10

Vegetables can be a feast for the eyes and the tummy when they go from art to dinner! Helena Clare Pittman and Victoria Raymond’s picture book and Morven’s Masters of Illusion exhibition will inspire young artists as they hear the story read by Morven’s Curator of Education, view some pieces in the exhibition, and then create their own still life watercolor paintings. Children will take home their paintings and stew recipe.

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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Homage

March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Morven welcomes the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra for a Salon afternoon featuring a musical mix of contemporary and traditional classical works reflecting, or honoring, earlier compositions.  This first-time chamber orchestra event in Morven’s Stockton Education Center provides an intimate, informal Salon tradition of music, conversation, and light refreshments. Composers on the program include Timo Andres, William Bolcon, Christopher Rouse, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Artistic Director Mark Hyczko provides a lively, informative, and fun introduction to each of these works.

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April 2019

Tear/Tour/Talk: Vegetable and Flower Recommendations

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$18 – $27

Museum Tour available at 11:00 a.m. or Noon Tea at 1:00 p.m., Additional fee and pre-registration required for Tea Reservations required for tea and may be made by calling 609.924.8144 ext. 103 April’s Tea/Tour/Talk presentation features Morven’s Horticulturist Pam Ruch who has been quoted as saying “Never ask a gardener for her favorite plant. Favorites change constantly.” However, on April 10 Pam shares her current list of “winners” vegetables and flowers that local gardeners should plan on enjoying this year.…

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Architectural Drawing & Painting for Adults at Morven

April 11 @ 10:00 am - May 16 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$195 – $220

Join local artist and published illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo on a guided exploration of Morven interiors and exteriors. Explore the historical architecture of this Princeton landmark using a variety of media, including pencil, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and gouache. Please bring basic drawing and painting supplies to the first class, including pencils (include H & B pencils), a basic watercolor set (we recommend Winsor & Newton), sketch book and/or watercolor book (90 lb or 140 lb weight), as well as any other…

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Illustrated lecture with trompe loeil artist Gary Erbe

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10 – $15

Join Morven for an illustrated lecture by renowned trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe, Q&A, and book signing of Erbe’s collectible "Footprints: The Art and Life of Gary Erbe".  Footprints is available for purchase and signing separately. Ticket includes admission to museum galleries on Saturday, April 13.

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Hands Up! For Storytime

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

Breanna J. McDaniel’s triumphant picture book Hands Up! recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl's everyday life--hands up for a hug, hands up in class, hands up for a high five--before culminating in a moment of resistance and strength at a protest march.  Join us in remembering the 56th anniversary of the week when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated for protesting against segregation. We will create a multicolored paper…

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May 2019

Morven in May

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 5, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$5

Morven in May is a garden-themed weekend to enjoy with friends: shop craft vendors, watch garden and craft demonstrations, and peruse unusual plants, all while supporting the national historic landmark. The first full weekend in May 3 - 5 2019 Preview Party: Friday, May 3 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Members Only Plant Sale: Friday, May 3 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Friends of Morven get first pick and save 10% all weekend ! Plant and Craft Sale: Saturday,…

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Painted Out Princeton at Morven in May

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 5, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Morven is delighted to once again collaborate with the Arts Council of Princeton to bring its Paint Out Princeton plein air art program to our historic grounds and blooming garden. Discover the endless possibilities in capturing the spirit and essence of this historic site. The mansion, former residence of New Jersey’s Governors and 18th-century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, has an impressive façade and wonderful architectural details. The Courtyard offers views of the mansion,…

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June 2019

Talking Baseball with Bob Ryan & Art Shamsky moderated by Bill Glovin

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$15 – $20

​‘69 Mets World Series winning baseball star Art Shamsky and ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” celebrity journalist Bob Ryan share professional baseball highlights and insights with noted New Jersey sportswriter Bill Glovin. Q&A and book signings follow discussion. Ryan and Shamsky’s books available for purchase and signing separately following discussion. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: 5:45 p.m. doors open to the Mansion  for exclusive meet and greet wine reception with Bob Ryan & Art Shamsky: $100 per person, includes access to the exhibition, light fare,…

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August 2019

Camp Morven – Teen Arts Studio: Botanical Art and Architecture

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 9, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$350 – $375

This full-day camp will take place at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton where students will be dropped off and picked up. Students will explore botanical art and watercolor through Morven’s well known historic gardens, including colonial revival and kitchen gardens, as well as the great lawn. Campers will spend the day outdoors among the plants and flowers and observe nature at its finest. Then, using pencil and watercolor, develop artistic skills to create botanical compositions and a summer sketchbook.…

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Camp Morven – Art of Nature

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 16, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$350 – $375

Morven Museum’s gardens are a natural space where campers can run, play, dance, sing, squeal, shout or be silent. Using various media, campers will paint or create the creatures, birds, trees, flowers and grasses which are all around them.

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Camp Morven – Art of Sports

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$350 – $375

Take me out to the ball game! New Jersey was home to many “firsts” in the history of the game of baseball and during the summer of 2018, Morven’s campers will be inspired to create a variety of artwork from posters to baseball cards to objects and artifacts including, perhaps, a recreation of a vintage game!

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Encampment at Camp Morven: The Art of the American Revolution

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 30, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$350 – $375

Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, led the French expeditionary forces through Princeton in August 1781 to help the Continental Army capture Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Marching from Phillipsburg, NY, across New Jersey on separate routes, the allied forces united just north of Princeton, followed by the encampment of Rochambeau’s army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven on August 29-31, 1781.  To commemorate we will spend the week on the site of Rochambeau’s encampment focusing on…

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Sat 23

Gifts from the Sea – exhibit of photographs and poetry

March 10 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Sat 23

Barbara Wells Studio®️ Trunk Show

March 22 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:30 pm
Sat 23

Thirsty Thursdays: Miss Pumpkin’s Variety Show

March 22 @ 9:00 pm - March 23 @ 9:00 pm
Sat 23

Screening of ‘The Jesus Film’

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 23

Mary Poppins Purim at The Jewish Center

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm