Morven Museum & Garden

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

Upcoming Exhibitions


Image credit:  The Eureka Club of Newark, New Jersey's first prominent base ball team . Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society.

Image credit: The Eureka Club of Newark, New Jersey's first prominent base ball team. Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society.

 

From the Cradle to the Major Leagues: New Jersey Baseball 1855-1915

Opens June 7, 2019

Beginning in June of 2019, Morven Museum & Garden will host an exhibit on New Jersey baseball, 1855-1915 that will tell the story of the state’s important role in the history of early organized baseball through artifacts, text, images and other visuals. The exhibit will describe the nature of the first New Jersey baseball clubs, the differences between 19th century baseball and the modern game, and cover areas of special interest such as the African-American experience and women’s participation.


Grouse,  1885. Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856–1915), oil on canvas. Private Collection.

Grouse, 1885. Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856–1915), oil on canvas. Private Collection.

 

In Nature's Realm: The New Jersey Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh

Opens May 29, 2020

In line with its mission of celebrating the art of New Jersey, Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present the first exhibition examining the work of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856–1915). Born in New Brunswick, the great-great-grandson of Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736–1790), the first president of Queens College (Rutgers University), Hardenbergh was a self-taught artist and ornithologist.