New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage on social media

NOTE: NJ Stage is not affiliated with this event. For ticket info, please contact the venue directly.

The Morris Museum Brings Back
Exhibition On Screen series

originally published: 12/06/2018

The Morris Museum Brings Back Exhibition On Screen series

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Morris Museum brings back a film series from Exhibition on Screen beginning on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 with the feature film Degas: A Passion for Perfection.  Two additional films will also be shown: Young Picasso, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and Rembrandt on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  All films will be screened at 7:30pm in the Bickford Theatre.  

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN (EOS) has been bringing exhibition-based art films to audiences across the globe since 2011. They work with major museum and galleries to launch films which provide an immerse experience in the world’s greatest art, while providing insights from major art critics and historians.  Providing access to the world’s greatest art and artistic institutions, each film offers a cinematic journey into the personal and creative lives of history’s best-loved artists. Since being launched in 2011 by filmmaker Phil Grabsky, EOS has released 19 films which have been shown in more than 60 countries across the globe. 

These films at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre will reveal the story behind Degas’ obsessive pursuit for perfection; how Picasso’s lesser-known early years shaped his rise to international fame; and honor the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.

“My team and I are delighted to give viewers behind-the-scenes access to some of the world’s greatest galleries and museums and to tell the stories of history’s most influential artists. I hope these three films inspire viewers to continue discovering the lives of artists who have shaped our cultural heritage, and will continue to do so for many years to come,” states Phil Grabsky, Executive Producer and director of EOS.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – Degas: A Passion for Perfection This film journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of Paris. It tells the fascinating story of Degas’ obsessive pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a darker truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. Directed by David Bikerstaff, this film runs 85 minutes.  

The article continues after this ad


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – Young Picasso Many films have dealt with Picasso’s later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. Somewhat overlooked, this film looks at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. The film explores the influence of each on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, which Picasso painted at 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights. Directed by  Phil Grabsky, this film runs 85 minutes. 

Wednesday, April  10, 2019 – Rembrandt This film marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death, and explores the major show of the artist’s works hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Rembrandt’s life story is interwoven throughout, alongside behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend. Directed by Kat Mansoor, this film runs 90 minutes.

Tickets: Museum Members: $12; Non-Members: $15; Students with valid ID: $10  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 973.971.3706. To become a Member, and attend this film series at a discounted rate, visit,email, or call 973.971.3721.  

The Morris Museum is hosting several other curated film series this season including Inside Cinema, Real to Reel, and the Black Maria Film Festival.  Visit to get further details on all film offerings.

PHOTO: Degas: A Passion for Perfection, Fitzwilliam Museum © EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Photo by David Bickerstaff.

More Articles You Might Like

NJPAC Presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert With The NJSO
NJPAC Presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert With The NJSO
A Look at New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2019
A Look at New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2019
A Look At the Free Summer Movie Series for 2019 at State Theatre New Jersey
A Look At the Free Summer Movie Series for 2019 at State Theatre New Jersey
Getting Over
Getting Over
REVIEW: "Under The Silver Lake"
REVIEW: "Under The Silver Lake"
REVIEW: "Dogman"
REVIEW: "Dogman"

Event calendar
Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Damien Jurado with Anna St. Louis @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 7:30pm


Heisenberg @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

The 14th Annual Basie Awards @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:00pm

View all events


For more on our awards, click here

New Jersey Stage © 2019 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 (732) 280-7625 |

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.