Exhibits at the Library

Current Exhibits

Laurie Harden – “On the Verge”

A One-Woman Exhibition by New Jersey artist Laurie Harden is on view at the Morris County Library for the month of October 2019. The Show, “On the Verge”, features 38 of Ms. Harden’s oil paintings.

Ms. Harden is a freelance artist, illustrator, and art teacher and has received numerous awards for her work. She has shown widely throughout N.J. and N.Y.C. Her work is represented by the Swain Gallery in Plainfield, and the Gallery at River’s Edge in Denville, N.J. Her oil paintings are in the collections of The National Institute of Health, Sloan Kettering Hospital, Saint Barnabus Hospital, the late Governor of N.J., Brendan Byrne, and the late Prime Minister of Japan, Kenzio Obachi.

Ms. Harden’s interest in portraying people in their many moods and daily concerns is evident in many of the displayed works. She also strives to capture the beauty found in the landscape around her.

How to Exhibit at the Library

Why exhibit at MCL?
To expand membership in your organization, increase awareness about an important subject, share your collection with other people who share your interests or celebrate a particular event, holiday or anniversary.

What are MCL exhibits about?
We’ve shown all kinds of things! Rock and roll of the 1950s; history of bubble gum; an outstanding doll collection; service history of the USS New Jersey; musical instruments of the world; work of a local Chinese painting group and editorial and political cartooning.

Who exhibits at MCL?
Public and private institutions, collectors, corporations, historical societies, special interest groups, painters, sculptors, photographers or anyone with a shared interest. MCL hosts local juried art shows (Volunteers for Morris County, Roxbury Art Association &c.).

Where are exhibits displayed?
Our primary gallery runs the length of our 1st floor renovated brick building face. The gallery is roofed with skylights, so is airy, light and feels spacious. There are also elevated gallery views from the stairwell landing, up to the second floor, and a second floor overlook through a large window. Additional exhibit space is available on the 2nd floor, near the computers & periodicals area. Display case is located in the first floor lobby.

How do I contact MCL?
Contact our exhibit staff (973-285-6966) to discuss a possible show at the library.

Exhibit policy & application
NOTE: signed application is required before we can accept items.

When can I exhibit at MCL?
Exhibits are generally scheduled eight months to a year in advance. Scheduling hinges on several factors including the type of exhibit, local and annual events, celebratory months and national holidays.

Can I host a reception for my showing?
Yes! You can reserve either the large or small meeting rooms on the first floor for your event. Library will advertise your reception. You are responsible for room set up and refreshments. Please ask your guests to keep their food & beverages in the room.