Exciting Things Brewing at the Morgan

We have exciting events coming to the Morgan this summer. First among them is the return of our Open House! Prior to the pandemic, our open houses would bring the community together, sharing our studios and history of papermaking and The Morgan. We had such a ball during the return of our Open House May 14. In conjunction with this […]

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Introspection/Retrospection at the Morgan Conservatory

This year marks the tenth annual National Juried Exhibition at The Morgan Conservatory, which celebrates the paper arts. This year’s show was juried by Sienna Brown, curator at the Cleveland Clinic, and Jared Ledesma, senior curator at the Akron Art Museum. Through the theme of Introspection/Retrospection, several works draw inspiration from the periods of isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Opportunity for Excellence, at the Morgan

The invention of paper was a catalyst to the surge of education and development of art around the world. For the past 2000 years, paper has evolved in a multitude of directions, many directly connected to our daily lives. Here at the Morgan Conservatory, we not only preserve the authentic techniques of papermaking, but celebrate the work artists are making […]

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Balbo Searches for A Second Moon at the Morgan

The Moon has captivated people for centuries, as myths pertaining to the celestial body are found in every culture. It continued to capture the imagination of nations during the space race and Moon landings of last century and remains both a scientific, astrological, and artistic point of inspiration. This is the case for Tom Balbo in his exhibition, In Search […]

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Searing Text, Raw Material: The Morgan Conservatory National Juried Show

The National Juried Show at the Morgan Conservatory annually impresses by showing the possibilities of paper as a material. That’s true once again in the 2021 version, curated by SPACES executive director Tizziana Baldenebro and University of Akron director of galleries Arnold Tunstall. But this year the exploration of materiality is bolstered by a strong component of text—searing text. In one […]

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Handmade Paper Production

Handmade paper production is a time-consuming and delicate process. It requires patience, practice, understanding of chemistry, proficient color mixing, development of well-tried recipes, great intuition, and a bit of good luck in order to acheive consistent thickness and color of paper. The Morgan is the only non-profit organization in the US producing a large volume of handmade paper for sale […]

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