The Morse Museum of American Art is a 75-year old museum located in Winter Park FL. It is an exquisite, deep, and a rich collection of the works done by Louis Tiffany, an artist who lived between 1848 and 1933, and other American artists.
The Morse Museum was founded back on February 17th, 1942 by Jeannette McKean, the granddaughter of Charles Morse who named it after her grandfather. McKean, a great admirer of art and Louis Tiffany, opened the museum to collect the artist’s works and later expanded the collection to works from other artists. Previously, it was known as the as the Morse Gallery of Art. The museum was then relocated from the Rollins College and moved to its current, more spacious location in 1995.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Fl, is house to most of Louis Tiffany’s possessions. These include his works of art such as paintings, designer jewelry, pottery, and pieces of glass art. Other pieces include leaded-glass lamps and windows, and items from the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The museum also has objects of art, and pieces of architectural ingenious that remained after the Laurelton Hall, one of Tiffany’s estates, was burned to ruins in 1957. The founder, Jeannette McKean, included other great pieces of art such as a collection depicting the story of American art pottery, decorative art, graphics, and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. There are several artists credited with these masterpieces, including; William Morris, Louis Sullivan, Samuel F. Morse, Grant Wood and many others.
For art enthusiasts and visitors in Winter Park Fl, the Morse Museum of American Art is a must visit to get an experience of ancient marvels of art. The museum is open to the public six days a week all year round, excluding major public holidays. The hospitable staff at the museum will give you a comprehensive tour of all sections. There are also cell phone audio guides available. Other services include films, lectures, and gallery talks at no cost to the visitors, and the museum shop offers a great array of collections.