25 October 2016

Morse and Tiffany

A few days ago, the mail included a card for the November 16th lecture at the Cooper-Hewitt by Ben Macklowe entitled "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist & Innovator." It's the Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design Lecture. The Morses support a variety of arts organizations in the greater New York City area, including up to Yale. They don't seem to be related to Charles Hosmer Morse.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, has one of the most extensive collections of Tiffany works as well as the Tiffany Chapel from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and remnants of Tiffany's house on Long Island, Laurelton Hall. The Morse Museum was founded in 1942 by his granddaughter, Jeannette Genius McKean, and her husband, Hugh F. McKean.
Tiffany Chapel


bklynbiblio said...

The first time I went to the Morse Museum in Winter Park, I was just astounded that this beautiful collection was smack dab in the middle of Florida.

Sherman Clarke said...

I visited the day after ALA in June, via rental car. I also stopped at the Orlando Museum of Art before heading to the airport. Winter Park and the OMA area were such a relief after too many days in the convention center neighborhood. At least our hotel was near the convention center and I finally discovered that cluster of restaurants to the North, within walking distance. I very much enjoyed that you could walk about in Winter Park and look at Tiffany stuff among other things.