Morse Museum of American Art – Winter Park

The Morse museum houses an important collection of American art pottery and representative collections of nineteenth and twentieth century American paintings and decorative art.  However, it is more popularly know for it’s Tiffany collection – Louis Tiffany that is.  Said to be the most comprehensive in the world, the collection includes leaded glass windows, blown glass, lamps, pottery, paintings, jewellery and enamel work.

The 1932 Tiffany Chapel is absolutely impressive and the experience is stunning.

Being from Yorkshire in the UK (renown for being thrifty!) we visited during the winter on a Friday evening.  November through April, the Museum provides free admission every Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with live music from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on select Friday nights, including every Friday evening throughout the holidays: November 29 through December 27. The schedule also includes occasional art demonstrations and family tours.  That said normal Adult admission is only $5, Seniors $4, Students $1 and children under 12 get free admission.

If you happen to be in town on the first Thursday of December, don’t miss the Morse Museum holiday season launch in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Brass Ensemble in concert. 

The last thing I’d mention is that the Museum’s galleries are kept at 68 degrees.  This will seem cool after the Floridian climate so you may want to bring a cardigan or light jacket.

Go to http://www.morsemuseum.org for more information.Image

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