The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art


Calendar for February 19, 2013

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • Member Appreciation Days

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Members receive 20 percent off purchases in the Museum Shop on select Tuesdays.

  • Curator Tour

    11:00 am - 11:45 am

    Join Morse Museum curator Donna Climenhage for a 45-minute tour of the new Tiffany wing galleries. Free with Museum admission; no reservations required.

  • Insider Luncheon

    11:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Catered lunch and program for members about the latest events at the Morse. Luncheons are held in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, behind the Museum, and reservations are required. $15.

  • Curator Tour

    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

    Join Morse Museum curator Donna Climenhage for a 45-minute tour of the new Tiffany wing galleries. Free with Museum admission; no reservations required.



ON EXHIBIT

  • Vignette: The Art of Fountain Pens

    Before the electronic stylus and tablet, before the laser printer, before fiber- and ceramic-tipped pens and even before the ballpoint, fountain pens were everyone’s writing instrument. Developed in the late 19th century, fountain pens—the kind filled from a bottle of ink—were ingenious, often beautifully designed and handcrafted, and ubiquitous until the 1970s. Today, though still used by a few, they are collected and cherished as little works of art. In this vignette, the Morse presents a gift to the collection of fountain pens dating from 1875 to 1975, giving these beautiful, functional objects much-deserved attention.

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  • Focus Exhibition: Lockwood De Forest’s The Wreck

    The Wreck, an 1880 oil painting by American artist and decorator Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932), depicts five Bedouins riding their camels across a distant horizon and in the foreground, the skeletal remains of a camel—the wreck of the painting’s title. A recent bequest from the estate of de Forest’s great-granddaughter, this 36-by-48-inch Orientalist picture is on view for the first time after extensive conservation.

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Hours

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Tuesday-Saturday

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sundays

Closed Monday

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9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday

9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
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1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sundays
Closed Monday
and major holidays