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Volunteer Programs

2018–2019

       
Morse Mondays
Special Exhibition Training
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
       

Morse Mondays

Explore a variety of topics related to the Museum’s collection and its time period at Morse Mondays this year.  The information provided during these sessions is essential for the Museum’s docent corps, but all members are welcome for these informative talks, films, and videos.  Programs are held the last Monday of the month in October, November, February, March, and April, and the last Tuesday in January. 

The programs begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum).

Monday, October 29

Film:  The Gilded Age: Gilded is not Golden
Lecture:  Gilded Age Fashion
MacKenzie Moon Ryan, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, Rollins College

Monday, November 26

Film:  Continuation of The Gilded Age: Gilded is not Golden
Lecture:  Excess and Deprivation: Americans in the Gilded Age
Claire Strom, Rapetti-Trunzo Chair of History, Department of History, Rollins College

Tuesday, January 29

Lecture:  Tiffany’s Parakeets—A Biography of a Window
Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Monday, February 25

Films:  Truth, Beauty, Power: A Short Film About Christopher Dresser and Dr. Christopher Dresser—Fitness for a Purpose
Lecture:  Christopher Dresser: Designing the Industrial Revolution
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, March 25

Film:  Smart Secrets of Great Paintings—The Artist’s Studio (1855) by Gustav Courbet
Lecture:  Jean Francois Millet:  Where Have All the Peasants Gone?
Laurence J. Ruggiero, Director

Monday, April 29

Lecture:  Artist, Inventor, Activist: Laura Anne Fry and the American Art Pottery Movement
Laura F. Fry (great-great-niece of the artist), Senior Curator and Curator of Art, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Special Exhibition Training

Learn about this season’s new exhibitions and installations. All docents and docent trainees should meet in the McKean Pavilion at 9:45 am on the following dates:

Monday, October 15

Docent training for Earth into Art—The Flowering of American Art Pottery and Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau galleries.

Monday, February 11

Docent training for Iridescence in Glass and Pottery—A Celebration and Charles Hosmer Morse’s Arts and Crafts Study at Osceola Lodge.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

The following is a big event during our calendar year. To find out more, call the Programs Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 102.

40th Annual Christmas in the Park
Docents are needed to help explain the windows displayed, and other volunteers are needed as hosts at the reception at the McKean Pavilion preceding the event. Christmas in the Park is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm in Winter Park’s Central Park.

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Window
  • Window, c. 1890
  • Probably Michael Jenkins house, Baltimore, c. 1890–present
    Hollyhocks
  • Leaded glass
  • John La Farge, American, 1835–1910
  • (GL-009-74)
Member Programs at the Morse Museum of American Art

Member Programs

Morse Museum members are provided with opportunities throughout the year to preview new exhibitions, socialize with other members, see art beyond Winter Park’s borders, and hear from the Museum’s leadership about Morse activities. Also, on five days during the year, the Morse doubles the member discount in the Museum Shop as a show of appreciation. To view Morse programs and events by month, click here for the Museum’s online calendar.

2018–2019

Events

Fall Museum Reception

Monday, October 15, 2018
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Earth into Art: The Flowering of American Art Pottery.

Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 6, 2018
5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Holiday reception for members prior to Christmas in the Park in downtown Winter Park. The reception is held in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, just behind the Museum.

Winter Reception

Monday, February 11, 2019
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Iridescence in Glass and Pottery—A Celebration and the vignette Charles Hosmer Morse’s Arts and Crafts Study at Osceola Lodge.

Trips

Orlando / Winter Park Art Trip

Monday, January 14, 2019

Join us for a members-only day trip in Central Florida.  In the morning, tour the printing studio Flying Horse Editions at the University of Central Florida in downtown Orlando. In the afternoon, tour Rifle Paper Company, a stationery boutique and design studio headquartered in Winter Park. Cost is $80, with a $40 nonrefundable deposit. Lunch and transportation will be included. Reservations will be taken beginning November 5. Please call (407) 645-5311, extension 102.     

Insider Luncheons

Insider Luncheons bring members together in an informal social setting, providing them with an opportunity to meet staff, view art objects, and receive exclusive updates on the Museum’s activities and plans. $20. Reservations required. Call Membership Services at (407) 645-5311, extension 102, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The luncheons are held in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion beginning at 11:45 am on the following Tuesdays:

October 30, 2018

February 5, 2019

April 9, 2019

August 20, 2019


Member Appreciation Days

Take 20 percent off your purchase in the Museum Shop on select Tuesdays. (Sale merchandise excluded.)

October 30, 2018

December 11, 2018

February 5, 2019

April 9, 2019

August 20, 2019


Morse Mondays

Morse Monday programs, essential for the Museum’s docent corps but open to members, explore a variety of topics related to the Museum’s collection, its time period, and art in general. The programs begin at 9:45 am in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum), on the last Monday of the month in October, November, February, March, and April, and the last Tuesday in January. 

Click here for this season’s dates and topics.
     
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Inside the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion
  • Inside the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, Winter Park.
Volunteer Opportunities, the Morse Museum, Orlando, Florida

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Morse Museum play an important role in the daily operation of the Museum. They not only represent the Morse Museum’s collection but also the legacy of Hugh and Jeannette McKean. The most lasting impression that Museum visitors take away with them may be their experience with a volunteer. Volunteers at the Morse serve as tour guides or docents in our galleries and assistants at various Museum receptions and community events.

Docents

Docents conduct pre-arranged highlight tours for groups of all ages and also lead impromptu tours for groups of all ages during Museum hours. The Morse Museum staff provides orientation and training for all new docents. The Museum regularly offers all volunteers continuing education opportunities through such programs as Morse Monday.

2018–2019 Volunteer Programs

Vase
  • Vase, c. 1914
  • Lava
  • Blown glass
  • Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
  • (65-029)