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Volunteer Programs

2017–2018

       
Morse Mondays
Special Exhibition Training
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
       

Morse Mondays

The Museum will present its docent training course in this season’s Morse Monday programs, providing core information about American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany and other late 19th- and early 20th-century artists represented at the Morse. In six sessions from October through April, we will cover Tiffany’s life and career. Each session will include a review of related works in the collection. Our knowledge of the collection is always increasing, and we want all volunteers to receive these updates Docents-in-training must attend all sessions before they can move forward with their instruction. Active docents who have attended all sessions are given priority on the tour schedule.  All members of the Museum are welcome to join us for these informational and educational meetings held the last Monday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April. 

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 30

Introduction to the Museum’s Collection and Tiffany’s Formative Early Years: 1848 to 1878
Betsy Peters, Director of Programs

Monday, November 27

Tiffany as a Leading American Decorator: 1879 to 1887
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, January 29

Tiffany’s Artistic Maturity: 1888 to 1900
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, February 26

Tiffany’s Commercial Success and Laurelton Hall: 1901 to 1915
Betsy Peters, Director of Programs

Monday, March 26

Tiffany’s Quest of Beauty: 1916 to 1933
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, April 30

Tiffany Epilogue: 1933 to present
Betsy Peters, Director of Programs.

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Special Exhibition Training

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

Monday, October 16

Docent training for Tiffany Studios Designs and Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper.

Monday, January 15

Docent training for Landscape in 19th-century America and The Domes of the Yosemite.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

The following are big events during our calendar year. To find out more, call the Education Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 111.

39th 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 7, 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.

2017–2018

Events

Fall Museum Reception

Monday, October 16, 2017
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper and Tiffany Studios Designs.

Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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 12, 2018
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of the Albert Bierstadt painting The Domes of The Yosemite.

Trips

Vero Beach/Melbourne Art Trip

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Join us for a members-only day trip to the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Preston Glass Studios in Melbourne. At the museum, take a guided tour of the exhibitions Masters of American Photography and DeWitt Boutelle after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life from the Manoogian Collection and lunch at the Museum Café. In the afternoon, tour Preston Glass Studios, which has been making original stained-glass artwork for more than 40 years. Cost is $80, with a $40 non-refundable deposit. Reservations will be taken beginning October 2. Please call (407) 645-5311, extension 136.

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 e-mail .(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:

November 7, 2017

February 6, 2018

April 10, 2018

August 21, 2018


Member Appreciation Days

Take 20 percent off your purchase in the Museum Shop on select Tuesdays:

November 7, 2017

December 12, 2017

February 6, 2018

April 10, 2018

August 21, 2018


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, January, February, March, and April.

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.

2017–2018 Volunteer Programs

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