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Volunteer Programs

2016–2017

       
Morse Mondays
Special Exhibition Training
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
       

Morse Mondays

Morse Monday programs, open to all 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.

Monday, October 31

Lecture
Intimate Blending: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Guest Speaker
Reading Modernism in the Work of British and American Artists, 1900–1945: The Ashcan School, The Bloomsbury Group, and Beyond
Amy Galpin, Ph.D., Curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida

Monday, November 28

Early Cinema and Art
Screening of Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies: A Movie about Picasso, Braque, Cubism & Early Cinema (60 minutes) and The Beggar Maid (20 minutes), filmed in 1921 on Louis Comfort Tiffany’s the Long Island estate Laurelton Hall.

Monday, January 30

Lecture
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Mosaic Trail
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Guest Speaker
Exploring the Creative Legacy: The Wyeth Family in Maine
David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education and Outreach, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando

Monday, February 27

Guest Speaker
The Legacy of Jeannette and Hugh McKean: A Personal Perspective
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, The Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Monday, March 27

Lecture
History of Glass
Betsy Peters, Curator of Education

Film
Glass: How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson (56 minutes)

Monday, April 24

Film
Heart, Eye & Hand: The Process of Etching (13 minutes).

Guest Artist
Molly Kempson, Printmaker and Artist-in-Residence, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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Special Exhibition Training

Learn about this season’s new installations. All docents and docents-in-training should meet in the McKean Pavilion at 9:45 am on the following dates for training by the Morse staff:

Monday, October 17

Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum

Monday, February 13

New Installation of Gallery XIII: Art Nouveau

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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.

38th 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 1, from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm in Winter Park’s Central Park.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Museum volunteers work with staff to help children complete an art activity at our tent in the Children’s Workshop Village at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. During the three-day festival, the Morse will have its workshop open on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18.

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Vase
  • Vase, c. 1904
  • Blown glass
  • Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
  • (54-021)
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.

2016–2017

Events

Fall Museum Reception

Monday, October 17, 2016
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse.

Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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.

75th Anniversary Reception

Friday, February 17, 2017
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

A public celebration with champagne and live music on the date the Museum opened its doors in 1942.

Trips

Jacksonville Art Trip

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A members-only day trip to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville for a guided tour of the exhibition Academic Splendor—Nineteenth-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art and lunch at the Cummer Café.  In the afternoon, enjoy a special tour of Jacksonville’s CoRK Arts District, more than 80,000 square feet of space dedicated to artists’ studios and galleries and located just minutes away from the Cummer. Cost is $85 with a $40 non-refundable deposit. Reservations will be taken beginning December 1. 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 15, 2016

February 7, 2017

April 11, 2017

August 22, 2017


Member Appreciation Days

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

November 15, 2016

December 13, 2016

February 7, 2017

April 11, 2017

August 22, 2017


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.

2016–2017 Volunteer Programs

<em>Peonies and Iris</em>
  • Peonies and Iris, 1915
  • Art gallery, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
  • Oil on canvas
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, 1848–1933
  • (62-027)