Focus Exhibition: Tiffany Studios’ Daffodil Reading Lamp
Opens October 20, 2015
This exhibition will provide an in-depth examination of the Museum’s Daffodil Design reading lamp produced by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s company from about 1899 to 1905, including details of its inspiration, creation, and production. From the shape of its base to the decoration of the leaded-glass shade, the Daffodil lamp reveals much about the era. In tracking the lamp from its inception to its sale, our exhibit will also show the behind-the-scenes organization of artist, artisan, and business manager required to produce these iconic objects. This exhibition will be accompanied by a reinstallation of the Museum’s gallery featuring Tiffany lamps and lighting.
Vignette: Collectible Spoons from the Morse Collection
Opens February 09, 2016
In this vignette, the Morse presents selections from the more than 300 spoons collected by the Morse-McKean family. Dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, they include souvenir, commemorative, and antique spoons of all variety and shape. These objects were treasured by the Morses and McKeans for the same reasons spoons have been collected over the past three centuries, for their availability, affordability, charm, and memories.