The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Vignette: Collectible Spoons from the Morse Collection

    Opens February 09, 2016

    In this vignette, the Morse showcases selections from more than 400 spoons collected by the Charles Hosmer Morse and Hugh F. McKean families. Dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, they include souvenir, commemorative, and antique spoons in a fascinating variety of designs. These objects were treasured by the Morses and McKeans for the same reasons spoons have been so avidly collected over the past three centuries—for their availability, affordability, charm, and memories.

  • Tiffany Art Glass from the Morse Collection

    Opens February 09, 2016

    Tiffany Studios was arguably the most accomplished maker of art glass in the world in its day and undoubtedly one of the best of all time. In his blown glass, introduced to the public in 1893, Louis Comfort Tiffany turned to sources that included antiquity, horticulture, rocks, the flow of lava, and, most of all, his powerful imagination. Through exploitation of chemistry, mechanics, and the logistics of production, he transformed his ideas into objects of astonishing variety, originality, and beauty. In this new installation, the Morse presents examples of Tiffany art glass that richly illustrate the artist’s mastery of this medium.