The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art


Lectures and Talks

Each year, the Morse invites recognized scholars in the field of late 19th and early 20th century art to speak on topics related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Admission to these lectures and talks is free. Programs take place in the McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum), unless otherwise noted. Please see the detailed listings below for dates and times.

  • A is for Aestheticism: Reading Politics in the Art of Walter Crane

    April 09, 2014
    2:30 pm

    Morna Elizabeth O’Neill
    Assistant Professor of 18th- and 19th-Century European Art
    Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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    A is for Aestheticism: Reading Politics in the Art of Walter Crane
  • Pens: A Very Personal Passion

    February 19, 2014
    1:30 pm

    Geoffrey S. Parker
    Parker Pens Company
    Janesville, Wisconsin
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    Pens: A Very Personal Passion
  • Italian Art Nouveau: A Material Culture of Modernity and Nostalgia

    January 22, 2014
    1:30 pm

    Wendy J. Kaplan
    Department Head and Curator
    Decorative Arts and Design, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Los Angeles, California
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    Italian Art Nouveau: A Material Culture of Modernity and Nostalgia
  • Orientalism, American Style

    April 17, 2013
    2:30 pm

    Holly Edwards
    Senior Lecturer
    Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
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    Orientalism, American Style
  • Gilded Age Design: Excess and Reform

    March 12, 2013
    3:00 pm

    Richard Guy Wilson
    Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
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    Gilded Age Design: Excess and Reform
  • Appreciating Tiffany as Tiffany Values Appreciate

    March 07, 2013
    6:30 pm

    2013 HUGH F. MCKEAN PUBLIC LECTURE
    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, Winter Park
    Arlie Sulka
    Owner and Managing Director of Lillian Nassau LLC, New York City
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    Appreciating Tiffany as Tiffany Values Appreciate
  • Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau from the Morse Collection

    February 13, 2013
    1:30 pm

    Jennifer Perry Thalheimer
    Curator and Collection Manager
    Morse Museum, Winter Park, Florida
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    Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau from the Morse Collection
  • Paris 1900: Art Nouveau and the International Exposition

    January 30, 2013
    1:30 pm

    Amy F. Ogata
    Associate Professor
    Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York City
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    Paris 1900: Art Nouveau and the International Exposition
  • Priceless: How One FBI Agent Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures

    May 10, 2012
    8:30 pm

    Robert K. Wittman
    2012 Hugh F. McKean Public Lecture
    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College
    Art security, protection, and recovery specialist
    Former art crime investigator for the FBI
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Priceless: How One FBI Agent Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures
  • Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall: A Mystical Encounter

    March 28, 2012
    3:30 pm

    Richard Guy Wilson
    Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville
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    Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall: A Mystical Encounter
  • Laurelton Hall: A Museum of Tiffany’s Own

    February 22, 2012
    2:30 pm

    Martin Eidelberg
    Author and Professor Emeritus of Art History
    Rutgers University, New Jersey
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    Laurelton Hall: A Museum of Tiffany’s Own
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate

    January 25, 2012
    2:30 pm

    Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen
    Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
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    Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate
  • Lockwood de Forest—Bringing India to America in the Gilded Age

    March 17, 2010
    7:30 pm

    Roberta A. Mayer
    Decorative Arts scholar
    Newtown, Pennsylvania

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    Lockwood de Forest—Bringing India to America in the Gilded Age
  • The ‘Japan Craze’ on Paper—Japonisme in American Graphic Art, 1880–1920

    January 20, 2010
    1:30 pm

    Karen A. Sherry
    Assistant Curator of American Art
    Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
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    The ‘Japan Craze’ on Paper—Japonisme in American Graphic Art, 1880–1920
  • From Amsterdam and 104th to Christmas in the Park—A History of the Association Home’s Tiffany windows

    November 18, 2009
    1:30 pm

    Patricia Pongracz Spicka
    Curator-at-Large
    MOBIA (Museum of Biblical Art), New York City, New York
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    From Amsterdam and 104th to Christmas in the Park—A History of the Association Home’s Tiffany Window
  • Kimbell and Cabus and Modern Gothic Furniture in America

    April 01, 2009
    2:30 pm

    Barry Harwood
    Independent Scholar, Curator, and Museum Consultant
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Kimbell and Cabus and Modern Gothic Furniture in America
  • The Art of Forgery—2009 Hugh F. McKean Public Lecture

    March 10, 2009
    7:30 pm

    Edward Dolnick
    2009 Hugh F. McKean Public Lecture
    Author and journalist
    Washington, D.C.
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    The Art of Forgery
  • The Art and Craft of Reproducing William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

    February 18, 2009
    1:30 pm

    Michael Phillips
    Senior Scholar
    Winter Park Institute, Winter Park
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    The Art and Craft of Reproducing William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
  • The Arts and Crafts Movement from England to the United States

    January 14, 2009
    6:30 pm

    Wendy Kaplan
    Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
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    The Arts and Crafts Movement from England to the United States
  • Frank Lloyd Wright in Arts and Crafts Context: Prairie-style Architecture and Furnishings

    November 12, 2008
    1:30 pm

    Cheryl Robertson
    Independent Scholar, Curator, and Museum Consultant
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Frank Lloyd Wright in Arts and Crafts Context: Prairie-style Architecture and Furnishings
  • Orientalism in American Painting, 1860–1900

    April 16, 2008
    2:30 pm

    Brian T. Allen
    Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy
    Andover, Massachusetts
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  • In Tiffany’s Steps—A Contemporary Glass Artist’s Journey

    March 11, 2008
    2:30 pm

    Joseph Rossano
    2008 Hugh F. McKean Public Lecture
    Artist
    Arlington, Washington
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    In Tiffany’s Steps-A Contemporary Glass Artist’s Journey
  • Olana—-The Ideal Home of Landscape Painter Frederic Church

    February 13, 2008
    1:30 pm

    Evelyn D. Trebilcock
    Curator
    The Olana Partnership, Hudson, New York
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    Olana-The Ideal Home of Landscape Painter Frederic Church
  • Culture vs. Craft and the Transformation of the American Museum

    January 16, 2008
    1:30 pm

    Kathleen Curran
    Associate Professor of Fine Arts
    Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
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    Culture vs. Craft and the Transformation of the American Museum
  • A Visit to Barcelona—Art, Architecture, and Design

    November 28, 2007
    1:30 pm

    Laurence J. Ruggiero
    Director
    The Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park
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    A Visit to Barcelona - Art, Architecture, and Design