The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

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Family Programs

Find new family content on the Museum’s “Create and Explore” page on selected Wednesdays.


Family Wednesdays

November 25
Louis C. Tiffany’s Fireplace Hood and Japanese Tsuba

Ever think about using armor to decorate your house? American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) did. Learn about the nineteenth-century craze in the West for all things Japanese. Explore tsuba, or Japanese sword guards, and investigate the Japanese design aesthetics that inspired well-known Western artists.

March 24
Watercolors from Louis Comfort Tiffany's "Little Arcadia"

Ever make a drawing or sketch when planning out an artwork, or when trying to explain an idea to someone else? Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) and his many designers did, including a handful of individuals selected to work in Tiffany’s enamel department. Learn about the medium of watercolor and making detailed studies for projects using different types of art materials.

May 12
Blue and White Porcelain

Ever wonder why people collect the things that they do? Throughout time, individuals have gathered items that interest them or that tell something about them. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was important to have objects in the home that sparked conversation like Chinese blue and white porcelain. Learn more about the design elements that decorated this porcelain and how to start your own collection of blues and whites with fun, hands-on activities.

  • Window
  • Window, c. 1898
  • Living room, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
    Exhibited: Grafton Galleries, London, 1899
    Figure with gourds
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
  • Designer: Frank Brangwyn, British, 1867–1956
  • (U-070)