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Friday Brown Bag Matinees

The Morse presents three film series each season on topics related to the Museum’s collection and art in general. These series, streamed online at noon on selected Fridays, are free, but space is limited for each film. Please click the “Event Registration” links below to make reservations, or call (407) 645-5311, extension 115.

2020-2021

Fall Series: Art, Taste, or Money

Discover the world of auctions and auction houses. This series examines Christie’s, the world’s largest auction house with about 350 auctions annually, and investigates a controversial auction involving photographs of the Maori, an indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.

October 23, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Inside Christie’s: The World’s Biggest Auction House—Episode 1 (51 minutes)
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October 30, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Inside Christie’s: The World’s Biggest Auction House—Episode 2 (51 minutes)
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November 6, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

I Am the River: Maori Heritage on the Auction Block (51 minutes)
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  • Books Related to Fall 2020: Art, Taste, or Money
  • Going Once: 250 Years of Culture, Taste and Collecting at Christie's
    by Christie’s
  • The Value of Art by Michael Findlay

Winter Series: West Meets East

Explore Orientalism, a trend that permeated European and American popular culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by travel and trade with places like North Africa, Japan, China, and the Middle East, artists of the period combined Eastern design elements with Western tastes, creating a new movement that influenced homes and art galleries throughout the Western hemisphere.

January 29, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Ornament of the World (54 minutes)

February 5, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of The Ornament of the World (61 minutes)

February 12, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint (71 minutes)

February 19, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Eugène Delacroix: From Paris to Morocco (45 minutes)

February 26, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of Eugène Delacroix: From Paris to Morocco (45 minutes)

  • Books Related to Winter 2020: West Meets East
  • Journey to the Maghreb and Andalusia, 1832 The Travel Notebooks and Other Writings by Eugène Delacroix, translated by Michèle Hannoosh
  • The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture by Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale
  • Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print by Frederick Harris

Spring Series: Metals and Metalworking

The versatilities and strengths of metals has made them an important part of societies for thousands of years. This series looks at a variety of metals, including iron, copper, and steel, and the ways they have impacted our daily lives and our artistic perceptions of beauty.

April 9, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Treasures of the Earth: Metals (54 minutes)

April 16, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Empires of Industry: Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel (50 minutes)

April 23, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Empires of Industry: War of the Copper Kings (47 minutes)

April 30, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Craft in America (Season 5): Forge (53 minutes)

  • Books Related to Spring 2021: Metals and Metalworking
  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
  • A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865–1925 by Thomas Misa
  • In 2018
  • In 2018, the Morse acquired this Tiffany ceramic vase at auction (2018-023:2).