The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art



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Family Programs

  • 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)
Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Morse Museum, Orlando, Florida

Friday Films

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 1 p.m. 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. Event registrations open one month prior to the first day of the film series.

If doing so complies with the special safety measures, procedures, and visitor guidelines determined and implemented by the Museum on designated dates, films will also be shown on-site at 11 a.m. on the same selected Fridays in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Capacity is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Young Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers
  • Young Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers, 1900
  • Color lithograph
  • Alphonse Marie Mucha, Czechoslovakian, 1860–1939
  • (PR-011-68)
Celebratory Events, Orlando, Florida

Celebratory Events

The Morse provides opportunities to view the collection at no charge.

2021–2022

  • Christmas Eve window
  • Christmas Eve window, c. 1902
  • Mable Nast Crawford house, New Rochelle, New York, c. 1911–present
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
  • (86-005)
Friday Nights at the Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida

Friday Nights at the Morse

All visitors are free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, November through April.

  • <em>Medallion</em> window
  • Medallion window, c. 1892
  • Stairwell, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
    General exhibition window in thirteenth-century design
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
  • (U-073)
Christmas in the Park, Winter Park, Florida

Christmas in the Park

Thursday, December 2, 2021
6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Each year, on the first Thursday of December, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert. This December is the 43rd annual celebration of Christmas in the Park. Christmas in the Park was started by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s benefactors, in 1979 as a way to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting. Today, the Morse and the City of Winter Park co-sponsor the event.

Helpful Information

Price: Free.

Time: The event begins at 6:15 p.m. when the signal is given to turn on the window lights. The concert concludes around 8:00 p.m., and the windows remain lighted until 8:30 p.m.

Where: The event is held in the northern section of Central Park—about a block from the Museum—near the intersection of Garfield and Park avenues.

Parking: Parking is available on the street, in the Museum’s parking lot, and in various City of Winter Park lots. A printable map is available for download from the City website.

Seating: Bring your own seating if you need it. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up beginning at 4:00 p.m. after the windows are installed. Tables are not allowed.

Public Transportation: The event is a short walk from the SunRail station. Check out the schedule at the SunRail website.

The Windows

Of the eight leaded-glass windows on view, seven are memorials with religious themes produced by Tiffany Studios for the chapel at the Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged Indigent Females in New York City (1814–1974).

The Association was founded in 1814 by a group of wealthy New Yorkers as a genteel private charity for elderly, indigent women, including widows of soldiers who fought in the War of 1812 and the Revolution. The first residence, constructed in 1838, was an alternative to the common almshouse. An expanded building was designed later by Richard Morris Hunt (1827–95), architect to the rich and famous of the late 19th century. The historic building at 891 Amsterdam Avenue is now home to Hosteling International New York City.

When the residence was threatened with demolition in 1974, Hugh and Jeannette McKean bought its Tiffany chapel windows at the request of the Association board. The windows are memorials to prominent women who served on the volunteer Board of Managers during the planning and construction of the Hunt building from 1881 to 1883.

Tiffany Studios’ Christmas Eve window, c. 1902, in which a figure resembling Father Christmas holds the Christ child, is also on view at the event and in the Morse Museum following Christmas in the Park. The window’s design is based on a depiction of St. Nicholas by Thomas Nast (1840–1902).

RESOURCES:

  • Innes memorial window
  • Innes memorial window, c. 1888–97
  • Chapel, Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged, Indigent Females, New York City, 1814–1974
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Glass Company, New York City, 1885–92, or Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
  • (74-007)
Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Morse Museum, Orlando, Florida

Lectures and Talks

The Museum’s lecture series focuses on The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum. Conditions permitting, programs take place on selected Wednesdays in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Capacity is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If in-person programming is not feasible, these programs will be streamed online. Please click the event registration links to make reservations, or call (407) 645-5311, extension 115. Event registrations open one month prior to each lecture.