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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art


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Of the many unexpected pleasures awaiting visitors to Central Florida, none may be as dazzling as a stroll through the galleries of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848--1933).

Highlights include the restored Byzantine-Romanesque chapel interior that Tiffany designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a wing that showcases the Museum's collection of art and architectural objects from Tiffany's celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. The recently restored Daffodil Terrace, prize-winning leaded-glass windows, iconic Tiffany lamps, and custom furnishings are among the featured installations. Visitors will also enjoy the exhibits of American art pottery, Arts and Crafts furnishings, and late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting and graphics.

The Morse was founded by Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-89) in 1942 and named for her industrialist grandfather. Its collection was built over a half-century by Mrs. McKean and her husband, Hugh F. McKean (1908-95), the museum's director until his death.

  • Amenities:
  • Gift Shop, Parking,
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours,
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking, Wheelchair-friendly


Free Friday Nights at the Morse

November 04, 2016 - April 28, 2017
From November through April, the Museum provides free admission every Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For consecutive Friday evenings during the holidays and in the spring, the Museum provides live music from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to enhance the experience in the galleries. Art demonstrations, curator tours, and family tours are also part of the holiday and spring programming on Friday nights.

Christmas Eve Open House

December 24, 2016
Enjoy free admission to the Morse Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus live music by the Raintree Chamber Players from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Holiday Friday Nights at the Morse

November 25, 2016 - December 30, 2016
The Morse Museum provided numerous holiday opportunities to view the collection at no charge, as well as to enjoy live music, tours, and other programs that enrich the experience. For six consecutive nights beginning November 25, hear live music in the galleries from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


38th Annual Christmas in the Park

December 01, 2016
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, Youth Choir, and Brass Ensemble in concert. This December is the 38th 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.

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