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“The Morse Museum is a Jewel!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
407-645-5311
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Winter Park
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Extensive collection of the works by Louis Comfort Tiffany plus a rich collection of early 20th-century paintings and decorative arts.
Winter Park, FL
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“The Morse Museum is a Jewel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Just a smallish museum with a specialty in Tiffany glass, but what a gem! It will take you no more then 60-90 minutes to savor this lovely little museum, and it is no doubt one of the foremost collections of Tiffany objects. Do yourself a favor and go! There is free admission after 4pm on Fridays with live music-not sure whether this is a year round event or just in the season.

Visited February 2013
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“Very pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Although we like art, Tiffany Glass and the early 1900s are not our usual area of interest. We were thrilled by this museum. If you have seen cheap Tiffany lights and maybe vases on Antiques Roadshow, this place will show you what all the excitement is about. Full of stained glass windows, vases, chandeliers, designs for interiors, the museum is intimate at the same time it is comprehensive. My wife and I both found lots of favorites. The chapel is worth a pause and reflection, as is the sun porch. Since it is on the main street with all the shopping, suggest a visit here, then a lunch at one of the many outside cafes. Winter Park is a hidden gem just miles from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. If you need relief from the theme parks, here it is.

Visited February 2013
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“One of the best small museums in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you did not know much about Charles Comfort Tiffany before entering the portals of this museum, and you invest a reasonable amount of time and effort, studying the labels beside the art (and reading at least some of the detailed free leaflets available in just about every single gallery), you will be an expert by the time you leave. This is a most impressive small museum. The leaflets mentioned (over 20 of them) constitute an art history course in Tiffany's varied artistic creations. The chapel, risen phoenix-like from the vicissitudes it has suffered, is alone worth visiting the museum. Remember that it is free to go there on Fridays after 4:00 p.m.

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing Display of Tiffany Glass!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This museum in Winter Park Florida has the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world. It is absolutely stunning! Over and above the floral windows that you would expect, there are lamps, jewelry, memorabilia from Tiffany's homes and studio/mansion. The chapel designed by Tiffany for the Columbian Exposition is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!

There are works of other American artists, but they didn't make the impression on me that the Tiffany glass did. If you like stained glass even a little, don't miss this!

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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is true art! The museum has expanded over the years, and has a fairly extensive collection of Tiffany's works, housed in a beautiful gallery. Definitely worth the trip.

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