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“A wonderful exhibit of fL.C. Tiffany Glass, not to be missed”

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Winter Park
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Owner description: The Morse Museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). Galleries feature works such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. Exhibitions also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, graphics, decorative art.
Reviewed March 29, 2009

The Morse Museum has the largest collection of Tiffany glass anywhere. Mr. Tiffany's use of color and his ability to work the glass created amazing windows and lamps. This museum has rooms full of the most beautiful stained glass you will ever see. Plus they have a good portion of the Tiffany Chapel that was first exhibited at the Worlds Columbian Exposition. It was later moved to his home, Laurelton and almost lost to decay and neglect. It is a wonderful place to sit and comtemplate the wonderful talent of this man and to give thanks to the people that worked so hard to save so much of his work.

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Reviewed March 19, 2009

We are always pleasantly surprise when we set aside an hour or two to visit a museum and we wind up spending most of the day there. That's what happened at The Morse.

The Morse has the largest and arguably best collection of Tiffany works in the world. The variety, from paintings to ceramics, jewelry, and of course his famous glass works is amazing. The combination of variety and quality offers a viewer about as good an overview as one is likely to get anywhere.

In every gallery there are helpful booklets to give you more information about the works. The docent led tour was also very useful and informative. It gave us a good overview of the collection before setting out on our own.

As a bonus, Winter Park is also a really nice town to stroll around. Lots of shops, galleries, a small park, and good restaurants, all in a very pretty setting.

It's close ot Orlando and Kissimmee, and a great way to spend a day away from the Disney/Universal/Sea World life.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 10, 2009

This elegant museum, located on Winter Park's famous stroll-and-shop street, Park Avenue, was built to display the best collection of L. C. Tiffany items anywhere, including marvelous leaded glass, furniture and a recreation of a chapel with a font made of wonderfully intricate mosaics.

Their collection of Tiffany pottery is the largest by far anywhere. The Tiffany items are augmented by many other fine examples of representative works from the "Arts and Crafts" movement, including furniture (Stickley, Limbert), art pottery (Grueby, Teco, etc.), paintings, metalwork and more. One can view these up-close to appreciate the detailed handiwork.

There is also a small but high-quality collection of other paintings well worth seeing, especially the portrait of a young Queen Victoria and the portrait of Pittsburgh millionaire S. S. Marvin, one of the founders of Nabisco.

Read their website--there are some free opening times.

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Reviewed November 21, 2008

Nice muesum, good displays with information packets.

Guards are a bit overbearing/protective.

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Reviewed March 3, 2008

The streets around this museum are narrow and crowded. It will take a little of bit of patience to reach this museum, but it is worth it. Parking is ample and there is a public garage across from the museum lot. This museum has done it right. From the short 20 minute videos to each of room's exhibiting Tiffany's work to the informative pamphlets and museum store. The staff is well-informed, freindly and tours are available (well recommended). Take your time, take in the uniqueness and beauty of what is offered. It may take you some 2 - 4 hours depending on your interests.

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