Charles Morse Museum
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the world’s most
comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933),
the scope of which includes Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass,
leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893
World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In its galleries, the museum
also features a major collection of American art pottery and representative
collections of late-19th and early-20th century American painting, graphics,
and decorative arts.
The Morse was founded by Jeannette Genius McKean (1909–1989) in 1942 and named for her industrialist grandfather. Its collections were built over a half-century by Mrs. McKean and her husband, Hugh F. McKean (1908–1995), who served as the museum’s director until his death.
Winter Park is a great place to visit if you are looking to take a break from your Walt Disney World vacation. The Morse Museum is only located about thirty miles north of most Kissimmee hotels.
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 am–4:00 pm Sunday, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Closed: Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.
Address: 445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park
Directions: Take I-4 Fairbanks exit (Exit 87) east to Park Avenue, turn left. Museum is at the corner of Park & Canton. Turn left on Cole to park in museum lot.
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