Morse News

September 11, 2012

Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking Updated, Reinstalled

The Museum’s popular teaching exhibition Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking has been updated and relocated. Through art objects, tools, photographs, and artifacts, the exhibition explains the techniques and processes Tiffany’s designers and artisans used to create mosaics, blown-glass vases, and leaded-glass windows and lamps. The new installation includes additional archival images from Tiffany Studios and expanded information on the designers who worked for Tiffany, including Clara Driscoll (1861–1944), the artist who supervised the Women’s Glass Cutting Department and designed many Tiffany lampshades. The updated show includes a video showing the conservation of the Black-eyed Susan hanging lamp, c. 1904, that Tiffany installed at his Laurelton Hall estate and which is now on view in the Museum’s new Tiffany wing.

Detail, Electrolier, c. 1904
Black-eyed Susan
Leaded glass
Tiffany Studios

2012–2013 Exhibitions
Information Now
Available Online

The Morse Museum’s schedule of new exhibitions for the 2012–2013 season is now available on our Web site. Plans include a focus exhibition on a major painting by Lockwood de Forest and a special show designed to offer a fresh perspective on the Art Nouveau style. Other new installations include an informal display of recent acquisitions and a vignette featuring fountain pens from the collection. Early this fall, this information will be published in the Museum’s Exhibitions & Programs brochure.

Vase, c. 1900
Glass with silver overlay
Glasfabrik Johann Loetz-Witwe, Klostermühle, Bohemia (now Czech Republic), 1836–1947

Members Get Two-for-One Admission to Area Museums during Swaptember

The Morse has joined with five other Central Florida museums and arts organizations to offer members two-for-one admission throughout the month of September. This month, bring a valid Morse Museum membership card and photo ID to the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Mennello Museum of American Art, Orange County Regional History Center, and the art and history museums of Maitland for two-for-one adult admission. Members of those participating museums will also receive the same special admissions price at the Morse. Not a member? Join the Morse now to fully participate in all the Morse’s programs and events this season.

Morse Museum members will receive two-for-one admission at local museums throughout the month of September.