The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art


For Educators

The Morse Museum is engaged in the ongoing study, conservation, and exhibition of the many objects that make up its collection. It regularly sponsors special exhibitions from the permanent collection as well as lectures and other educational programs related to the collection and its historical period.

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Please contact the Education Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 117, or e-mail us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) unless otherwise noted. A guide to the Morse Museum’s education programs is also available for download (PDF).

Image Library

The Museum makes a variety of digital images from its collection available for educational use.  Images are loaned out for 30 days.  Choose from the list below:

  • Highlights from the Morse Museum Collection (selected Museum galleries, the Tiffany Chapel, objects from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, and examples of Tiffany’s work in various media, 45 images)
  • Selected Images from Quest of Beauty—Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art (16 images)
  • Selected Images from Dickens to Benton—Rare Books and Works on Paper from the Morse Collection (15 images)
  • Selected Images from The Virtues of Simplicity—American Arts & Crafts from the Morse Collection (12 images)

 

DVD and Video Library

The Museum’s resources for teachers include DVDs and videos about the Morse collection, as well as hundreds of programs on many different individual artists and art movements.  Please contact the Education Department for a complete listing of titles available for loan. 

The titles listed below are particularly appropriate for primary and intermediate grade levels.  Art lesson plans available with select films.

  • Eric Carle—Picture Writer (Philomel Books and Scholastic, Inc., DVD)
  • Glassworking: Processes and Properties (Corning Museum of Glass, DVD)
    Art lesson plan available with this film.
  • I Can Make Art (Crystal Video, DVD)
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush (Reading Rainbow, DVD)
  • Making Books with Peggy Flores (Crystal Video, VHS)
  • The Paper Crane (Reading Rainbow, DVD)
  • Paper Mosaics (Crystal Video, VHS)
  • Regina’s Big Mistake (Reading Rainbow, DVD)
    Art lesson plan available with this film.
  • Series 100: Animals in Art (Wilton Art Programs, DVD)
    Two art lesson plans available with this film.
  • Series 100: Art Adventure (Wilton Art Programs, DVD)
  • 3-2-1 Contact: Architecture (Children’s Television Workshop, five-part series, DVD)

 

Museum Shop

The Morse Museum Shop offers a variety of resources that may be purchased for use in the classroom, including a wide selection of books on art, art history, and art instruction; art supplies and kits; and posters, prints, and postcards. For more information, please contact the Museum Shop at (407) 645-5311, extension 121.