The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art


Volunteer Programs

2014–2015

       
Morse Mondays
Special Exhibition Training
Family Program Training
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
       

Morse Mondays

Morse Monday programs, which are open to all members, explore a variety of topics related to the Museum’s collection, its time period, and art in general. The programs begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum), and are held the last Monday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April.

Monday, October 27

At Home with Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Residential Work of a Master Craftsman
Jeanne Pelletier, Preservation Advisor to the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion, Boston, Massachusetts

Monday, November 24

History of Stained Glass, Part I.
Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, January 26

Louis Comfort Tiffany—A Humble Believer in Color
Director Laurence J. Ruggiero

Monday, February 23

History of Stained Glass, Part II
Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, March 30

Gustav Stickley and the Craftsman Ideal: Bringing Integrated Design to the American Public
Paul Harris, Professor of Psychology, Rollins College

Monday, April 27

“Hell Is Filled with Musical Amateurs” and So Was Every Home!
John Sinclair, Artistic Director and Conductor, Bach Festival Society, Rollins College, with Lynn Peghiny, musician and Bach Festival Society accompanist

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Special Exhibition Training

Learn about this season’s new installations. All docents and docents-in-training should meet in the McKean Pavilion at 9:45 a.m. on the following dates for training by the museum staff:

Monday, October 20

Revival and Reform—Eclecticism in the 19th-Century Environment
Director Laurence J. Ruggiero
Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, February 9

The Bride Elect—Gifts from the 1905 Wedding of Elizabeth Owens Morse and Selections from the Harry C. Sigman Collection of European and American Decorative Art
Director Laurence J. Ruggiero
Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

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Family Program Training

In the summer, the Morse organizes free programs for elementary-school-age children and their parents and guardians. These popular programs fill up quickly and regularly have waiting lists for participants. Docents who are confirmed to help with the Museum’s family programs should plan to attend training at 9:45 a.m., Monday, June 15, in the McKean Pavilion.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

The following are particularly big events during our calendar year. To find out more, call the Education Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 111.

36th Annual Christmas in the Park
Docents are needed to help explain the windows displayed, and other volunteers are needed as hosts at the reception at the McKean Pavilion preceding the event. Christmas in the Park is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Winter Park’s Central Park.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Museum volunteers work with staff to help children complete an art activity at our tent in the Children’s Workshop Village at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. During the three-day festival, the Morse will have its workshop open on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.

Family Programs
Docents provide family tours during our popular Friday night and summer family programs. Dates for the Friday night tours are December 12 and April 10. Summer family tours are Tuesdays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Summer family films are Fridays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

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Window
  • Window, c. 1892
  • Living room, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
    Exhibited: World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
    Maiden feeding flamingoes in the court of a Roman house
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
  • (U-072)
Member Programs at the Morse Museum of American Art

Member Programs

Morse Museum members are provided with opportunities throughout the year to preview new exhibitions, socialize with other members, see art beyond Winter Park’s borders, and hear from the Museum’s leadership about Morse activities. Also, on five days during the year, the Morse doubles the member discount in the Museum Shop as a show of appreciation. To view Morse programs and events by month, click here for the Museum’s online calendar.

2014–2015

Events

Fall Museum Reception

Monday, October 20, 2014
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Revival and Reform—Eclecticism in the 19th-Century Environment.

Holiday Reception

Monday, December 4, 2014
5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Holiday reception for members in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, behind the Museum.

Winter Museum Reception

Monday, February 9, 2015
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of The Bride Elect—Gifts from the 1905 Wedding of Elizabeth Owens Morse and Selections from the Harry C. Sigman Collection of European and American Decorative Art.

Trips

Gainesville Art Trip

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A members-only day trip to the University of Florida. The day’s activities include a visit to the painting studio of Associate Professor Julia Morrisroe, lunch, and a guided tour of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art to see Monet and American Impressionism and Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz. $65 with a $30 non-refundable deposit. For reservations, call (407) 645-5311, extension 117.

Insider Luncheons

Insider Luncheons bring members together in an informal social setting and provide an opportunity for members to meet staff, view art objects, and receive exclusive updates on the Museum’s activities and plans. $15. Reservations required. Call Membership Services at (407) 645-5311, extension 102, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The luncheons are held in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion beginning at 11:45 a.m. on the following Tuesdays:

November 11, 2014

February 3, 2015

April 14, 2015

August 25, 2015


Member Appreciation Days

Take 20 percent off your Museum shop purchase on select Tuesdays:

November 11, 2014

December 9, 2014

February 3, 2015

April 14, 2015

August 25, 2015

     
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Inside the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavillion
  • Inside the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavillion, Winter Park.
Volunteer Opportunities, the Morse Museum, Orlando, Florida

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Morse Museum play an important role in the daily operation of the Museum. They not only represent the Morse Museum collection but also the legacy of Hugh and Jeannette McKean. The most lasting impression that Museum visitors take away with them may be their experience with a volunteer. Volunteers at the Morse serve as tour guides or docents in our galleries and assistants at various Museum receptions and community events.

Docents

Docents conduct pre-arranged highlight tours for groups of all ages and also lead impromptu tours for groups of all ages during Museum hours. The Morse Museum staff provides orientation and training for all new docents. The Museum regularly offers all volunteers continuing education opportunities through such programs as Morse Monday.

Museum Services Volunteers

Museum Services Volunteers serve as receptionists and greeters at Morse Museum openings, receptions, and other programs. They also help children and their families create artwork at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival and at other family events in which the Morse participates. Finally, Museum Services Volunteers help with various administrative tasks.

If you are interested in becoming at volunteer at the Morse or have additional questions, please contact the Museum’s Education Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 111.

2014–2015 Volunteer Programs

Window
  • Window, c. 1916
  • Daffodils
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
  • (65-028)