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Volunteer Programs

2015–2016

       
Morse Mondays
Special Exhibition Training
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
       

Morse Mondays

Morse Monday programs, 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 am in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum), on the last Monday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April.

Monday, October 26

The Morse Museum and Hugh and Jeannette McKean
Director Laurence J. Ruggiero
Gallery Tour
Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, November 30

Styles and Trends in the Art of Tiffany’s Time; The Painting, Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau Collections at the Morse Museum
Curator of Education Betsy Peters and Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, January 25

Tiffany’s Formative Early Years; Tiffany’s Rise as a Leading American Decorator
Curator of Education Betsy Peters and Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, February 29

Tiffany’s Opalescent Glass; Tiffany’s Artistic Maturity
Curator of Education Betsy Peters and Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, March 28

Tiffany Attains Commercial Success; Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall Years
Curator of Education Betsy Peters and Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer

Monday, April 25

Tiffany’s Retirement Years
Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Perry Thalheimer
Tiffany’s Legacy
Director Laurence J. Ruggiero

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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 am on the following dates for training by the museum staff:

Monday, October 19

Tiffany Lamps and Lighting from the Morse Collection and the focus exhibition Tiffany Studios’ Daffodil Reading Lamp.

Monday, February 8

Tiffany Art Glass from the Morse Collection and the vignette Collectible Spoons from the Morse Collection.

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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.

37th 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 3, from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm 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 18 and Saturday, March 19.

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Vase
  • Vase, c. 1919
  • Aquamarine
  • Blown glass
  • Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
  • (67-011)
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.

2015–2016

Events

Fall Museum Reception

Monday, October 19, 2015
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Tiffany Lamps and Lighting from the Morse Collection and Tiffany Studios’ Daffodil Reading Lamp, a new focus exhibition.

Holiday Reception

Monday, December 3, 2015
5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Holiday reception for members prior to Christmas in the Park in downtown Winter Park. The reception is held in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, just behind the Museum.

Winter Museum Reception

Monday, February 8, 2016
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Preview of Tiffany Art Glass from the Morse Collection and Collectible Spoons from the Morse Collection, a new vignette.

Trips

Boca Raton Art Trip

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A members-only day trip to the Boca Raton Museum of Art for Contemplate & Create, a two-hour program that includes a docent-guided tour of the permanent collection and the opportunity to create a work of art based on a selected theme. Enjoy lunch on your own in nearby Mizner Park and a free afternoon to explore the area or tour the exhibitions Warhol on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949–1987 and Warhol Prints from the Collection of Marc Bell at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Cost is $65 with a $30 non-refundable deposit.  For reservations, call (407) 645-5311, extension 136.

Insider Luncheons

Insider Luncheons bring members together in an informal social setting, providing them with an opportunity 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 am on the following Tuesdays:

November 10, 2015

February 2, 2016

April 12, 2016

August 23, 2016


Member Appreciation Days

Take 20 percent off your purchase in the Museum Shop on select Tuesdays:

November 10, 2015

December 8, 2015

February 2, 2016

April 12, 2016

August 23, 2016


Morse Mondays

Morse Monday programs, 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 am in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum), on the last Monday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April.

Click here for this season’s dates and topics.
     
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Inside the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion
  • Inside the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 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’s 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 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.

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

2015–2016 Volunteer Programs

<em>Peonies and Iris</em>
  • Peonies and Iris, 1915
  • Art gallery, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
  • Oil on canvas
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, 1848–1933
  • (62-027)