The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

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Volunteer Programs


Morse Mondays
Special Exhibition Training
Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Morse Mondays

The Museum will present its docent training course in this season’s Morse Monday programs, providing core information about American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany and other late 19th- and early 20th-century artists represented at the Morse. In six sessions from October through April, we will cover Tiffany’s life and career. Each session will include a review of related works in the collection. Our knowledge of the collection is always increasing, and we want all volunteers to receive these updates Docents-in-training must attend all sessions before they can move forward with their instruction. Active docents who have attended all sessions are given priority on the tour schedule.  All members of the Museum are welcome to join us for these informational and educational meetings held the last Monday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April. 

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).

Monday, October 30

Introduction to the Museum’s Collection and Tiffany’s Formative Early Years: 1848 to 1878
Betsy Peters, Director of Programs

Monday, November 27

Tiffany as a Leading American Decorator: 1879 to 1887
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, January 29

Tiffany’s Artistic Maturity: 1888 to 1900
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, February 26

Tiffany’s Commercial Success and Laurelton Hall: 1901 to 1915
Betsy Peters, Director of Programs

Monday, March 26

Tiffany’s Quest of Beauty: 1916 to 1933
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Monday, April 30

Tiffany Epilogue: 1933 to present
Betsy Peters, Director of Programs.

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Special Exhibition Training

Learn about this season’s new installations. All docents and docent trainees should meet in the McKean Pavilion at 9:45 am on the following dates:

Monday, October 16

Docent training for Tiffany Studios Designs and Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper.

Monday, January 15

Docent training for Landscape in 19th-century America and The Domes of the Yosemite.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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

39th 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 7, from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm in Winter Park’s Central Park.

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  • Window, c. 1890
  • Probably Michael Jenkins house, Baltimore, c. 1890–present
  • Leaded glass
  • John La Farge, American, 1835–1910
  • (GL-009-74)