The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art



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Volunteer Programs

2016–2017

       
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 31

Lecture
Intimate Blending: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Guest Speaker
Reading Modernism in the Work of British and American Artists, 1900–1945: The Ashcan School, The Bloomsbury Group, and Beyond
Amy Galpin, Ph.D., Curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida

Monday, November 28

Early Cinema and Art
Screening of Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies: A Movie about Picasso, Braque, Cubism & Early Cinema (60 minutes) and The Beggar Maid (20 minutes), filmed in 1921 on Louis Comfort Tiffany’s the Long Island estate Laurelton Hall.

Monday, January 30

Lecture
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Mosaic Trail
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Curator and Collection Manager

Guest Speaker
Exploring the Creative Legacy: The Wyeth Family in Maine
David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education and Outreach, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando

Monday, February 27

Guest Speaker
The Legacy of Jeannette and Hugh McKean: A Personal Perspective
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, The Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Monday, March 27

Lecture
History of Glass
Betsy Peters, Curator of Education

Film
Glass: How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson (56 minutes)

Monday, April 24

Film
Heart, Eye & Hand: The Process of Etching (13 minutes).

Guest Artist
Molly Kempson, Printmaker and Artist-in-Residence, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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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 Morse staff:

Monday, October 17

Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum

Monday, February 13

New Installation of Gallery XIII: Art Nouveau

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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.

38th 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 1, 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 17 and Saturday, March 18.

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Vase
  • Vase, c. 1904
  • Blown glass
  • Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
  • (54-021)