The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art



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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Tiffany Studios Designs

    Opens October 17, 2017

    Under the careful watch of Louis Comfort Tiffany, talented designers and craftspeople translated the artist’s all-encompassing aesthetic vision into some of the most stunning and innovative decorative objects of our time. Organized from the Morse collection, this exhibition explores some of the designs for the diverse objects born of this complex but inspired organization. The show will include objects, sketches, drawings, and photographs that reveal something of the creative process at Tiffany’s firm.

  • Louis Comfort Tiffany—Impressions on Film, Canvas, and Paper

    Opens October 17, 2017

    Although best known for his achievements in the decorative arts, particularly glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany was an active painter and photographer throughout his life. This exhibit from the Museum’s collection of Tiffany’s photographs, paintings, and watercolors reflects not only the artist’s famous eye for color and composition but his broad interests. Tiffany, who found inspiration everywhere, was unceasingly engaged with his visual environment, recording his impressions with camera, brush, and pen.

  • Landscape in 19th-Century America

    Opens January 16, 2018

    A selection of landscape paintings from the Museum's collection by artists who include Otto Heinigke (1850–1915), Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932), and George Inness (1825–1894). The exhibit complements the exhibition Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (January 20–April 8). Learn more>>

  • The Domes of the Yosemite

    Opens February 13, 2018

    The Domes of the Yosemite, the largest known painting by Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), will be exhibited at the Morse until early July through a special loan of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. The 1867 oil-on-canvas, measuring almost 10 by 15 feet, will be installed at the Morse in the winter following conservation in Miami. Charles Hosmer Morse, the industrialist and philanthropist for whom the Morse is named, is a native of St. Johnsbury. The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation made a significant contribution toward the Athenaeum’s Domes Project, which includes not only the painting’s conservation but the installation of an HVAC system in the Athenaeum, structural repair to a gallery viewing balcony, and the conservation of frames in the collection. The painting has not been on display outside the Athenaeum since its first installation in 1872. Learn more>>