Windows and Wonders—Tiffany from the Morse Vaults
October 11, 2005 through August 31, 2007
During a period of almost 50 years, Hugh and Jeannette McKean amassed for the Morse Museum a collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany that is unsurpassed in its breadth and depth.
For this large installation in celebration of the Museum’s tenth anniversary at its Park Avenue location, the Morse presents stunning works from the collection that have not been on view in recent years or which have never been exhibited in these galleries. The objects include a dozen windows, some designed for the country’s most elite homes of the day. The installation also showcases 85 other objects from Tiffany Studios, including enamels, lamps, art glass, photography, and pottery, representing not only Tiffany’s astonishing versatility in different mediums, but also the McKeans’ comprehensive vision in building their collection for the Morse.