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75th Anniversary Events

The Museum’s season of celebration includes a special 75th anniversary exhibition, the debut of a book on the collection, new programs, free admission throughout the month of February, and a public reception on our anniversary date. We invite you to join in our celebration by visiting the Museum and enjoying our galleries and our events and programs, all a gift to this community by Hugh and Jeannette McKean.

Book Debut

September 2016

Timeless Beauty: The Life and Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (Schiffer Publishing) presents a chronological view of more than 200 Tiffany objects in the Morse Museum’s collection. Available in the Morse Museum Shop. Hardcover, $29.99

Special Exhibition

October 18, 2016–January 21, 2018

Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum features objects that reflect the range of the Morse's collection and the values of the Museum.

February Open House

February 1 - 28, 2017

Free admission to the galleries to commemorate the Museum's 75th anniversary.

Museum Highlights Cell Phone Audio Tour

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Our new Museum-highlights audio tour, accessible through personal cell phones, provides information and history on 40 objects in the Morse collection. Each stop includes a brief narration—often with commentary by Museum staff or archival audio from the Museum’s first director, Hugh McKean—that will enhance understanding and appreciation of the work of art. The new tour complements the audio tour currently available for the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall.

75th Anniversary Reception

Friday, February 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A public celebration with champagne and live music on the date the Museum opened its doors in 1942. Please make reservations for the 75th anniversary reception using our event site.

  • Study of the Queen Victoria
  • Study of the Queen Victoria, 1871
  • Oil on canvas
  • Thomas Sully, American, 1783–1872
  • Marks: Copied from my original study of the / Queen Victoria painted in 1838 / IB 1871 / (Thomas Sully) / August / TS
  • (P-015-86)