WINTER PARK, FL—In a tradition for Independence Day dating from 1995, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will provide free admission to its galleries on Tuesday, July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the City of Winter Park’s Fourth of July Celebration in Central Park.
The Morse inaugurated its annual Independence Day Celebration when it opened its galleries on Park Avenue and the city established its July Fourth event in Central Park. Today, hundreds of Central Florida residents enjoy the rich collection of American art at the Morse as part of their holiday outing in downtown Winter Park.
The Morse Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art. New exhibitions at the Morse include Lamps and Lighting—Tiffany and His Contemporaries, showcasing some of Tiffany’s most innovative lamps and setting a context for their production and design.
Summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $1 for students. Children younger than 12 receive free admission and are always welcome with their parents or guardians. For more information, visit the Museum’s website, morsemuseum.org.
The Museum, located at 445 N. Park Avenue, is owned and operated by the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation and receives additional support from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation. It receives no public funds.