From Louis Comfort Tiffany glass to Daniel Chester French sculpture, Paul Revere silver to Rookwood pottery, American artists are all on view for free this Independence Day at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

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June 9, 2014
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Catherine Hinman
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Enjoy Free Admission to the Morse Museum on July Fourth

 

WINTER PARK, Fla.—From Louis Comfort Tiffany glass to Daniel Chester French sculpture, Paul Revere silver to Rookwood pottery, American artists are all on view for free this Independence Day at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

 

In a long-standing tradition for the holiday, the museum will provide free admission to its galleries on Friday, July 4, in conjunction with Winter Park’s “Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration” in Central Park. The city celebration, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes a bicycle parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, live patriotic music by the Bach Festival Choir and more. The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Highlights include art and architectural objects from his celebrated Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall, one of the most published grand American homes of the early 20th century. A cell phone audio tour for this exhibition is now available.

 

The Morse began its Independence Day Open House tradition in 1995 when it opened its galleries on Park Avenue and the city inaugurated its festive event in Central Park. Hundreds of Central Florida residents today enjoy the rich collection of American art at the Morse as part of their holiday outing in downtown Winter Park. 

 

The Morse Museum 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. For more information call (407) 645-5311 or visit the museum’s Web site at www.morsemuseum.org.

 

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Eagle panel that was Louis Comfort Tiffany’s salute to America as the top border of his Four Seasons exhibition window, c. 1899–1900. The panel is currently on view in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall at the Morse. Visitors can learn more about Laurelton Hall on a new cell phone audio tour of the exhibition.

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