The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany works (1848–1933), including jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate.
The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting and sculpture, graphics, and decorative art.
Formerly on the campus of Rollins College, the Morse now occupies more than 42,000 sq ft of space in an in-town location, in a converted Mediterranean-style bank building with a 2011 addition.
“Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” William Morris declared in 1880.
For a more in-depth review, read our blog article in Art Things Considered - An Art Geek Travel Blog about our visit to the Morse Museum of American Art.