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 and later addition. (2011).
“Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” William Morris declared in 1880.
Various works reflecting the marvelous diversity of American art
Sketches, drawings, and photographs that inspired the Tiffany Studios
Showcasing Tiffany’s paintings, watercolors, and photographs
An exhibition designed to build bridges between art and the viewer,
Examines key developments in American Art Pottery
Works mimicking the iridescent colors of nature
Showcases Arts and Crafts style from the founders collection
The influence of French Barbizon School on 19th-century American painting