Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art located at 445 North Park Avenue in Winter Park. Jeannette Genius McKean dedicated the museum to her grandfather Charles Hosmer Morse a philanthropist who donated some of his properties to the city of Winter Park.
The museum stores the most extensive art collection of Charles Comfort Tiffany. A guard at the museum told us that a lot of the art is still in storage. The Tiffany Chapel video runs continuously and originally shown at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. The Life and Art exhibit is permanent. Featured in the gallery are many of his paintings, stained glass, lamps and vases.
Some exhibitions in the galleries are permanent; others on loan. Twenty-three paintings exhibited in Gallery XI, American Artists from the late Nineteenth Century is my favorite. “Mother and Child” by George De Forest Brush who painted mostly Native Americans. Cecilia Beaux a portrait artist who painted “Mrs. Henry LaBarre Jayne.” Unknown artists painted both a “Visit to the Studio” and “Madonna and Child.” Hours of operation, guided tours and a calendar of events on the website.