Cultural Event: Morse Museum in Winter Park
This is not so much a cultural event, as it is a cultural collection of one of the most unique ways of making art – by using glass. At the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art one can find collections of American art pottery, collections of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American paintings, graphics, decorative art, and most importantly the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany. I visited this museum located in Winter Park, Florida in close proximity to Rollins College on the 18th of March 2007 at around 2 p.m.
I found out about this collection through my mother who went to the museum over the summer. I went along with her, but did not pay much attention to anything in particular. When I found out about this cultural event paper for humanities, I was just going to see a play, or go with one of my friends from class when they were going to start their paper. But it was when we started to learn about the renaissance, I remembered a few things from the Morse Museum that reminded me about this time period. I knew, according to the museum layout that these pieces were part of the permanent exhibit and would be in the same place if I were to go back and visit. After realizing this, I thought it would be difficult to see and play knowing I would have to relate it to something in class; and also because I do not enjoy plays very much. Art on the other hand, especially the art of Tiffany, peaked my interest because it was so unique and I’ve never seen anything like it before.
Something in particular that I loved was the real chapel and windows that Tiffany made. One part of the chapel exhibits this pair of beautiful leaded windows (windows are formed by glass being fitted into flexible lead beams). Since both were part of the chapel they had religious scenes depicted in them. The first is called A Lamentation and the second called Madonna and Child. These windows were different from all the...
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