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Art to visit the Big Apple

By LENNIE BENNETT
Published July 28, 2005


It's not every day the Metropolitan Museum of Art collaborates with a small regional museum on a major exhibition. But it's happening at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, which has the most comprehensive collection of decorative arts by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It's lending about 100 objects to the Met for a 2006 show, "Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall," about the famous home built on Long Island by the designer and artist. The house burned down in 1957. Much of what wasn't destroyed was salvaged by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, who founded the Morse and donated their collection, including this Wisteria transom from Tiffany's dining room.

Before the treasures are packed and sent, they'll be on view at the Morse through Sept. 4. See them now (Winter Park is about a two-hour drive east from St. Petersburg) or book at trip to New York.

Also on view is "Domestic Treasures," examples of Tiffany's blown glass objects (as opposed to his famous leaded glass and mosaics). The Morse Museum, 445 Park Ave. N, Winter Park, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 adults, $1 students and children under 12 free. (407) 645-5311 or (407) 645-5324.

[Last modified July 27, 2005, 09:54:07]


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