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3 Things to do at the Morse Museum in October


This Louis Comfort Tiffany’s fireplace hood, c. 1885, will be installed this fall for public viewing beginning October 20. Courtesy Morse Museum

The Morse Museum’s in Winter Park has three fun events to look forward to in October. The museum is located at 445 North Park Avenue (MAP) and is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Morse remains closed on Sundays. All visits are by appointment only. Appointments may be made online by visiting the Museum’s “Plan Your Visit” page or by calling (407) 644-1429. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $1 for students, and free for children under 12. For more information, call (407) 645-5311, or visit morsemuseum.org.

Tuesday, October 20

Installation Opening.  10:00 a.m.–3 p.m. Unveiling of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s remarkable fireplace hood in the museum’s Laurelton Hall wing. The Morse Museum has acquired Louis Comfort Tiffany’s singular iron fireplace hood that he designed and fabricated around 1885. The work was thought to be lost in the fire that consumed much of Laurelton Hall, Tiffany’s legendary estate, in 1957. One of the artist’s most cherished objects, the fireplace hood is reunited with surviving art and architectural elements from Laurelton Hall’s spaces, exhibited at the Morse in a dedicated wing. Advance appointments are required to view the new installation during the updated public Museum hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.


Friday, October 23

Friday Brown Bag Matinee. Noon. Inside Christie’s: The World’s Biggest Auction House—Episode 1 (51 minutes). Discover the world of auctions and auction houses. Virtual. Space limited. Reservations are required. Free. The film series requires advanced registration through the Morse Museum’s “Programs and Events” webpage at https://www.morsemuseum.org/programs-events.

Friday, October 30

Friday Brown Bag Matinee. Noon. Inside Christie’s: The World’s Biggest Auction House—Episode 2 (51 minutes). Discover the world of auctions and auction houses. Virtual. Space limited. Reservations are required. Free. The film series requires advanced registration through the Morse Museum’s “Programs and Events” webpage at https://www.morsemuseum.org/programs-events.

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