This is THE place if you have the slightest interest in the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany and the unrecognized artists and craftspeople that worked for him. It was a good thing that they did not allow photography because we would have been clicking
away madly at the stunning array of stained glass, art glass, pottery, metalwork, and mosaics. We were forced to just stop look, read and enjoy this magnificent collection. The downside is that we do not have any photos to share with you.
The Museum is named for the grandfather of the woman who assembled the collection with the assistance of her art professor husband who had been a fellow in the program that Tiffany had for emerging artists at his estate on Long Island – Laurelton Hall. Initially it was her inherited money and the love of the genre that she had gleaned from spending time with her grandfather at his Arts and Crafts filled home in Winter Park. The collection grew considerably after the long empty Long Island mansion was destroyed by fire. With the permission of the Tiffany heirs they saved all they could from the wreckage including some architectural elements.
For those of you who have been to the New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and gaped at the magnificent columns and mosaic entryway from Laurelton Hall in the new wing courtyard you should know that it is on permanent loan from the Morse Museum.
The Museum does not allow photographs, but Google has created a very nice Virtual Tour of the Museum.
Working on what few pictures we have...