Archive for the ‘Museum News’ Category

Morse Museum of American Art Makes Big Announcement!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art announced plans to build a 10,000 square-foot addition! The new space would house most of its holdings of objects and architectural elements from Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Long Island, N.Y., country estate. It would also include additional office space and triple the size of the outside […]

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Images and Illustrations & Is That New?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

A new exhibit opened 5/9 at the well known Maitland Art Center. It is a new collection of works by Rod Reeves featuring drawings of historic Winter Garden. The art center is a short and very pleasant stroll from Thurston House! Mark your calendars because coming August 1st is a short run exhibit that will […]

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Veterans History Project

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Do you know any veterans? Honor them by telling their war story to us all. The Library of Congress has begun this fascinating project, a way to protect war stories for all generations to come. They are looking for personal stories, memories, photos and letters. I recently finished putting together my Dad’s WWII story and […]

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Andre Smith lived here!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Designed as an artists research colony, Andre Smith built the Maitland Art Center in 1937. On the National Register of Historic Places, the city owned center offers gallery exhibitions, art classes, lectures, a museum store and wedding & function sites. This beautiful property is surrounded with old trees, plantings, fountains and quiet open spaces. A […]

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Tiffany is Special!!!!

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Did you know The Charles Homer Morse Museum of American Art houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, circa 1848-1933? Did you know this includes jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded glass windows & lamps and a chapel from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago? AND…….did you know […]

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