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Morse Museum of American Art Set for February 19 Opening

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will open its new galleries to the public on Feb. 19, providing long-term access for the first time to the Daffodil Terrace and 250 art and architectural objects from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall.

Transom panel, c. 1910–20, Dining Room, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York. Wisteria. Leaded Glass. 37.125 x 96.25 in. (59-010) Photo by Joseph Coscia Jr. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

About the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The museum was founded in 1942 by Jeannette Genius McKean, who was committed to the family tradition of philanthropy begun by her grandfather, Chicago industrialist Charles Hosmer Morse. She and her husband, Hugh F. McKean, built the Morse’s collection over a 50-year period and have provided continued support to the museum as a gift to the community. In 1957, when a fire at Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall estate threatened to destroy his legacy, the McKeans rescued surviving art and architectural objects. Since then, the Morse has been dedicated to preserving and presenting Tiffany’s work in the context of American decorative art and furthering Tiffany scholarship. It is today home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Tiffany. The Morse is owned and operated by the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation and receives additional support from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation. It receives no public funds.

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