Morse Museum of Art Opens new 12,000 square foot Expansion opening Saturday and is Offering Free admission through March 20th, 2011
After the new expansion to the museum, The Morse Museum of Art will showcase the largest collection of Tiffany glass anywhere. Even prior to the expansion the Morse was known as one of the premier collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s art glass who was the creator of the worlds’ best known and most duplicated styles of art glass. The style is popular still today with many knock-offs available at stores from J.C. Penny’s to high end galleries.
Located on historic and nostalgic Park Avenue the Morse Museum has attained many pieces, and in fact, entire rooms from Tiffany’s historic Long Island home Laurelton Hall. If you love Tiffany Glass take advantage of this free offer and discover the beauty of meticulously recreated rooms from Laurelton Hall which was lost to a fire. The new wing attempts to emulate key areas of the mansion including the dining room – originally an 1,800 square foot behemoth – now is showcased in over 800 square feet. The dining room features the original fire place, some of its furniture and of course many one-of-a-kind Tiffany art pieces from the original dining room. Re-creations also include the Daffodil Terrace, living room and reception hall. Tiffany Glass lovers will rejoice at this one-of-a-kind collection of the late artist’s works.
For more information call 407-645-5311 or visit their web site www.morsemuseum.org