Glorious glass

We visited Winter Park, FL specifically to see the Tiffany exhibits at The Morse Museum which houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the artist’s  jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows.  Especially magnificent is the chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. After his Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall, burned many of the salvageable pieces and architectural objects were transported to Winter Park thanks to the initiative of his daughter who wrote to Jeannette Genius McKean, who had long appreciated Tiffany’s art. Her husband Hugh McKean, had been an art student at Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall estate in 1930.

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Glorious glass

  1. Wow! Wish I had been there with you! Last time I was in Florida I saw a major glass exhibit by Dale Chuilly (sp?) in St. Petersburg that I loved. Call when you get in. I’m going to the SF Bay Area next weekend, leave Saturday, back late the following Tuesday. Pat

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