Friday, November 14, 2014

Titusville - We visit the Morse Museum

The colors were outstandingly vibrant in person
We had always been a fan of Tiffany windows, the stained glass window he was famous for so when Ann found that the Morse Museum  had the largest collection of Tiffany Art in the world, we just had to go. The museum is located in Winter Park, Florida, just north of Orlando. It's only about 40 miles west of Titusville but you fall into the black hole of Orlando traffic trying to get there, stop and go about 1/3 of the way!

The colors are induced with small amounts of impurities of certain metals. 
The museum is the largest collection of Louis Tiffany's art in the world. The museum was built in 1996 and it's a first rate presentation of his life's work. With an entrance fee of only $4, it's a bargain. Tiffany was noted for his stained glass windows but he also did sculptures, paintings and interiors. Seen in person, his windows are breathtaking, the photos do not do them justice. Our first exposure to stained glass was from church windows but they bear no resemblance to Tiffany's renditions. I've included a few photos but they are poor substitutes for the real thing.

We enjoyed them all
It turned colder with a high less than 70, that put yesterday's alligator back into the water, he was not sunning today! Did I mention there's a children's playground about 100 ft away?!