Cultural Event Essay

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Cultural Event: Morse Museum in Winter Park

This is not so much a cultural event, as it is a cultural collection of one of the most unique ways of making art – by using glass. At the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art one can find collections of American art pottery, collections of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American paintings, graphics, decorative art, and most importantly the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany. I visited this museum located in Winter Park, Florida in close proximity to Rollins College on the 18th of March 2007 at around 2 p.m.

I found out about this collection through my mother who went to the museum over the summer. I went along with her, but did not pay much attention to anything
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This was probably done so when people look at his two windows, not only would they see his ability to work and manipulate glass; they would also be able to see his ability with painting – he basically just wanted to show off his virtuoso to the whole world.

Going to this museum touched me personally because Tiffany’s glass pieces, more specifically his windows were so large and so intricate that it left me in awe to think that one man was able to take things from nature and paintings already made and copy it with glass. Many of his most beautiful pieces involve nature and the simplicity of his work and how the whole is made up of smaller, separate pieces.

Going to this museum to see the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany relates to a specific aspect of humanities because one of the main things people go to the museum for is to see the chapel. And in the gallery where the chapel was built, are two leaded windows: A Lamentation and Madonna and Child. And in this humanities class we learned about southern renaissance art characteristics and northern art characteristics. And it was very interesting to find out that Tiffany modeled A Lamentation after northern renaissance art and his Madonna and…

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