Saturday, December 6, 2008
Today, I visited Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida. I was awed by the Tiffany Chapel, which was designed for 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Learned that women artists did flowers for Tiffany lamps while the male artists were assigned geometric designs for Tiffany lamps. Louis Comfort Tiffany would decide that a vase wasn't the right color and he would smash it with his cane even if an artist had worked days on the project. The Morse was founded by Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-1989) and her husband Hugh F. Mckean (1908-1995).