My favorite museum

Cleveland is loaded with museums and they are all wonderful. Since my youth five visited the Cleveland Museum of Art art countless times and gotten lost in the various rooms and staring into the works of masters.

But my most favorite museum of all time is a little rather obscure one just outside of Orlando Florida. the Charles Hosmer Morris Museum is located in the charming college town of Winter Park, Florida. (That’s a suburb of Orlando). The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, graphics, and decorative art.

I am obsessed with the amazing volume of a body of work Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio brought to the world. We were visiting Florida, and I had no interest in Disney….. so I found this gem. What a wonderful visit…. and when we went we had a private tour with a docent. Breathtaking room dividers from elegant 5th Avenue townhouses, and the full chapel from a world’s fair are the centerpieces of the museum. But there are vast collections of his ceramics, glass and jewelry pieces follow through the many years of studio operation.