As is traditional each spring, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will offer free admission throughout the three-day Easter weekend.
The Morse Museum’s Easter Weekend Celebration begins on Friday, April 15, with free admission from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. as well as music by classical guitarist Joshua Englert from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is also free Saturday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Morse Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). Tiffany is renowned for his innovations in glass. In the galleries, visitors may walk among Tiffany creations featuring the flowers of spring: tall white lilies, sunny yellow daffodils, and showy pink tulips. The Chapel designed by Tiffany for the 1893 world’s fair in Chicago is always a highlight of a visit to the Morse and the Easter holiday.
The free Easter weekend is also a chance to see the Museum’s newest exhibition The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum. Seventy paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the once private Stebbins collection are on view for the first time.
Jeannette Genius McKean (1909–89), Charles Hosmer Morse’s granddaughter, founded the Museum in 1942. She and her husband, Hugh F. McKean (1908–95), the Museum’s director until his death, built the Morse collection over a period of fifty years. The Easter Weekend Celebration continues a tradition they established more than thirty years ago.
The Museum is owned and operated by the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation and receives additional support from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation. It receives no public funds.