Exhibition Preview: 5:45pm
General Admission: $15
Member Admission: $10
Art Nouveau was an art phenomenon that found enthusiastic support from roughly 1895 to 1915 virtually everywhere in Europe and to a lesser extent in America. Embodying all that was deemed modern, it touched art and architecture, as well as ceramics, furniture, and the other decorative arts. In French, art nouveau literally means “new art,” and at the turn of the twentieth century, this new art looked different, felt different, and reflected different values and ideas.
In this lecture, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art’s Director and Chief Curator Jennifer Thalheimer will explore the interrelated elements that define the style so well known for its lively line and organic form, highlighting select objects from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art’s collection.
About the Speaker
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer is The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art’s third Director since its founding in 1942.
Since 1999, Thalheimer has been preserving the Museum’s collection while researching Louis Comfort Tiffany and, more broadly, American decorative art. She grew up on Long Island, New York, near the site of Tiffany’s country estate, Laurelton Hall—the remains of which she explored with romantic enthusiasm. Today she approaches the subject with the same devotion and is internationally recognized as a specialist on Tiffany’s life and art.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, is best known as home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of material owned, collected, and created by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). It also has significant holdings of American art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.