The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (Facebook | Website) has just announced the hiring of a new Curator of American Painting.


Dr. Regina Palm will fill the new role after a nationwide search and comes to Winter Park from the San Diego Museum of Art where she worked as the Associate Curator of American Art. Dr. Palm held all curatorial positions at the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Cincinnati Art Museum and earned her PhD in art history from the University of London.

“I am very pleased that Regina is joining the Morse staff,” said Morse Museum Director Dr. Laurence J. Ruggiero. “She brings experience, substantial accomplishment, and sensitive intelligence to our painting collection. Hugh McKean was careful to tell me from the very beginning, ‘We are not just a Tiffany Museum.’ We are now at the point where we can, with Regina’s help, give more attention to our paintings, prints, and drawings while our Curator and Collection Manager Jennifer Thalheimer can dedicate even more time to our Tiffany and decorative arts collections.”

The Morse Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American designer and artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and art and architectural objects from Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art.

We took a tour of the museum’s neon sign collection in May 2016 and you can see our photos by clicking HERE.

Brendan O'Connor

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