There are all sorts of free events at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park going on in February.
First off, admission to the museum itself, with its definitive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany works, is free between 4 and 8 p.m. Fridays — and that deal lasts until April.
Here are other free special events being offered:
• Ongoing, Tuesdays and Thursdays: Curator tours of Comfort Tiffany's Laurelton Hall in the new Tiffany Wing, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Space limited. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to visitors in the museum. No advance reservations.
• Friday, Feb. 1, Noon: Brown Bag Matinee. "Expo—Magic of the White City" film, part 2 (63 minutes). Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavilion, 161 W. Canton Ave. (just behind the museum).
• Friday, Feb. 8, Noon: Brown Bag Matinee. "The World's Greatest Fair: Saint Louis 1904" film, first hour (57 minutes). McKean Pavilion.
• Friday, Feb. 8, 5–8 p.m.: Flute-guitar duo provide live music
• Friday, Feb. 8, 5:15 p.m.: Family Tour. Prior to each Friday-night art demonstration, the Morse offers a docent-guided tour through the galleries for the whole family.
• Friday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.:Art Demonstration. Glass artists Ron Bearer Jr. and Rocio Bearer demonstrate flameworking techniques. With take-home activity for children. McKean Pavilion.
• Friday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.:Evening Curator Tour of New Tiffany Wing. Space limited. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to visitors in the museum. No advance reservations.
• Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m.: Exhibit Opening. "Lifelines — Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau." An exhibition of nearly 100 objects from the Morse collection exploring nature, sensuality and metamorphosis with the lively line and organic form of the international art phenomena of 1900.
• Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m.: Vignette Opening. "The Art of Fountain Pens." Vignette featuring more than a hundred fountain pens from the great names of the industry, including Waterman, Sheaffer, Parker and others. "The Art of Fountain Pens" will be organized into three groups—pens of the "golden age" from 1920 to 1940, and pens from the years before and after. The exhibit will be complemented by period advertisements, Tiffany desk sets, and other writing accessories.
• Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.: Lecture. "Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau from the Morse Collection." Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Morse curator and collection manager, will speak at the McKean Pavilion.
• Friday, Feb. 15, Noon:Brown Bag Matinee. "The World's Greatest Fair: Saint Louis 1904," second hour (56 minutes). McKean Pavilion.
• Friday, Feb. 22, Noon: Brown Bag Matinee. "Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Seattle's Forgotten World's Fair" film (60 minutes). McKean Pavilion.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is at 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $1 students, free for ages younger than 12. All visitors receive free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, November through April. For more information, call 407-645-5311 or go to http://www.morsemuseum.org.