It is, we think, yourself.” Founding director Hugh Mc Kean’s abiding presence at the Morse Museum of American Art is being more keenly felt than ever of late, thanks to a retrospective exhibit that reflects the whimsical spirit of the iconic artist-educator, who died in 1995 but whose legacy lives on in a variety of ways.
Known for its narrow, tree-lined fairways and postage stamp greens that are heavily guarded by bunkers, the golf course presents a formidable test to even the most skilled golfers.
The Dinky Bird by Maxfield Parrish was originally an illustration for a poem of the same name published in the Ladies Home Journal.
Writes Mc Kean: “We will never know about that Dinky-Bird because there isn’t anything to know. The picture, it seems to us, is a meticulous, shimmering reverie, a reminder of moments you must never forget.
In 1974, retired from Rollins and concentrating full time on the museum, Mc Kean rescued a trove of elaborate Tiffany windows from a soon-to-be-demolished, 19th-century chapel owned by an organization with an equally elaborate name: The Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged Indigent Females. Murrah Civic Center on April 23 during an event that benefits Ronald Mc Donald House Charities of Central Florida.
That Christmas, Mc Kean illuminated and displayed the windows in Central Park, and in subsequent years enhanced the otherworldly setting by providing a rented camel. In addition to ice cream, there’ll be live entertainment, face painting, a cake walk, games, door prizes, a silent auction and more. Run for the Trees: Jeannette Genius Mc Kean Memorial 5K.