A Visit to a Museum

The Chapel
The Pulpit
The Font
Venturing into the personal side of life, this past Saturday my wife and I visited the THE CHARLES HOSMER MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART “which houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago” (information taken from site). What a remarkable display of beauty and brilliance. Each piece contained such precision and clarity that it appeared to be capacious allabasters (or in this case vases) filled with poetry and chanting. In the period of one hour we studied each piece as carefully as possible attempting to decipher some new enigma in the mysterious colors of Louis Tiffany. However, the most enchanting of all parts was the chapel designed by Tiffany himself. A small chapel with the pulpit on the left, the altar at the center, and a baptismal font on the side; it was all it took for me to worship. The colors and the ambiance refreshed my weary soul and took me to the heavenlies. There in the quietness of the moment I prayed and wondered about the glory of God.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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