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Triton Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Triton Museum Gala held on May 2, 2015 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the art museum founded by W. Robert Morgan and June Morgan, art lovers and breeders of Triton Morgan Horses. The history of the museum was captured by Curator Preston Metcalf who went through the archives and copied and framed news articles about the fascinating early history of the museum, its move from San Jose to the current location in Santa Clara in the 1960s and the building of the permanent museum in the 1980s.

The iconic work at the Triton is a full sized bronze of a Morgan Horse, modeled after Lippitt Pecos, which stands near the entrance. The piece was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Morgan as a gift to the museum and was sculpted by artist Sasha Schnittman.

The event was black tie optional and featured works of supportive artists and other donated items in silent auction format, along with other artwork on display. Many collectors, young and old, left with beautiful works and other gift items, all to the benefit of the Triton. The son of the founder, Robert H. Morgan was there with his wife, well known horse trainer, judge and instructor, Susan (Parks) Morgan. Two of the founders’ grandchildren were in attendance, Cory Morgan, current Museum board member and wife Lauren, and Kate Morgan, who left with two beautiful works purchased at the event.

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