The Morgan Library & Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Morgan Library & Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Joseph Cornell “The Saint-Exupéry Dossier”

    Joseph Cornell “The Saint-Exupéry Dossier”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2018-05-20 - 2018-06-24

    To mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story The Little Prince, the Morgan presents five newly discovered drawings by the author as well as intimate...More »

  • poster for Thomas Gainsborough “Experiments in Drawing”

    Thomas Gainsborough “Experiments in Drawing”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2018-05-11 - 2018-08-19

    The eighteenth-century British master Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is celebrated for his portraiture and for his depictions of rural landscapes. Although he was best known as a painter, he was also...More »

  • poster for “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

    “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2018-03-13 - 2018-07-08

    The Morgan is home to some of the world’s greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. Treasures...More »

  • poster for Peter Hujar “Speed of Life”

    Peter Hujar “Speed of Life”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-01-26 - 2018-05-20

    The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music,...More »

  • poster for “Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

    “Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-08-15 - 2018-03-18

    During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence...More »

  • poster for “Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age” Exhibition

    “Poussin, Claude, and French Drawing in the Classical Age” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2017-06-16 - 2017-10-15

    The French refer to the seventeenth century as the Grand Siècle, or the Great Century. Under the rule of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, the period saw a dramatic increase in French political and military power,...More »

  • poster for “Henry James and American Painting” Exhibition

    “Henry James and American Painting” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-06-09 - 2017-09-10

    In 1884, Henry James (1843–1916) wrote in The Art of Fiction: The analogy between the art of the painter and the art of the novelist is, so far as I am able to see, complete. Their inspiration is the...More »

  • poster for “Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia” Exhibition

    “Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-05-26 - 2017-08-27

    Animal representations in the sculptural arts of the ancient Near East are remarkable for their evocative expressive power. Beautiful and durable, these artworks have withstood the millennia and preserve...More »

  • poster for “Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962” Exhibition

    “Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-09-30 - 2017-01-02

    In the mid-1940s, French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) shocked the art establishment with his paintings inspired by children’s drawings, graffiti, and the art of psychiatric patients. Rejecting conventional...More »

  • poster for Hans Memling “Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece”

    Hans Memling “Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-09-02 - 2017-01-08

    Completed around 1470 in Bruges, Hans Memling’s Triptych of Jan Crabbe was dismembered in the 18th century and has never before been reconstructed for an American audience. Two panels from the altarpiece...More »

  • poster for “Rocks and Mountains: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

    “Rocks and Mountains: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-07-19 - 2017-02-26

    During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. Rugged topography emerged as an important motif...More »

  • poster for “Trees: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

    “Trees: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-24 - 2016-07-10

    During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. Trees, individually and in stands, emerged as an...More »

  • poster for “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

    “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-11-17 - 2016-03-16

    The Morgan is home to some of the world’s greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. Treasures...More »

  • poster for “Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol” Exhibition

    “Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts
    • 2015-11-17 - 2016-01-10

    Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens’s original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan’s historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity...More »

  • poster for “Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts” Exhibition

    “Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2015-10-30 - 2016-01-18

    World renowned for his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and cut-outs, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) also embraced the printed book as a means of artistic expression. Between 1912 and his death in 1954, he...More »

  • poster for Martin Puryear “Multiple Dimensions”

    Martin Puryear “Multiple Dimensions”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-10-09 - 2016-01-10

    One of the most important contemporary American sculptors, Martin Puryear (b. 1941) has also made drawings throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to highlight the important role that drawing...More »

  • poster for Ernest Hemingway “Between Two Wars”

    Ernest Hemingway “Between Two Wars”

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts
    • 2015-09-25 - 2015-12-31

    This is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work of Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century. Organized in partnership with the John...More »

  • poster for “Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions” Exhibition

    “Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-02-13 - 2015-05-24

    This exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of the Morgan Library & Museum’s pivotal decision to collect and exhibit modern and contemporary drawings. Long noted for its holdings of Old Master drawings,...More »

  • poster for “Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff” Exhibition

    “Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2015-02-06 - 2015-05-03

    Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff offers startling illuminations—recent gifts to the Morgan—created by this contemporary artist. The ten folios of “You Renew the Face of the Earth”...More »

  • poster for “Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum” Exhibition

    “Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-01-23 - 2015-05-17

    In 1777 the great Italian draftsman, etcher, and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi visited the haunting and majestic archaeological site of Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno south of Naples. He produced...More »

  • poster for “Exploring France: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

    “Exploring France: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2015-01-13 - 2015-10-04

    During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. French artists often traveled to Italy to study,...More »

  • poster for “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

    “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other
    • 2015-01-13 - 2015-05-10

    The Morgan is home to some of the world’s greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. Treasures...More »

  • poster for “A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan” Exhibition

    “A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation
    • 2014-06-20 - 2015-08-23

    American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) has created a large-scale, site-specific installation at the Morgan inspired by its great collection of medieval Books of Hours—beautiful, hand-painted works that...More »

  • poster for “Sky Studies: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

    “Sky Studies: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-06-01 - 2014-12-28

    During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. In a treatise offering advice to students of landscape...More »

  • poster for “Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France” Exhibition

    “Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Art Talk
    • 2014-05-30 - 2014-09-14

    The Master of Claude de France was one of the last great French illuminators. His was a fine and delicate style, characterized by the use of subtle lilacs, mauves and roses, juxtaposed with chartreuse...More »

  • poster for “A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany” Exhibition

    “A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Art Talk
    • 2014-05-30 - 2014-09-07

    Organized by the Morgan and London’s Courtauld Gallery, A Dialogue with Nature explores aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from the 1760s to 1840s. The exhibition draws upon the...More »

  • poster for “Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection” Exhibition

    “Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Prints - Art Talk
    • 2014-05-20 - 2014-09-07

    Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a cultural benefactor and former New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. This exhibition brings...More »

  • poster for “The Little Prince: A New York Story” Exhibition

    “The Little Prince: A New York Story” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2014-01-24 - 2014-04-27

    Since its publication seventy years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince has captivated millions of readers throughout the world. It may come as a surprise that this French tale of an interstellar...More »

  • poster for “Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings” Exhibition

    “Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-01-17 - 2014-05-11

    This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum. Compared to works from other major European schools, Spanish drawings have long been considered uncharted...More »

  • poster for “Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin” Exhibition

    “Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2013-10-25 - 2014-02-02

    For the first time in New York, the Morgan presents Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary Codex on the Flight of Birds, and one of his most celebrated drawings, the Head of a Young Woman, which served as a...More »

  • poster for “Beethoven’s Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited” Exhibition

    “Beethoven’s Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2013-10-08 - 2013-12-01

    As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic copyist scores of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, marking the first time they have been brought...More »

  • poster for “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul” Exhibition

    “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other - Other
    • 2013-10-04 - 2014-01-26

    The works of Edgar Allan Poe have frightened and thrilled readers for more than one hundred-fifty years. “Terror of the Soul”—inspired by the preface to “Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque”—explores...More »

  • poster for “Lose not heart: J. D. Salinger’s Letters to an Aspiring Writer” Exhibition

    “Lose not heart: J. D. Salinger’s Letters to an Aspiring Writer” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2013-09-10 - 2014-01-12

    Between 1941 and 1943 J. D. Salinger sent nine letters and postcards to Marjorie Sheard, an aspiring Canadian writer. This important collection of documents, acquired by the Morgan in April 2013, sheds...More »

  • poster for “Reflections on a Nation: American Writings from the Gilder Lehrman Collection” Exhibition

    “Reflections on a Nation: American Writings from the Gilder Lehrman Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other - Product
    • 2013-09-10 - 2014-01-12

    This fall, the Morgan will display a selection of exceptional documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the country’s foremost archives of Americana. The selection represents...More »

  • poster for Monika Grzymala “Volumen”

    Monika Grzymala “Volumen”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-07-19 - 2013-11-03

    This summer the Morgan will continue its annual sculpture series with a large-scale installation by Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala. This site-specific work will be composed of thousands of sheets...More »

  • poster for “Old Masters, Newly Acquired” Exhibition

    “Old Masters, Newly Acquired” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2013-05-31 - 2013-10-06

    “Old Masters, Newly Acquired” explores the recent growth of the Morgan’s collection of drawings made before 1900. The past three years have been an exceptionally robust period during which important gifts,...More »

  • poster for “Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art” Exhibition

    “Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other
    • 2013-05-17 - 2013-09-15

    When Christ changed bread and wine into his body and blood at the Last Supper, he instituted the Eucharist and established the central act of Christian worship. For medieval Christians, the Eucharist (the...More »

  • poster for “Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney” Exhibition

    “Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-05-10 - 2013-09-08

    Subliming Vessel is the first museum exhibition devoted to Matthew Barney’s works on paper. Featuring nearly one hundred drawings spanning the artist’s career to date, the exhibition will include Barney’s...More »

  • poster for “New Acquisition: The Saint John’s Bible” Exhibition

    “New Acquisition: The Saint John’s Bible” Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy - Prints
    • 2013-05-07 - 2013-08-25

    In 1998 Saint John’s University commissioned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a fully illuminated luxury manuscript of the Bible. Jackson and his team of artists completed The Saint John’s Bible...More »

  • poster for “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

    “Treasures from the Vault” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2013-05-07 - 2013-10-06

    The Morgan is home to some of the world’s greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. Treasures...More »

  • poster for "Drawing Surrealism" Exhibition

    "Drawing Surrealism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-01-25 - 2013-04-21

    Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing...More »

  • poster for "Treasures from the Vault" Exhibition

    "Treasures from the Vault" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Other
    • 2013-01-15 - 2013-05-05

    "Treasures from the Vault" offers a changing selection of works drawn from the Morgan's celebrated collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters...More »

  • poster for "Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper" Exhibition

    "Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-07-20 - 2012-10-14

    Josef Albers (1888–1976) is best known for his series of paintings, "Homage to the Square," in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known...More »

  • poster for Robert Wilson/Philip Glass "Einstein on the Beach"

    Robert Wilson/Philip Glass "Einstein on the Beach"

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    • Media: Illustration - Other - Media Arts
    • 2012-07-13 - 2012-11-04

    Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in...More »

  • poster for Ellsworth Kelly "Sculpture"

    Ellsworth Kelly "Sculpture"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-06-19 - 2012-09-09

    Three major sculptures by renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly are now on view as part of the Morgan's summer sculpture program in the Gilbert Court. Spare and elegant, Kelly's free-standing totemic...More »

  • poster for "Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2012-05-18 - 2012-09-23

    Featuring some seventy masterpieces of drawings, books, maps, and letters from the Morgan's rich holdings, the exhibition "Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan"chronicles the artistic production...More »

  • poster for Dan Flavin "Drawing"

    Dan Flavin "Drawing"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-02-17 - 2012-07-01

    Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin was also an avid draftsman. This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his...More »

  • poster for "Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection" Exhibition

    "Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-01-20 - 2012-04-29

    Bolstered by a new political independence, economic prosperity, and maritime supremacy, the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century witnessed a rich artistic flourishing. This exhibition features over...More »

  • poster for Robert Burns and "Auld Lang Syne"

    Robert Burns and "Auld Lang Syne"

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2011-12-09 - 2012-02-05

    Every December 31, tens of millions of people raise their voices with friends and family in a chorus of "Auld Lang Syne," bidding farewell to the past year and looking forward to a promising new one. But...More »

  • poster for "Charles Dickens at 200" Exhibition

    "Charles Dickens at 200" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2011-09-23 - 2012-02-12

    Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was Britain's first true literary superstar. In his time, he attracted international adulation, and many of his books became instant classics. Today, his popularity continues...More »

  • poster for "David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre" Exhibition

    "David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-09-23 - 2011-12-31

    From the time of the French Revolution of 1789 through the reign of King Louis-Philippe and the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852, an incredible concentration of artistic talent brought its collective...More »

  • poster for "Ingres at the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Ingres at the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-09-09 - 2011-11-27

    This exhibition presents seventeen exceptional drawings and three letters by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), one of the greatest draftsman and portraitists in French history. Spanning the artist's...More »

  • poster for Xu Bing "The Living Word"

    Xu Bing "The Living Word"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-07-19 - 2011-10-02

    A reflection on language and the nature of writing has been at the core of Xu Bing's art since the beginning of his career in China during the mid-1980s. It is therefore particularly fitting that the Morgan,...More »

  • poster for "Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art" Exhibition

    "Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2011-06-03 - 2011-10-02

    From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are full of lists—some dashed off quickly, others beautifully illustrated, all providing insight into the personalities and habits of their...More »

  • poster for “The Morgan–Renzo Piano Building Workshop Project with a Brief History” Exhibition

    “The Morgan–Renzo Piano Building Workshop Project with a Brief History” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2011-05-22 - 2013-05-01

    The Morgan expansion project is the subject of a special exhibition that begins with a historical survey of the site from the 1850s through today. The expansion project is represented by drawings, models,...More »

  • poster for "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands" Exhibition

    "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Prints - Fashion
    • 2011-05-20 - 2011-09-04

    This exhibition will explore the evolution of fashionable clothing in Northern Europe—from the fashion revolution of the early fourteenth century to the dawn of the Renaissance. Drawn from the Morgan's...More »

  • poster for Jim Dine "The Glyptotek Drawings"

    Jim Dine "The Glyptotek Drawings"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-05-20 - 2011-09-04

    Painter, sculptor, poet, and draftsman, Jim Dine (American, born 1935) began his career in the early 1960s, participating in Happenings and the Pop Art movement. In the 1970s, draftsmanship became central...More »

  • poster for "The Age of Elegance: The Joan Taub Ades Collection" Exhibition

    "The Age of Elegance: The Joan Taub Ades Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-05-13 - 2011-08-28

    Over thirty old master drawings by French, Italian, and Northern artists of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries are featured in this exhibition, with a particular concentration of works by eighteenth-century...More »

  • poster for "The Changing Face of William Shakespeare" Exhibition

    "The Changing Face of William Shakespeare" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2011-02-04 - 2011-05-01

    In 2009, when the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon unveiled a previously unknown portrait painting with strong claims to be the only surviving life-time portrait of William Shakespeare,...More »

  • poster for "Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs" Exhibition

    "Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2011-01-21 - 2011-05-01

    The Morgan Library & Museum presents over one hundred drawings and photographs from the collection assembled by American fashion designer Herbert Kasper—known simply as Kasper. The collection, exceptional...More »

  • poster for "The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives" Exhibition

    "The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Other
    • 2011-01-21 - 2011-05-22

    Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) relied on her diary to escape stifling work as a schoolteacher; Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) confided his loneliness and self-doubt; John Steinbeck (1902–1968) struggled...More »

  • poster for "Lichtenstein in Context: Drawing in the 1960s" Art Talk

    "Lichtenstein in Context: Drawing in the 1960s" Art Talk

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    • Media: Painting - Art Talk
    • 2010-11-20 - 2010-11-20

    This half-day symposium explores the role of drawing in the 1960s in the work of Lichtenstein and his contemporaries. It will address the technique, style, and function of drawing in Pop, Minimal, and...More »

  • poster for Inaugural Exhibition to Celebrate Major Interior Restoration

    Inaugural Exhibition to Celebrate Major Interior Restoration

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Sculpture
    • 2010-10-21 - 2010-10-30

    On October 30, The Morgan Library & Museum's landmark McKim building will reopen to the public following the completion of the most extensive restoration of its interior spaces since its construction...More »

  • poster for Roy Lichtenstein "The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968"

    Roy Lichtenstein "The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-09-24 - 2011-01-02

    Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) has long been considered one of the key figures in the development of Pop Art. His signature brightly colored paintings are cornerstones of museum collections the world over....More »

  • poster for Edgar Degas "Drawings and Sketchbooks"

    Edgar Degas "Drawings and Sketchbooks"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-09-24 - 2011-01-23

    Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Emilie Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs, 1877–85, pastel over lithograph. Thaw Collection, 1997.88. Degas (1834–1917), founding member of the Impressionist...More »

  • poster for Anne Morgan "War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917–1924"

    Anne Morgan "War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917–1924"

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    • Media: Photography - Film
    • 2010-09-03 - 2010-11-21

    This exhibition brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken by a small team of American women volunteers who left comfortable lives in the United States to devote themselves to relief work in France...More »

  • poster for "Mark di Suvero at the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Mark di Suvero at the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-06-16 - 2010-09-12

    Three sculptures by Mark di Suvero are on view in the multi-story, glass-enclosed atrium designed by architect Renzo Piano. The exhibition is the first of contemporary sculpture at the Morgan. The works...More »

  • poster for "Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design" Exhibitions

    "Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design" Exhibitions

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other
    • 2010-05-21 - 2010-08-29

    Scenic vistas, winding paths, bucolic meadows, and rustic retreats suitable for solitary contemplation are just a few of the alluring naturalistic features of gardens created in the Romantic spirit. Landscape...More »

  • poster for "Defining Beauty: Albrecht Dürer at the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Defining Beauty: Albrecht Dürer at the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2010-05-14 - 2010-09-12

    Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), preeminent master of the German Renaissance, transformed drawing in northern Europe. Using his unrivaled talent as a draftsman and the force of his powerful artistic persona,...More »

  • poster for "Written in Stone: Historic Inscriptions from the Ancient Near East, ca. 2500 B.C.–550 B.C." Exhibition

    "Written in Stone: Historic Inscriptions from the Ancient Near East, ca. 2500 B.C.–550 B.C." Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture
    • 2010-04-13 - 2010-09-05

    An inscribed tablet from the Middle Assyrian period of Mesopotamia records and commemorates the restoration of the temple of the goddess Ishtar in the capital city of Assur. The extremely rare object is...More »

  • poster for "Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey" Exhibition

    "Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture
    • 2010-04-02 - 2010-08-01

    "Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey" features thirty-one original Palladio drawings from the Royal Institute of British Architects. These exquisite drawings, which were exhibited only once...More »

  • poster for "Rome After Raphael" Exhibition

    "Rome After Raphael" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-01-22 - 2010-05-09

    Featuring more than eighty works drawn almost exclusively from the Morgan's exceptional collection of Italian drawings, Rome After Raphael illuminates artistic production in Rome from the Renaissance to...More »

  • poster for "Flemish Illumination in the Era of Catherine of Cleves" Exhibition

    "Flemish Illumination in the Era of Catherine of Cleves" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Other
    • 2010-01-22 - 2010-05-02

    This exhibition of eighteen manuscripts illuminated in the area of Flanders in the southern Netherlands (today part of Belgium) celebrates the variety of styles from the last great flowering of Flemish...More »

  • poster for "Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves" Exhibition

    "Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2010-01-22 - 2010-05-02

    "The Hours of Catherine of Cleves" is the most important and lavish of all Dutch manuscripts as well as one of the most beautiful among the Morgan's collection. Commissioned by Catherine of Cleves around...More »

  • poster for "A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy" Exhibition

    "A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Film
    • 2009-11-06 - 2010-03-14

    This exhibition explores the life, work, and legacy of Jane Austen (1775–1817), regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. Offering a close-up portrait of the iconic British author, whose popularity...More »

  • poster for "Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak" Exhibition

    "Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-10-06 - 2009-11-01

    This special exhibition features original drawings and manuscript pages from the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak (b. 1928). The exhibition presents a rare opportunity...More »

  • "The Informed Eye: An Expert Look at Print Collecting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-10-03 - 2009-10-03

    Produced in cooperation with the International Fine Print Dealers Association, the forum will explore the criteria used to look at and purchase prints as a genre of collecting. Panelists: Deborah Wye,...More »

  • poster for "Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings" Exhibition

    "Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-10-02 - 2010-01-03

    The exhibition features more than eighty exceptional drawings almost exclusively from the Morgan's renowned holdings. The efflorescence of the ancien régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop...More »

  • poster for "Celebrating Puccini" Exhibition

    "Celebrating Puccini" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Other
    • 2009-09-11 - 2010-01-10

    The life and music of one of opera's iconic figures, composer Giacomo Puccini, is the subject of "Celebrating Puccini." On view are approximately forty items related to Puccini's career, including rarely...More »

  • poster for "William Blake's World: 'A New Heaven Is Begun'" Exhibition

    "William Blake's World: 'A New Heaven Is Begun'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other
    • 2009-09-11 - 2010-01-03

    Visionary and nonconformist William Blake (1757–1827) is a singular figure in the history of Western art and literature: a poet, painter, and printmaker. Ambitiously creative, Blake had an abiding interest...More »

  • poster for "Pages of Gold: Medieval Illuminations from the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Pages of Gold: Medieval Illuminations from the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy - Other
    • 2009-06-19 - 2009-09-13

    This exhibition comprises nearly sixty lavish single leaves, dating from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Pierpont Morgan, the preeminent collector of complete medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,...More »

  • poster for "Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera" Exhibitions

    "Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera" Exhibitions

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-05-22 - 2009-08-16

    rawn from the Morgan's collection, the exhibition examines the origins of modern scenic design and chronicles the evolution of stage sets during the highly innovative period of ca. 1900 to 1970. Modern...More »

  • poster for "New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004" Exhibition

    "New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Other
    • 2009-04-17 - 2009-10-18

    Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, the exhibition includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated...More »

  • poster for "On the Money: Cartoons for The New Yorker From the Melvin R. Seiden Collection" Exhibition

    "On the Money: Cartoons for The New Yorker From the Melvin R. Seiden Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2009-01-23 - 2009-05-24

    Celebrating the art of the cartoonist, the exhibition features approximately eighty original drawings by some of The New Yorker's most talented and beloved artists who have tackled the theme of money and...More »

  • poster for "The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings: Acquisitions Since 2002" Exhibition

    "The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings: Acquisitions Since 2002" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-01-23 - 2009-05-03

    Recently acquired drawings from the spectacular private holdings of collector Eugene V. Thaw are the subject of an extraordinary new exhibition. The show features more than eighty works that have been...More »

  • poster for "Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection" Exhibition

    "Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-23 - 2009-08-30

    Intimately scaled sketches made in oils and executed in nature are the subject of a new exhibition which presents more than twenty works drawn from the collection of Eugene V. and Clare Thaw, which chronicles...More »

  • poster for "Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-12-05 - 2009-03-29

    One of the Morgan's core strengths is its collection of historically and artistically significant bookbindings. Begun energetically by Pierpont Morgan himself before the turn of the twentieth century,...More »

  • poster for "Italian Treasures from the Calabria Region" Exhibition

    "Italian Treasures from the Calabria Region" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-11-12 - 2008-12-07

    On view for the first time in the United States are 10 extraordinary objects that highlight the splendid yet relatively little-known artistic achievements of Calabria, the southernmost part of the Italian...More »

  • poster for "John Milton’s Paradise Lost" Exhibition

    "John Milton’s Paradise Lost" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other
    • 2008-10-07 - 2009-01-04

    John Milton's "Paradise Lost" celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton (1608–1674) with an exhibition drawn from the Morgan's collection of the English poet's work, which includes the...More »

  • poster for "Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors" Exhibition

    "Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-09-19 - 2009-01-04

    A dignified elephant, dressed in a green suit and wearing a yellow crown, walks upright across the page. This image— both absurd and endearing— has become instantly recognizable to several generations...More »

  • poster for "Liszt in Paris: Enduring Encounters" Exhibition

    "Liszt in Paris: Enduring Encounters" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other
    • 2008-08-29 - 2008-11-16

    When the 12-year-old Franz Liszt (1811–1886) arrived in Paris in 1823 with his parents, he had already astounded audiences with his extraordinary musical gifts in his native Hungary, as well as in Germany...More »

  • poster for Philip Guston "Works on Paper"

    Philip Guston "Works on Paper"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-05-02 - 2008-08-31

    The first retrospective of Philip Guston's (1913–1980) drawings in twenty years, this exhibition is the only opportunity to view these drawings in America. Philip Guston was a prolific draftsman who often...More »

  • poster for "Illuminating the Medieval Hunt" Exhibition

    "Illuminating the Medieval Hunt" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-04-18 - 2008-08-10

    The most influential medieval treatise on hunting was "Livre de la chasse," written by Gaston Phoebus between 1387 and 1389. The forty-six surviving manuscripts and numerous printed editions of the text...More »

  • poster for "Draftsmen of the Medici Court: Drawings from the Morgan" Exhibition

    "Draftsmen of the Medici Court: Drawings from the Morgan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-02-29 - 2008-05-11

    As a complement to its current exhibition Michelangelo, Vasari, and Their Contemporaries: Drawings from the Uffizi, The Morgan Library & Museum presents from its rich permanent collection a select...More »

  • poster for "Michelangelo, Vasari, and Their Contemporaries Drawings from the Uffizi" Exhibition

    "Michelangelo, Vasari, and Their Contemporaries Drawings from the Uffizi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-01-25 - 2008-04-20

    Seventy-nine masterpieces of Renaissance drawing, including a number of rarely seen works, are on view in a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum entitled, Michelangelo, Vasari, and Their Contemporaries:...More »

  • Irving Penn "Close Encounters"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-01-18 - 2008-04-13

    Close Encounters showcases a group of sixty-seven portraits of notable subjects by Irving Penn (b. 1917), acquired by The Morgan Library & Museum in 2007. The exhibition demonstrates Penn's incredible...More »

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