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THE MORGAN TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ITALIAN DRAWINGS BY SUCH MASTERS AS RAPHAEL, MICHELANGELO, AND PARMIGIANINO
Released November 13, 2009

Featuring more than eighty works selected almost exclusively from the Morgan's exceptional collection of Italian drawings, the exhibition brings to light the intense artistic activity in Rome from the Renaissance to the beginning of the Baroque period.
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THE HOURS OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES—ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS—TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM BEGINNING JANUARY 22
Released September 18, 2009

Titled Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, the show includes nearly a hundred individual pages from the lavishly painted manuscript, which has been disbound for this special occasion.
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DICKENS'S ORIGINAL A CHRISTMAS CAROL ON VIEW BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20 AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
October 20, 2009

Beginning on November 20, visitors to The Morgan Library & Museum can view the original manuscript by Dickens in a special presentation in the museum's famed McKim Building.
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THE MORGAN PRESENTS SPECIAL, LIMITED-RUN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FROM CHILDREN'S CLASSIC WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE BY MAURICE SENDAK
Released September 24, 2009

The Morgan Library & Museum will present a special exhibition of original drawings and manuscript pages from the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (b. 1928) from October 6 to November 1, 2009.
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THE MORGAN PRESENTS EXHIBITION ON THE GREATAND ENDURINGLY POPULAR NOVELIST JANE AUSTEN
Released September 18, 2009

The extraordinary life, work, and legacy of one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Jane Austen (1775–1817), are the focus of a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum from November 6, 2009, through March 14, 2010.
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POET, PAINTER, ENGRAVER, CREATOR OF ILLUMINATED BOOKS—NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION PRESENTS THE GENIUS OF WILLIAM BLAKE
Released August 1, 2009

Many of Blake's most spectacular watercolors, prints, and illuminated books of poetry will be on view from September 11, 2009, to January 3, 2010.
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THE MORGAN TO DISPLAY ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS FROM MADAMA BUTTERFLY AND LA BOHÈME IN NEW EXHIBITION ON GIACOMO PUCCINI
Released July 24, 2009

The life and art of one of opera's iconic figures, composer Giacomo Puccini, is the subject of a new exhibition opening September 15 at The Morgan Library & Museum.
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MAJOR EXHIBITION OF FRENCH DRAWINGS TO OPEN OCTOBER 2 AT THE MORGAN
Released July 10, 2009

On view from October 2, 2009, through January 3, 2010, the show features more than eighty exceptional drawings almost exclusively from the Morgan's renowned holdings from this era.
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PAGES FROM ITS RENOWNED MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE COLLECTIONS BEGINNING JUNE 19
Released April 15, 2009

In an exhibition entitled Pages of Gold: Medieval Illuminations from the Morgan, fifty of the Morgan's finest single leaves—many of which were acquired by Pierpont Morgan and twelve of which are being displayed for the first time—are on view.
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THE MORGAN RECEIVES IMPORTANT GIFT OF FORTY DRAWINGS FROM ARTIST JIM DINE (PDF)
Released April 3, 2009

The Morgan Library & Museum announced it has received a promised gift from artist Jim Dine of forty works on paper known as The Glyptotek Drawings. The series was inspired by Greek and Roman sculpture, primarily from the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, and was created in 1987–88.
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NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION EXAMINES THE ARTISTRY AND INNOVATION OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY STAGE DESIGN
Released April 1, 2009

Show Features Drawings, Watercolor Illustrations, Musical Scores, and Related Material from the Russian Avant-Garde to the American Theater of the 1960s.
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THE MORGAN TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SELECTION OF RECENT ACQUISITIONS BEGINNING APRIL 17
Works Range from Drawings by Rembrandt and Matisse to Contemporary Masters, such as Helen Frankenthaler and Red Grooms; from Letters by van Gogh and Oscar Wilde to a Beethoven Manuscript and an Exquisite Renaissance Prayer Book
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EUGENE V. AND CLARE THAW TO GIVE OIL SKETCH COLLECTION JOINTLY TO THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (PDF)
Released January 23, 2009

Noted collectors Eugene V. and Clare Thaw announced today the intention to give their collection of 135 oil sketches jointly to The Morgan Library & Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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STUDYING NATURE: OIL SKETCHES FROM THE THAW COLLECTION
Released November 19, 2008

The exhibition focuses on the artistry and technique of the sketch by practitioners such as Valenciennes, Corot, and Constable.
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A SENSE OF HUMOR WHEN ECONOMIC TIMES ARE TOUGH—THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS NEW YORKER CARTOON EXHIBITION "ON THE MONEY"
Released November 10, 2008

Celebrating the art of the cartoonist, On the Money: Cartoons for The New Yorker 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 the many ways in which it defines us.
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THE THAW COLLECTION OF MASTER DRAWINGS: ACQUISITIONS SINCE 2002
Released November 4, 2008

Recently acquired drawings from the spectacular private holdings of collector Eugene V. Thaw are the subject of an extraordinary new exhibition.
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