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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS MAJOR EXHIBITION DOCUMENTING THE PRACTICE OF DIARY KEEPING BY WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND OTHER CELEBRATED FIGURES SHOW INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF JOURNALS KEPT BY HENRY DAVID THOREAU, SIR WALTER SCOTT, CHARLOTTE BRONTË, JOHN STEINBECK, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, BOB DYLAN, AND MANY OTHERS
Released December 10, 2010

Drawn from the Morganís own extraordinary holdings, The Diary: Three Centuries of Privates Lives is on view from January 21 through May 22, 2011.
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DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF FASHION DESIGNER KASPER TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM BEGINNING JANUARY 21 SHOW INCLUDES OUTSTANDING WORKS FROM THE LATE RENAISSANCE AS WELL AS MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Released December 8, 2010

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs is on view through May 1, 2011.
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MANUSCRIPTS BY COMPOSERS SUCH AS MOZART, BEETHOVEN, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY, SCHUBERT, AND MAHLER TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM'S WEB SITE
Released December 15, 2010

The Morgan Library & Museum has announced that on December 20, 2010, it will make digital versions of more than forty celebrated music manuscripts from its extraordinary permanent collection available on its Web site for the first time.
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COME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released November 29, 2010

The Morgan Library & Museum offers a full program of festive holiday activities including concerts, family fun day, and special holiday shopping and dining.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS MONTH-LONG EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY MASSIMO LISTRI OF THE GREAT LIBRARIES OF EUROPE
Released November 19, 2010

On the occasion of the most extensive restoration of the McKim building's sumptuous interiors in over a hundred years, The Morgan Library & Museum presents an exhibition of photographs by Massimo Listri documenting iconic European libraries.
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DICKENS'S ORIGINAL A CHRISTMAS CAROL ON VIEW BEGINNING NOVEMBER 30 AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released Ocotber 29, 2010

Visitors can view the original manuscript by Dickens in a special presentation in the museum's newly restored McKim Building.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM'S LANDMARK McKIM BUILDING TO REOPEN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 AFTER FIRST MAJOR INTERIOR RESTORATION SINCE ITS CONSTRUCTION IN 1906
Released October 21, 2010

The project provides enhanced exhibition space for the institution and enables the Morgan to share with the public more treasures from its world-renowned permanent collection.
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THE MORGAN TO PRESENT EXHIBITION OF RARE PHOTOGRAPHS AND SILENT FILM FOOTAGE DOCUMENTING THE FIRST WORLD WAR'S IMPACT ON FRANCE
Released July 20, 2010

This remarkable 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 during and after World War I.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SELECTION OF DRAWINGS AND SKETCHBOOKS BY EDGAR DEGAS
Released July 20, 2010

The exhibition opens September 24, 2010, and features some twenty exceptional drawings by Degas, along with two of his sketchbooks.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO HOLD FIRST EXHIBITION DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO ROY LICHTENSTEIN'S BLACK-AND-WHITE DRAWINGS
Released July 9, 2010

Opening September 24, 2010, the exhibition presents an important series of large-scale, black-and-white works as a group for the first time and examines Lichtenstein's less known exploration of the medium of drawing.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, TO PRESENT NEW MARK TWAIN EXHIBITION IN CELEBRATION OF THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE LEGENDARY AUTHOR
Released June 23, 2010

Opening September 17, 2010, the exhibition includes more than 120 rare books, letters, notebooks, diaries, photographs, and drawings associated with the author's life and work. Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress is on view through January 2, 2011.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT THREE SCULPTURES BY MARK DI SUVERO BEGINNING JUNE 16
Released June 4, 2010

The exhibition is the first of contemporary sculpture at the Morgan and will run through Sunday, September 12.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM'S HISTORIC MCKIM BUILDING TO UNDERGO FIRST MAJOR INTERIOR RESTORATION SINCE ITS CONSTRUCTION IN 1906
Released May 13, 2010

Beginning in June 2010, The Morgan Library & Museum's iconic McKim building will undergo the most extensive restoration of its interior spaces since its construction more than one hundred years ago.
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MAGNA CARTA TO GO ON VIEW WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released April 20, 2010

This extremely rare and important document came to New York for a special event for Oxford University but could not be returned to Britain because of the disruption to air traffic caused by the recent volcanic ash cloud.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT EXTREMELY RARE ASSYRIAN STONE TABLET DATING TO THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY B.C.
Released April 8, 2010

An inscribed tablet from the Middle Assyrian period of Mesopotamia will go on view at The Morgan Library & Museum from April 13 through September 5, 2010.
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DEFINING BEAUTY: ALBRECHT DÜRER AT THE MORGAN TO OPEN MAY 18
Released March 10, 2010

This exhibition is the first in more than twenty years to feature all the Morgan's works by one of the world's iconic artists.
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THE ART AND POETRY OF NATURE—NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION EXPLORES THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT'S INFLUENCE ON LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN DESIGN
Released March 5, 2010

Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design is on view May 21 through August 29, 2010, and features approximately ninety highly influential texts and outstanding works of art.
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FIRST OF TWO EXHIBITIONS OF LETTERS BY J. D. SALINGER TO GO ON VIEW AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 16
Released February 23, 2010

Letters Were Sent By Reclusive Author To Michael Mitchell, Dust Jacket Designer Of The Acclaimed Novel The Catcher In The Rye.
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EXHIBITION OF RARELY SEEN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS BY ANDREA PALLADIO TO GO ON VIEW AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM APRIL 2
Released February 15, 2010

A collection of thirty-one drawings by Palladio from the outstanding collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust is on view in a special exhibition from April 2 through August 1, 2010.
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SUPERB FLEMISH ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM BEGINNING JANUARY 22
Released November 30, 2009

The exhibition includes examples from major illuminators from this prolific creative period encompassing the late Middle Ages and the northern Renaissance.
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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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