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POET ROBERT BURNS AND THE CREATION OF THE BELOVED NEW YEAR'S EVE SONG "AULD LANG SYNE" IS THE SUBJECT OF A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released December 6, 2011

the exhibition features rare printed editions, a manuscript of the song in the poet's own hand, and selections from the Morgan's important collection of Burns letters.
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EXCEPTIONAL GROUP OF ILLUMINATED ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPTS AND HANDWRITTEN QUR'ANS TO BE SHOWN AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released September 8, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum is internationally acclaimed for its collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, but it may come as a surprise that it also possesses a number of important Islamic manuscripts dating from the late middle ages to the nineteenth century.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO HOLD MAJOR EXHIBITION THIS FALL CELEBRATING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF CHARLES DICKENS
Released August 8, 2011

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was Britain's first true literary superstar. In his time, he attracted international adulation on an unprecedented scale, and many of his books became instant classics.
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EIGHTY OUTSTANDING NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH DRAWINGS FROM THE LOUVRE TO GO ON VIEW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S. AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released August 4, 2011

This fall The Morgan Library & Museum will host an exhibition of eighty of the Musée du Louvre's finest drawings by artists working in France from the onset of the Revolution in 1789 through the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS SEVENTEEN MASTER DRAWINGS BY INGRES
Released July 10, 2011

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) is among an elite group of nineteenth-century French masters whose style is almost instantly recognizable.Arguably the greatest portraitist of his time, Ingres was a brilliant draftsman, and his drawings have long been prized along with his paintings.
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DRAWING TREASURES FROM THE LOUVRE, A CELEBRATION OF CHARLES DICKENS, AND RARE ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT PAINTINGS AMONG NOTABLE FALL 2011 EXHIBITIONS AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released August 11, 2011

Beginning in September, The Morgan Library & Museum will feature a seasonal suite of exhibitions ranging across art, literature, and music that promises to be one of its most exciting and appealing yet.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO LAUNCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF DRAWING FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE MODERN PERIOD
Released June 24, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum, announced today the creation of a new institute to support research in the drawings field and to nurture new generations of scholars and curators.
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XU BING'S SPECTACULAR THE LIVING WORD 3 TO GO ON VIEW JULY 15 AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Released May 20, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that Chinese artist Xu Bing will create a new, larger version of his celebrated work The Living Word specifically for the Morgan's soaring glass-enclosed Gilbert Court.
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LAWRENCE R. RICCIARDI NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Released May 19, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum—which houses one of the world's foremost collections of art, literature, and music—announced that Lawrence R. Ricciardi has been named President of its Board of Trustees.
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MOZART'S CHILDHOOD COMPOSITIONS, J. D. SALINGER LETTER, AND LORD BYRON'S DON JUAN MANUSCRIPT AMONG TREASURES DISPLAYED AT THE MORGAN THIS SUMMER
Released May 5, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that more than thirty rare works from its collections will be displayed beginning June 14 in the recently restored McKim building.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN PRESERVATION AWARD FROM THE PRESERVATION LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
Released May 4, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that the 2010 restoration of its original library, popularly known as the McKim building, has been honored with an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State.
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LISTMAKERS—NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM LOOKS AT THIS UNIVERSAL FORM OF DOCUMENTATION AMONG ARTISTS AND WRITERS SHOW FEATURES A WIDE VARIETY OF ITEMS FROM THE COMMON "TO-DO" TO LISTS OF BOOKS TO READ, APPOINTMENTS MADE, AND PLACES TO SEE
Released March 29, 2011

Beginning June 3, a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum celebrates this most common form of documentation by presenting an array of lists made by a broad range of artists, from Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder to H. L. Mencken, Eero Saarinen, Elaine de Kooning, and Lee Krasner.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO PRESENT OLD MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARTS PATRON JOAN TAUB ADES
Released March 29, 2011

The fine and diverse collection of Italian, French, and Northern European old master drawings assembled by Joan Taub Ades is the subject of a new exhibition, opening May 13 at The Morgan Library & Museum.
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NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION OF ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS EXPLORES THE EVOLUTION OF HIGH FASHION DURING THE LATE MIDDLE AGES
Released March 25, 2011

The complex and rich history of courtly fashion of the late Middle Ages as seen in the manuscripts and early printed books of the period is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum entitled Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT JIM DINE'S IMPORTANT "GLYPTOTEK DRAWINGS" FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK
Released March 23, 2011

Jim Dine's series of extraordinary drawings inspired by Greek and Roman sculpture and sourced primarily at the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, Germany will receive its first New York showing in a new exhibition opening May 20 at The Morgan Library & Museum.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PARTICIPATES IN THE MUSIC TREASURES CONSORTIUM WEB SITE HOSTED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Released March 15, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum is participating in the Library of Congress Music Treasures Consortium Web site, which gives online access to some of the world's most valued music manuscripts and printed scores.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM NAMES LINDA WOLK-SIMON TO HEAD ITS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DEPARTMENT OF DRAWINGS
Released February 25, 2011

William M. Griswold, Director of The Morgan Library & Museum, announced today the appointment of Linda Wolk-Simon as Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Head of the Morgan's renowned Department of Drawings and Prints.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM RECEIVES MAJOR BEQUEST FROM THE ESTATE OF FORMER DIRECTOR CHARLES RYSKAMP
Released January 14, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it has received a bequest of more than one hundred drawings and prints from the estate of former director Charles Ryskamp, who died on March 26, 2010.
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RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER AND ALBERT EINSTEIN'S ORIGINAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY NOTES AMONG NEW TREASURES ON VIEW IN THE MORGAN'S RESTORED McKIM BUILDING
Released December 15, 2010

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that a new group of highlights from its permanent collection will go on view February 15 in the newly restored McKim building.
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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS EXHIBITION FOCUSING ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SHAKESPEARE PORTRAIT QUESTION
Released January 4, 2010

When the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon- Avon unveiled a previously unidentified portrait with strong claims to be the only surviving contemporary likeness of William Shakespeare (1564–1616), it created an international stir.
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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 Morgan's 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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