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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS MONTH-LONG EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY MASSIMO LISTRI OF THE GREAT LIBRARIES OF EUROPE

SHOW COINCIDES WITH THE REOPENING OF THE MORGAN'S ORIGINAL 1906 LIBRARY AND INCLUDES TWENTY-THREE LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF SUCH MAGNIFICENT ROOMS AS TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY, DUBLIN

Great European Libraries: Photographs by Massimo Listri Opens December 10

New York, NY, November 19, 2010—In 1902, when Pierpont Morgan commissioned Charles Follen McKim to design a library to house his growing collection of books and manuscripts, the architect conceived an Italianate marble villa that paid homage to the High Renaissance. 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 that similarly use fine wood, marble, and other precious materials to create an opulent setting for books. Great European Libraries: Photographs by Massimo Listri is on view from December 10, 2010 through January 9, 2011.

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Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.