Past Exhibitions

Henry James and American Painting

June 9 through September 10, 2017

Henry James and American Painting is the first exhibition to explore the author’s deep and lasting interest in the visual arts and their profound impact on the literature he produced.

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal

June 2 through September 10, 2017

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the life of one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers.

Noah's Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia

May 26 through August 27, 2017

This exhibition presents Mesopotamian sculptural works from ca. 3300-2250 B.C., bringing together for the first time pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Babylonian Collection, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Rocks and Mountains: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

July 19, 2016 through August 6, 2017

Rocks and Mountains is the fourth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare.

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

January 20 through May 28, 2017

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems.

Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin

February 3 through May 14, 2017

The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is partnering with the Morgan to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its collections to New York for a rare visit.

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book

January 20 through May 14, 2017

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book explores creative encounters between Symbolist authors and the artists in their circles.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

November 1, 2016 through January 8, 2017

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library.

Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece

September 2, 2016 through January 8, 2017

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.

Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962

September 30, 2016 through January 2, 2017

A leading French artist of the twentieth century, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) eschewed traditional notions of beauty in art in favor of what he perceived as more authentic forms of expression, inspired by graffiti, children’s drawings, and the creations of psychiatric patients.