Past Exhibitions

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

May 30 through September 7, 2014

The exhibition will include thirty-seven works that represent the two central elements of the Romantic conception of landscape: close observation of the natural world and the importance of the imagination.

Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France

May 30 through September 14, 2014

Over the last several years, the Morgan has acquired a critical mass of the Claude Master's work, of which nearly two dozen items will be featured in this exhibition.

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection

May 20 through September 7, 2014

This exhibition brings together nearly one hundred outstanding works from the collection, including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs.

Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) From Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf (Richmond: The Hogarth Press, 1921)
February 21 through May 11, 2014

The art and craft of the woodcut was a source of inspiration for a small, influential group of European and American artists whose work helped shape the modern book in the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the twentieth century.

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play

February 14 through May 18, 2014

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan.

The Little Prince: A New York Story

Little Prince image
January 24 through April 27, 2014

This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings—the most comprehensive ever mounted—explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings

January 17 through May 11, 2014

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan and showcases over twenty sheets from the museum's pre-eminent master drawings collection.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

December 3, 2013 through January 12, 2014

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity, beginning in October 1843 and ending in time for Christmas publication. He had the manuscript bound in red morocco as a gift for his solicitor, Thomas Mitton. The manuscript then passed through several owners before Pierpont Morgan acquired it in the 1890s.

Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin

October 25, 2013 through February 2, 2014

The Morgan is delighted to present visitors with a unique opportunity to see, for the first time in New York, Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary Codex on the Flight of Birds, and one of his most celebrated drawings, Head of a Young Woman, together with a selection of other works on paper.

Beethoven's Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited

October 8 through December 1, 2013

As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic copyist scores of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, marking the first time they have been brought together since their creation in 1824.

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