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Past Exhibitions

Exploring France: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

January 13 through November 15, 2015

Exploring France is the second exhibition in a planned series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw, who is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his wife, Clare.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland

June 26 through October 12, 2015*

This exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

William Caxton and the Birth of English Printing

May 29 through September 20, 2015

William Caxton and the Birth of English Printing celebrates this foundational moment in the history of English literature and language.

Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan

May 22 through September 20, 2015

For this spellbinding exhibition—the first exploration of his career at a New York museum—Gowin has combined favorites and rarities from five decades of work with objects drawn from throughout the collections of the Morgan.

Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Dürer to Picasso

June 12 through September 7, 2015

This exhibition presents some of the Morgan’s greatest portrait drawings from a collection of works on paper that is internationally recognized for its depth and quality.

A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan

June 20, 2014 through August 23, 2015

American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) will unveil a new, site-specific, large-scale installation at the Morgan inspired by its great collection of medieval Books of Hours.

Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation

January 23 through June 7, 2015

The exhibition explores Lincoln as a writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time and in ours.

Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions

February 13 through May 25, 2015

This exhibition will include more than ninety drawings created between 1900 and 2013 by artists from Matisse, Mondrian, and Schiele to Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Twombly, and—more recently—Kippenberger and Dumas.

In the Margins

May 5 through May 17, 2015

From May 5 to May 17 the Morgan Library & Museum will hold a special pop-up exhibition celebrating the acquisition of several unique books by authors connected to Britain’s Man Booker Prize.

Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum

January 23 through May 17, 2015

In 1777, the great Italian draftsman, etcher and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi visited the haunting and majestic archaeological site of Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno south of Naples and produced a series of monumental drawings. Preserved at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, the drawings have only recently been restored and will be shown in the United States for the first time.


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