1999-2000

The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic

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September 16, 1999 through January 9, 2000

Approximately 100 manuscripts, letters, rare printed documents, objects, maps, and published writings—drawn primarily from the collections of the Morgan; the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the Morgan; and the Huntington Library—were included.

New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950

May 20 through August 29, 1999

This milestone exhibition—the Morgan's first devoted exclusively to twentieth-century art—served as the centerpiece of the institution's yearlong celebration of its seventy-fifth anniversary.

The Wormsley Library: A Personal Selection by Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E.

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January 27 through May 2, 1999

Over one hundred masterpieces from Sir Paul Getty's renowned collection were on view at the Morgan

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