2010-2011

David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre

Image of Study for The Death of Sardanapalus
September 23 through December 31, 2011

This exhibition features some of the greatest examples of works on paper of the period from Paris's famed Musée du Louvre, including eighty drawings by artists David, Prud'hon, Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, and Corot.

Ingres at the Morgan

Image of Odalisque and Slave
September 9 through November 27, 2011

This exhibition presents seventeen exceptional drawings and three letters by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), one of the greatest draftsman and portraitists in French history.

Xu Bing: The Living Word

Photograph of The Living Word
July 19 through October 2, 2011

The Living Word is a poetic evocation of the relationship between the written word and its meaning.

Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Image of Packing List of Adolf Konrad
June 3 through October 2, 2011

The exhibition celebrates this most common form of documentation by presenting an array of lists made by a broad range of artists, from Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder to H. L. Mencken, Eero Saarinen, Elaine de Kooning, and Lee Krasner.

Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands

Image of Delilah Shearing Samson's Hair
May 20 through September 4, 2011

This exhibition will explore the evolution of fashionable clothing in Northern Europe—from the fashion revolution of the early fourteenth century to the dawn of the Renaissance.

Jim Dine: The Glyptotek Drawings

Image of Glyptotek Drawings
May 20 through September 4, 2011

Jim Dine: The Glyptotek Drawings explores Dine's meditation on the antique world.

The Age of Elegance: The Joan Taub Ades Collection

Image of Reclining Nude with Outstretched Arm
May 13 through August 28, 2011

Over thirty old master drawings by French, Italian, and Northern artists of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries are featured in this exhibition, with a particular concentration of works by eighteenth-century French draftsmen.

The Changing Face of William Shakespeare

Image of The Cobbe Portrait of William Shakespeare
February 4 through May 1, 2011

In 2009, when the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon unveiled a previously unknown portrait painting with strong claims to be the only surviving life-time portrait of William Shakespeare, it created an international sensation.

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs

Image of An Affenpinscher
January 21 through May 1, 2011

Morgan Library & Museum presents over one hundred drawings and photographs from the collection assembled by American fashion designer Herbert Kasper—known simply as Kasper.

The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives

Photograph of Diary of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne
January 21 through May 22, 2011

With over seventy items on view, the exhibition raises questions about this pervasive practice: what is a diary?

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