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2011-2012

Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper

July 20 through October 14, 2012

With approximately eighty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers's work.

Image of Color Study for White Line Square

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

July 13 through November 4, 2012

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976.

Image of Wilson drawing and Glass manuscript

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture

June 19 through September 9, 2012

Three major sculptures by renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly are now on view as part of the Morgan's summer sculpture program in the Gilbert Court.

Photograph of Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture installation.

Churchill: The Power of Words

June 8 through September 23, 2012

A master orator and writer, Churchill's use of spoken and written words will be explored in this exhibition that covers more than a half century of his life.

Photograph of Winston Churchill

Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan

May 18 through September 23, 2012

The exhibition features striking examples by great masters of the period, including Paris Bordone, Vittore Carpaccio, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian, and Paolo Veronese.

Image of Portrait of a Woman with a Hairnet

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan

March 2 through May 20, 2012

This exhibition examines the ways in which the artists, writers, and composers represented in the Morgan's collection used animals to think and create.

Image of Gray Rabbit: Old male, female, and young

Dan Flavin: Drawing

February 17 through July 1, 2012

This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career.

Image of eight "monuments" for V. Tatlin

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection

January 20 through April 29, 2012

This exhibition features over 90 drawings by many of the preeminent artists of Holland's Golden Age.

Image of Windmill by a River, with a Jetty in the Foreground

Robert Burns and "Auld Lang Syne"

December 9, 2011, through February 5, 2012

With manuscripts and letters of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796), rare printed editions, and audio selections, this highly focused exhibition explores the origins of a song that began as an old Scots poem and air and evolved into a globally shared expression of friendship and longing.

Image of Auld Lang Syne manuscript

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan

October 21, 2011, through January 29, 2012

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan marks the first time the Morgan has gathered these spectacular volumes together in a single exhibition.

Image of A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath

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