2011-2012

Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper

Image of Color Study for White Line Square
July 20 through October 14, 2012

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

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Image of Wilson drawing and Glass manuscript
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.

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture

Photograph of Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture installation.
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.

Churchill: The Power of Words

Photograph of Winston Churchill
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.

Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan

Image of Portrait of a Woman with a Hairnet
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.

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

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

Dan Flavin: Drawing

Image of eight "monuments" for V. Tatlin
February 17 through July 1, 2012

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

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

Image of Windmill by a River, with a Jetty in the Foreground
January 20 through April 29, 2012

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

Robert Burns and "Auld Lang Syne"

Image of Auld Lang Syne manuscript
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.

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan

Image of A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath
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.

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