2012-2013

Beethoven's Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited

October 8 through December 1, 2013

As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic copyist scores of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, marking the first time they have been brought together since their creation in 1824.

Summer Sculpture Series: Monika Grzymala, Volumen

July 19 through November 3, 2013

This summer, the Morgan will continue its annual sculpture series with a large-scale installation by Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala.

Old Masters, Newly Acquired

Hendrik Reekers image
May 31 through October 6, 2013

This exhibition explores the recent growth of the Morgan's collection of drawings made before 1900.

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art

May 17 through September 15, 2013

Featuring more than sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts, Illuminating Faith offers glimpses into medieval culture, and explores the ways in which artists of the period depicted the celebration of the sacrament and its powerful hold on society.

Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney

May 10 through September 2, 2013

This show is the first-ever museum exhibition devoted to Matthew Barney's drawings and includes approximately 100 works.

New Acquisition: The Saint John's Bible

St. John's Bible
May 7 through August 25, 2013

The Morgan celebrates the recently-completed Saint John's Bible, created using traditional illumination techniques.

Treasures from the Vault

Image of Cookery Scroll
May 7 through October 6, 2013

Highlights from this season's selection include a mid-fifteenth-century English cooking scroll; autograph music manuscripts by Wagner, Verdi, and Britten; the first book printed in the English language; letters from Jane Austen and Albert Einstein; and photographer Edward Steichen's famous portrait of Pierpont Morgan.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando

Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando image
February 15 through May 12, 2013

The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary

Phot of Proust
February 15 through April 28, 2013

The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of Swann's Way with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Drawing Surrealism

January 25 through April 21, 2013

Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art.

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