Past Exhibitions

Jean Poyer: Artist to the Court of Renaissance France

January 25 through May 6, 2001

Drawing upon the Morgan's collection of Poyer manuscripts, the exhibition also included choice loans of drawings and manuscripts from this country and abroad.

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Ruskin's Italy, Ruskin's England

September 28, 2000, through January 7, 2001

Drawn from the Morgan's Ruskin collections, among the world's most comprehensive, the exhibition explored his sweeping impact through drawings, sketchbooks, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other objects.

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Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

May 25 through September 10, 2000

More than two hundred dazzling and finely crafted objects of metal, stone, wood, and other prized materials characterize the art of Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a traveling exhibition that explored one of the greatest technological achievements of Near Eastern archaeology.

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From Bruegel to Rubens: Netherlandish and Flemish Drawings

February 11 through April 30, 2000

Surveying the finest Northern European drawings in the Morgan's collections, this exhibition featured over one hundred works spanning the Gothic through the Flemish Baroque periods.

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The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic

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.

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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.

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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