Past Exhibitions

Treasures from the Vault

September 9, 2014 through January 11, 2015

Treasures from the Vault, an ongoing exhibition series, features works drawn from these diverse collections in the sumptuous setting of Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library.

Handmade: Artists' Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

November 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015

The Morgan will present an exhibition of highly original, graphically intriguing, and rarely seen handmade holiday cards created by major twentieth-century artists.

The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece

October 17, 2014 through January 4, 2015

The spectacular Crusader Bible is one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world, renowned as much for its unrivalled and boldly colored illustrations as it is for its fascinating history.

Sky Studies: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

April 15 through December 28, 2014

The inaugural exhibition in a planned new series, the show's fourteen works highlight the innovative approaches employed by artists working in conditions that varied according to time of day, season, and weather conditions. The series will be drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw, who is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his wife, Clare.

From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book

September 25 through November 9, 2014

The exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages and sketchbooks that afford glimpses into his creative process.

Marks of Genius: Treasures from the Bodleian Library

June 6 through September 28, 2014

The exhibition features approximately sixty rare and exceptional objects from diverse disciplines that serve as points of departure for exploring some of the fundamental meanings of genius.

Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France

May 30 through September 14, 2014

Over the last several years, the Morgan has acquired a critical mass of the Claude Master's work, of which nearly two dozen items will be featured in this exhibition.

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

May 30 through September 7, 2014

The exhibition will include thirty-seven works that represent the two central elements of the Romantic conception of landscape: close observation of the natural world and the importance of the imagination.

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection

May 20 through September 7, 2014

This exhibition brings together nearly one hundred outstanding works from the collection, including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs.

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play

February 14 through May 18, 2014

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan.