Past Exhibitions

Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book

February 21 through May 11, 2014

The art and craft of the woodcut was a source of inspiration for a small, influential group of European and American artists whose work helped shape the modern book in the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the twentieth century.

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) From Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf (Richmond: The Hogarth Press, 1921)

Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings

January 17 through May 11, 2014

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan and showcases over twenty sheets from the museum's pre-eminent master drawings collection.

The Little Prince: A New York Story

January 24 through April 27, 2014

This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings—the most comprehensive ever mounted—explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

Little Prince image

Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin

October 25, 2013, through February 2, 2014

The Morgan is delighted to present visitors with a unique opportunity to see, for the first time in New York, Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary Codex on the Flight of Birds, and one of his most celebrated drawings, Head of a Young Woman, together with a selection of other works on paper.

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul

October 4, 2013, through January 26, 2014

The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States.

Image of Poe

"Lose not heart": J. D. Salinger's Letters to an Aspiring Writer

September 10, 2013, through January 12, 2014

The Morgan will present the first public presentation of nine revealing letters and postcards written by J. D. Salinger to Marjorie Sheard, an aspiring Canadian writer, between 1941 and 1943.

Reflections on a Nation: American Writings from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

September 10, 2013, through January 12, 2014

This fall, the Morgan will display a selection of exceptional documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the country's foremost archives of Americana.

Image of Declaration of Independence

Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings

September 27, 2013, through January 5, 2014

Drawn entirely from the museum's holdings, Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World features a selection of more than one hundred works on paper and chronicles the vitality and originality of drawing during Venice's second Golden Age.

Image of Tiepolo drawing

Bookermania: 45 Years of the Man Booker Prize

September 13, 2013, through January 5, 2014

This exhibition celebrates the Morgan's Man Booker Prize Collection—the largest American collection devoted to the prize, acquired in 2010.

Winners of the Man Booker Prize

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.