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.
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.
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.
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.
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.