Treasures from the Vault

July 12 through November 13, 2016

The Morgan is home to some of the world's greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. 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.

The display includes illuminated manuscripts, music scores, and personal correspondence from the Morgan’s collection. This rotation features a selection of important American documents related to the Revolutionary War, including letters from George Washington. 2016 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to mark this milestone year, the Morgan is displaying Pierpont Morgan's largest copy of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Treasures from the Vault is funded in perpetuity in memory of Christopher Lightfoot Walker.

Biblia Latina, Mainz: Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust, ca. 1455, PML 12