New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004

THE MORGAN TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SELECTION OF RECENT ACQUISITIONS BEGINNING APRIL 17

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On View Through October 18, Exhibition Includes Many Works Receiving Their First-Ever Showing at the Morgan

** Press Preview: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 10 a.m. until noon ** RSVP: (212) 590-0393, E-mail Media

New York, NY, February 25, 2009—Spurred by its highly successful 2006 expansion and renovation, The Morgan Library & Museum simultaneously continued to build its renowned collections. The results of this effort are unveiled in the exhibition New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004, on view April 17 through October 18, 2009. The approximately one hundred works in the show demonstrate the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests and include old master and modern drawings, literary and music manuscripts, illuminated texts, and one of the earliest examples of the printed book. Such seminal figures as Rembrandt, Matisse, van Gogh, Wilde, Joyce, Beethoven, and Wagner are represented. The earliest work is a treatise in praise of poetry, dating to ca. 1300, and the most recent, a drawing by Alexander Ross (b. 1960), dates to 2007.

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Works Range from Drawings by Rembrandt and Matisse to Contemporary Masters, such as Helen Frankenthaler and Red Grooms; from Letters by van Gogh and Oscar Wilde to a Beethoven Manuscript and an Exquisite Renaissance Prayer Book

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