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Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece

Curator  John Marciari discusses the exhibition Rembrandt's First Masterpiece, on view through September 18, 2016.

Renzo Piano in conversation with Colin B. Bailey

The Morgan Library & Museum marked ten years since the completion of its acclaimed, Renzo Piano-designed expansion project in April 2006.

Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World

Curator Joel Smith discusses the exhibition Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World, on view February 19 through May 30, 2016.

Video: Pierre-Jean Mariette and Splitting Drawings

To gain a better understanding of how Mariette split his drawings, the Morgan’s Thaw Conservation Center attempted to separate a replica of an old master drawing with studies on both sides.

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

Curator Nadia Perucic discusses the exhibition Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, on view through January 10, 2016.

Philippe de Montebello and Colin Bailey

Philippe de Montebello and Colin Bailey, the new director of The Morgan Library & Museum, talk about several new exhibitions currently on view.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland

Associate curator Carolyn Vega discusses The Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibition Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Morgan explores the inspiration for the story, its rocky path to publication, and its enduring legacy as a British classic.

An Illuminated Haggadah for the 21st Century

This film was produced to accompany the Rose Haggadah manuscript and to document the process and craft involved in its creation. The manuscript is in the exhibition Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff, on view February 6 through May 3, 2015.

The Little Prince: A New York Story

Philippe de Montebello and curator Christine Nelson talk about the exhibition The Little Prince: A New York Story on view January 24 through April 27, 2014.

Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book

Curator Sheelagh Bevan gives a tour of the exhibition Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book, on view February 21 through May 11, 2014.

Illuminating Faith: The Sacred Bleeding Host of Dijon

Curator Roger Wieck discusses the Sacred Bleeding Host of Dijon, the cult of which thrived for over 350 years.

In the Company of Animals: Michael Hearst on Animals and Music

Composer Michael Hearst reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are animals worthwhile subjects? What roles do animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

In the Company of Animals: William Wegman on Dogs and Photography

Artist William Wegman reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

In the Company of Animals: Emma Straub on Cats and Writing

Writer Emma Straub reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

Oscar wilde manuscripts

Curator Declan Kiely discusses a volume of Oscar wilde manuscripts the Morgan received as a gift in 2008.

Preserving a Masterpiece: "Desilking" A Christmas Carol

In 2011 the manuscript of A Christmas Carol received extensive treatment by conservators at the Morgan's Thaw Conservation Center. Conservator Reba Snyder explains how one of the Morgan's most important literary manuscripts was disbound, tested, and washed, the old silk linings removed from every page.

Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks

Curator Jennifer Tonkovich, discusses the exhibition Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks.

Roy Lichtenstein: the Black and White Drawings, 1961–1968

Isabelle Dervaux, curator of modern and contemporary drawings, discusses the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: the Black and White Drawings, 1961–1968.

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves

Curator Roger Wieck discusses selections from the greatest of all Dutch illuminated manuscripts, the Hours of Catherine of Cleves.

Cornel West: Reflections on Austen

Cornel West comments on Jane Austen and the human condition.

Siri Hustvedt: Reflections on Austen

Siri Hustvedt describes Jane Austen's mastery of language.

Humphry Repton's Red Books

Curator John Bidwell discusses Humphrey Repton's Red Books.

Colm Tóibín: Reflections on Austen

In conjunction with the film The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen, the Morgan produced additional short films featuring each of the participants. In this video, Colm Tóibín describes the relationship between his latest novel Brooklyn and Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Sandy Lerner: Reflections on Austen

Sandy Lerner discusses her deep connection to Jane Austen's works.

Harriet Walter: Reflections on Austen

Harriet Walter reflects on playing various characters from Austen's novels.

Fran Lebowitz: Reflections on Austen

Fran Lebowitz explains why she thinks Austen is popular for all the wrong reasons.

The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen

The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen, a short documentary film specially commissioned for the exhibition A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy, examines the influence of Austen's fiction—and her enduring fame—through interviews with leading writers, scholars, and actors.

Collecting William Blake

Former director Charles Ryskamp examines five works from his private collection that he generously donated to the Morgan. All five are on view in the exhibition William Blake's World: "A New Heaven Is Begun," (September 11, 2009, through January 3, 2010).

Music Manuscripts at the Morgan

The James Fuld Collection of music manuscripts, renowned for its outstanding first-edition scores, was formally acquired by the Morgan in 2008. The collection also contains exemplary manuscripts, including a sketch by Beethoven for his Seventh Symphony.

Manuscripts and Letters of Oscar Wilde

Curator Christine Nelson discusses the life and work of Oscar Wilde as she looks closely at a recently rediscovered volume of his letters and manuscripts.

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