Videos

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.

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

Cornel West comments on Jane Austen and the human condition.

Siri Hustvedt describes Jane Austen's mastery of language.

Curator John Bidwell discusses Humphrey Repton's Red Books.

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 discusses her deep connection to Jane Austen's works.

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

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

Philippe de Montebello interviews Isabelle Dervaux, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Drawings, about the exhibition New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004. Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, New at the Morgan includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings.

Philippe de Montebello interviews William M. Griswold, director of The Morgan Library & Museum, about the life of Pierpont Morgan, the founding of the Morgan, and the Morgan's collections and historic architecture.

Curator H. George Fletcher discusses several highlights from the exhibition Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan, including a bejeweled eighth-century binding used on the famous Lindau Gospels.

Curator Roger Wieck explores the images and iconography in the Prayer Book of Claude de France, discussing selected illustrations in depth.