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Visitor guidelines:

  • Please do not touch the artwork.
  • Coats, if not worn, must be checked at the coatroom.
  • Complimentary coat and bag check available (see below for policies).
  • While pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are allowed, no pens, ink, paints, markers, easels, or stools are permitted. Sitting on the floor while sketching or taking notes is not permitted.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in the public spaces. Exceptions may apply. Photography is not permitted in any of the special exhibition galleries. Video recording is not permitted in the Museum.
  • Visitors can use cell phones throughout the Museum
  • In consideration of others, we ask that visitors refrain from speaking into their cell phones except in lobby areas.

Museum policies:

  • The Museum reserves the right to decide what can and cannot be checked in at the coatroom.
  • The Museum is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, damaged, or left behind.
  • No eating or drinking outside the Café and Dining Room (this includes food items purchased in the Museum)
  • Outside food and drink cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coatroom.
  • All backpacks, briefcases, and large bags must be checked
  • Luggage, garment bags, carry-on bags, large duffle bags, bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters, plants, or flowers may not be brought into the Museum and cannot be checked.
  • Strollers may be brought into the Museum but cannot be checked.
  • Sealed boxes, packages, or musical instruments may not be brought into the Museum and cannot be checked.
  • All umbrellas must be checked unless it is contained within an admissibly sized bag.
  • Pets cannot be brought into the Museum.
  • The Morgan Library & Museum is a smoke-free environment.

Violations of the above guidelines and policies may result in your being asked to leave the Morgan (without refund).

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.