2006–2016: Celebrating 10 Years of the New Morgan
Renzo Piano in conversation with Colin B. Bailey
Friday Evening, April 15–Sunday, April 17, 2016 the Morgan celebrated with free general admission for all visitors. Thank you so much for joining us.
The party started! The weekend kicked off on Friday with a 10th Anniversary salute in Gilbert Court featuring Morgan Director Colin B. Bailey, Board President Lawrence R. Ricciardi, and former director, Charles E. Pierce, Jr.
We broke a record! On Saturday, you helped us break the one-day attendance record.
The kids had fun, too! On Sunday, the festive Spring Family Fair treated children to a free afternoon of crafts, theater, and activities. Andy Warhol and Richard Wagner-themed treats and art projects were particularly popular.
The music played on! Mannes School musicians performed classical and jazz selections throughout the weekend in Gilbert Court.
Everyone got social! Hundreds of photos were posted to Instagram by visitors with the tag #MorganLibrary as part of the 10th Anniversary Instagram contest.
New York was abuzz! The New York Times, New York Observer, WNYC Arts, AM New York, and others chimed in to report on the festivities.
Continue the celebration! Give $10 to the Annual Fund in honor of the 10th Anniversary and help us keep the Morgan's treasures available to everyone who visits each day.
Congratulations to our Instagram contest winners!
Photography by @robfichtel
Photography by @davidcortes
Photography by @ladyparmalade
ABOUT THE CELEBRATION AND 2006 EXPANSION
The Morgan Library & Museum marks ten years since the completion of its acclaimed, Renzo Piano-designed expansion project in April 2006. This celebratory weekend offers free general admission to the museum for the entire weekend for all visitors. The festivities will include a number of public programs, among them a Spring Family Fair Sunday, April 17, live jazz and classical music all weekend in Gilbert Court, docent tours, and an Instagram contest for visitors.
The 2006 expansion was the Morgan’s most ambitious building project in the museum’s history. It included a new entrance on Madison Avenue, greatly increased exhibition space, a new performance hall and a dedicated educational center for school children, enlarged and modernized scholarly facilities including a new Reading Room, state-of-the-art collection storage, and a variety of visitor amenities, highlighted by two new restaurants. The anniversary weekend coincides with the birthday of Pierpont Morgan, the museum’s founder and benefactor, who was born on April 17, 1837.
ORGANIZATION AND SPONSORSHIP
The 10th Anniversary Celebration is made possible by Agnes Gund.
Weekends are generously supported by
The Morgan's education programs are generously supported by grants from the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in the New York Community Trust; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Great Circle Foundation, Inc.; the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; MetLife Foundation; the C. Jay Moorhead Foundation; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by the following endowed funds: The Alice Tully Fund for Art and Music; the William Randolph Hearst Fund for Educational Programs; the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fund for Education and Technology; and the Herbert and Ann Lucas Fund.
Celebration Schedule of Events