School Programs

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The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to welcome student groups back to our campus! Please visit us on Explorable Places to view our current offerings and schedule your visit.

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College groups, please e-mail to reserve your visit.

We’re happy to offer the following core programs as well as field trips to our rotating exhibitions.


  • Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration
    Students will step into Europe's past by reenacting skills and techniques that artists used to create the most exquisite medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Morgan's collections. They will delve into the art of Western illumination as a means of exploring early Eurasian and African trade routes. This is a two-part field trip; in their first visit students will explore the galleries and learn the basics behind the creation of illuminated manuscripts. In their second visit, students will gain hands-on experience grinding pigments, mixing paints, and creating their own ornate initial using authentic materials and real gold leaf.

  • Reading a Building: Mr. Morgan and His Library Students will practice visual literacy by learning to “read” architecture as a primary source. Participants will develop a character portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan by looking at his magnificent Gilded Age library.

  • Before the Book: Myths from Mesopotamia and Greece Students will discover how artists represent and interpret myths through imagery. Participants will explore the visual storytelling of Mesopotamian cylinder seals, the oldest works in the Morgan’s collection, and compare them to the Greek myths painted on the ceiling of J. Pierpont Morgan’s historic library.

For more information on these programs and our temporary exhibitions, e-mail