We are pleased to offer The Morgan Library’s exclusive content to your students through virtual field trips. Virtual programs are free of charge to all public and Title 1 schools. Private schools are charged a fee of $100 per program.
‘Dante as Scribe’ detail, Divina Commedia, Inferno, Canto 01,
Literary, Italy, Florence, ca. 1330-1337, MS M.289 fol. 1r.
The Morgan's arts in education programs are available for virtual field trips to School, Camp, and Community groups for grades K–12.
- Programs take place live online and use the digital platform Zoom.
- A Morgan staff member will lead a guided discussion with your students; tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Larger groups may be split into multiple sessions.
- A teacher, camp counselor, or chaperone must be present online during the program.
- Programs are available Monday-Friday, between 10:00am–4:00pm EST.
Exhibition-based virtual programs available Summer 2022:
- One Hundred Years of James Joyce's Ulysses
June 3 through October 2, 2022
One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” explores Joyce’s trajectory from lyric poet to modernist genius. It considers key figures in his career; artists and writers who responded to the novel; and the family who shaped him as a man and writer. At the exhibition’s heart is Joyce’s imagination as he created his masterpiece, explored in manuscripts, plans, and proofs, with major contributions from the James Joyce Collection, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
- J. Pierpont Morgan's Library: Building the Bookman's Paradise
June 10 through September 18, 2022
In 1902, the American financier and collector J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) commissioned architect Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909) of the firm McKim, Mead & White to design a freestanding library next to his home on East 36th Street in New York. With rarely seen architectural drawings, period photographs, and significant rare books and manuscripts from Morgan’s collection, this exhibition traces the design, construction, and early life of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. It honors the designers, tradesmen, artists, and builders who created the Library more than a century ago and celebrates the completion of the exterior restoration and enhancement of this landmark building, which now anchors the campus of the Morgan Library & Museum.
- Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration
Students will examine selections of the incredible medieval and Renaissance manuscript collection of the Morgan, relate the works to world history, and deepen their understanding of cultural interactions between diverse peoples across time and place. For more on how to participate in Colors of the World as part of an extended learning program that teaches students how to write and illustrate their own illuminated manuscripts, please visit The Morgan Book Project.
- Reading a Building: J. Pierpont 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.
- It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Students will expand their understanding of Mary Shelley's classic novel by examining Frankenstein’s historical, scientific, literary, feminist, and performative aspects. The Morgan’s first teacher online curriculum provides resources in essays, discussion prompts, and activity suggestions. In addition, there are supplementary reference materials such as high-quality images, a family tree, a bibliography, a vocabulary list, and timelines.
The Morgan is a proud supporter of New York City History Day.