We are pleased to offer the Morgan’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 programs available Fall 2022:
- Ashley Bryan & Langston Hughes: Sail Away
September 30, 2022 through January 22, 2023
From the 1960s onwards, artist Ashley Bryan has created and illustrated children’s books that celebrate Black life and Black creativity. This exhibition focuses on his 2015 book Sail Away, in which Bryan pairs poems by Langston Hughes on the subject of water—oceans, seas, rivers, and rainstorms—with his own vibrant cut-paper collages. Students will view Bryan’s original collages and paintings, as well as work in unusual formats such as puppets made from sea glass, shells, and other found materials, as they explore the conversation between these two great Black artists.
- The Little Prince: Taking Flight
October 14, 2022 through January 15, 2023
The Little Prince: Taking Flight explores the visionary artistry and timeless wisdom of a story that inspires its readers to encounter new realms of experience with a leap of the imagination.Students will view Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s original manuscript of The Little Prince and consider relationships between text and image through further exploration of his watercolors, drawings, and other treasured items. For those who have known the Little Prince for some time, or for those just making his acquaintance, he is sure to captivate all and provide an opportunity to examine the creative process of writing and illustrating a book.
- She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 B.C.
October 14, 2022 through February 19, 2023
Enheduanna is the first writer identified by name in human history. She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400-2000 B.C is the first exhibition to focus on the lives of women in the 3rd millennium B.C. Students will explore primary sources and artifacts representing women working in the economic, religious, and political spheres of city states and the world’s earliest empire. Enheduanna’s autobiographical writing reaches across millennia with a relatable voice speaking to issues of faith, power, and personal identity.
- 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.