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 Fall 2021:
- Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
September 24, 2021–January 30, 2022
This exhibition will explore the important contribution made to the history of drawing by artists working in the vernacular, nonacademic traditions of the visual arts, and the role and significance of the medium of drawing as a vehicle to express personal and collective identities. Largely self-taught, these artists—Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young— use drawing to express their personal and cultural identity, finding inspiration in their own lives, as well as in common experiences and imagery.
- 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.