Past Exhibitions

A Merchant Ivory Production: Highlights from the James Ivory Collection

June 26 through October 28, 2018

This exhibition explores an extraordinary partnership, as documented in director James Ivory’s annotated film scripts, editing notebooks, and correspondence

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

June 8 through September 23, 2018

Drawing on the Morgan's superb collection of illuminated manuscripts, this major exhibition, the first of its kind in North America, will explore the complex social role of monsters in the Middle Ages.

Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman 

May 18 through September 23, 2018

Best known for his luscious paintings of pies and ice-cream cones, California artist Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920) has been an avid and prolific draftsman since he began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist.

The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection

June 1 through September 16, 2018

Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and connects us intimately with the people who marked the page.

Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments in Drawing

May 11 through August 19, 2018

Joseph Cornell: The Saint-Exupéry Dossier

March 20 through June 24, 2018

To mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story The Little Prince, the Morgan presents five newly discovered drawings by the author as well as intimate memorabilia from his time in New York during the 1940s.

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

January 26, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life—on view at the Morgan from January 26 through May 20—presents one hundred and forty photographs by this enormously important and influential artist.

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing

February 2 through May 13, 2018

The plays of Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) are intimate, confessional, and autobiographical. They are touchstones not only of American theatrical history but American literary history as well.

Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time

January 26 through April 29, 2018

Drawing upon the rich holdings of the Morgan’s collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, Now and Forever explores how people told time in the Middle Ages and what they thought about it.

Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens

January 19 through April 29, 2018

This exhibition features the greatest works on paper by the artists in the Morgan's collection, as well as a few key loans from local collections.