Past Exhibitions

Conversations in Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art from the Gray Collection

February 19, 2021 through June 6, 2021

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable collection of drawings assembled by the collecting couple Richard Gray, one of America’s foremost art dealers, and art historian Mary L. Gray.

Édouard Vuillard: Sketches and Studies

February 10 through May 30, 2021

Édouard Vuillard: Sketches and Studies

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

October 2, 2020 through May 30, 2021

David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most internationally respected and renowned artists alive today.

Poetry and Patronage: The Laubespine-Villeroy Library Rediscovered

October 16, 2020 through May 16, 2021

Young, handsome, and highborn, Claude III de Laubespine lived in luxury after marrying an heiress and obtaining the favor of King Charles IX.

No Soft Nonsense: Anne Brontë at 200

February 25, 2020 through February 14, 2021

This small installation, on view in the Rotunda of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library and drawn entirely from the Morgan’s own holdings, marks the two-hundredth anniversary of Brontë’s birth and celebrates her bold, enduring literary voice.

Treasures from the Vault

February 25, 2020 to February 14, 2021

Treasures from the Vault, an ongoing exhibition series, features works drawn from these diverse collections in the sumptuous setting of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library.

Betye Saar: Call and Response

September 12, 2020 through January 31, 2021

This exhibition, conceived in close consultation with the artist, looks at the relationship between Saar’s finished works and the preliminary annotated sketches she has made in small notebooks throughout her career.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

December 7, 2020 through January 10, 2021

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in J. Pierpont Morgan's Library.

The Book of Ruth: Medieval to Modern

February 14 through October 4, 2020

Famine and flight, emigration and immigration, foreignness: these are some of the societal issues touched upon by the anonymous author of the Bible’s Book of Ruth, whose titular character was a great-grandmother of King David and, in the Christian tradition, an ancestor of Jesus Christ.

Beethoven 250: Autograph Music Manuscripts by Ludwig van Beethoven

January 22 through September 27, 2020

The Morgan’s collection of autograph manuscripts by Beethoven will be on display as part of Beethoven 250.