Past Exhibitions

Beautiful Youths: Dandies from the Read Persian Album

October 30, 2018 through February 17, 2019

The leaves of a magnificent album compiled for Husain Khan Shamlu, governor of Herat (r. 1598–1618) and one of the most powerful rulers in Persia in the early seventeenth century, are now on view on the Lower Level.

It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200

October 12, 2018 through January 27, 2019

Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

November 13, 2018 through January 6, 2019

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

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

October 12, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Jacopo Tintoretto (1518–1594) was among the most distinctive artists of the Italian Renaissance, but his drawings have never received the attention they deserve and remain unfamiliar even to many scholars.

Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters

September 7, 2018 through January 6, 2019

At the end of the 1520s, at the time of the siege that brought to an end the last Florentine Republic (1529–1530), the painter Jacopo da Pontormo, (1494–1557) created one of his most moving and groundbreaking paintings, the altarpiece of the Visitation.

Rivers and Torrents: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

March 27 through December 9, 2018

Rivers and Torrents highlights works from the collection of oil sketches given jointly to the Morgan and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009 and 2016 by Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare.

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.