Past Exhibitions

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal

October 4, 2019 through January 12, 2020

This exhibition will recognize the sheer scale of Sargent’s achievement as a portrait draftsman.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

December 3, 2019 through January 5, 2020

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

Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive

September 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020

This exhibition isbased on The Enterprise of Opera - Verdi, Boito, Ricordi created by Bertelsmann/Ricordi and curated by Gabriele Dotto.

Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet

June 14 through October 6, 2019

The exhibition will include nearly 150 objects drawn primarily from the artist’s bequest to the Morgan of over 900 drawings.

Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor

May 24 through September 22, 2019

The satirical scenes of the celebrated English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) are iconic representations of eighteenth-century urban life at a time of great socio-economic disparity.

Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy

June 7 through September 15, 2019

The exhibition explores Whitman’s process of self-invention, from his early years as a journalist, through the early 1850s when Whitman began to write more privately and poetically, to his final years.

Plein Air Sketching in the North

December 11, 2018 through August 25, 2019

During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists.

Among Others: Photography and the Group

May 31 through August 18, 2019

Composed chiefly of works in the Morgan’s collection, this exhibition explores how photographers have represented the bonds uniting people, whether in group portraits or in serial imagery.

Modern and Contemporary Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

February 26 through June 30, 2019

Nearly fifteen years ago, while the construction of its Renzo Piano-designed expansion was under way, the Morgan embarked on a new program of acquisitions of modern and contemporary drawings.

The Extended Moment: Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada

February 15 through May 26, 2019

One of the most comprehensive repositories of photography on the continent, the collection at the National Gallery of Canada turns fifty in 2019.