Liszt in Paris: Enduring Encounters

August 29 through November 16, 2008

Through nearly fifty manuscripts, first editions, letters, and related materials drawn almost entirely from the Morgan's collections, the exhibition Liszt in Paris: Enduring Encounters celebrates the art and the diverse and fertile artistic world of the virtuoso pianist-composer.

Image of Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major

The Prayer Book of Claude de France

May 20 through September 28, 2008

The Morgan Library & Museum presents a special exhibition of an extremely rare Renaissance illuminated manuscript, the Prayer Book of Queen Claude de France, created around the time of her coronation in 1517.

Image of Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist

Three Gutenberg Bibles

May 20 through September 28, 2008

Three Gutenberg Bibles allows visitors to see important differences in copies of the first substantial printed book in the Western world, an epoch-making technological innovation, yet also a highpoint in the art of graphic design.

Image of Biblia Latina

Philip Guston: Works on Paper

May 2 through August 31, 2008

The Morgan Library & Museum presents the first retrospective of drawings by Philip Guston (1913–1980) in twenty years.

Illuminating the Medieval Hunt

April 18 through August 10, 2008

Illuminating the Medieval Hunt features nearly fifty miniatures from the Morgan's celebrated hunting manuscript by Gaston Phoebus (1331–1391), Le Livre de la chasse (Paris, ca. 1407).

Image of Hunting Party Pursuing Wild Boar

Draftsmen of the Medici Court: Drawings from the Morgan

February 29 through May 11, 2008

The Morgan Library & Museum presents from its rich permanent collection a select group of related works by artists at the court of Duke Cosimo I dei Medici (1519–1574).

Image of Head and Shoulders of a Bearded Man

Michelangelo, Vasari, and Their Contemporaries: Drawings from the Uffizi

January 25 though April 20, 2008

The show focuses on artists who worked on the frescoes, paintings, tapestries, and other decorative work that embellished the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, best known as the home of the Medici dukes.

Image of Bust of a Woman, Head of an Old Man and Bust of a Child

Close Encounters: Irving Penn Portraits of Artists and Writers

January 18 through April 13, 2008

Close Encounters showcases a group of sixty-seven portraits of notable subjects by Irving Penn (b. 1917), acquired by The Morgan Library & Museum in 2007.

Image of Pablo Picasso

Drawing Connections: Baselitz, Kelly, Penone, Rockburne, and the Old Masters

October 12, 2007, through January 6, 2008

Drawing Connections explores the correspondences between contemporary and old master drawings.

Painted with Words: Vincent van Gogh's Letters to Émile Bernard

September 28, 2007, through January 6, 2008

Van Gogh's words and sketches reveal his thoughts about art and life and communicate his groundbreaking work in Arles to his fellow painter.

Image of Van Gogh Collection Highlights