2017–2018

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.

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

August 15, 2017 through March 18, 2018

Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas

November 3, 2017 through January 14, 2018

This exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of Dickens’s famous reading tour of the United States in 1867, and will thus examine his later career as a performer.

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection

September 29, 2017 through January 7, 2018

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections containing over 400 sheets.

Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings

September 8, 2017 through January 7, 2018

Treasure bindings—book covers encrusted with gold, silver, and gemstones—were a luxury in the Middle Ages.