Past Exhibitions

June 6 through October 22, 2023

While exploring the volumes in her parents’ library, Karen Bassine Cohen discovered a passion for the nineteenth century.

June 23 through October 8, 2023

British artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is one of the most celebrated abstract painters of her generation. This exhibition—the first dedicated exclusively to her drawings in over fifty years—provides an intimate view of Riley's studio practice, in which the making of works on paper plays a central role.

June 16 through October 1, 2023

A modern art pioneer, renowned Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) created works that range from vast symbolist compositions to intimate, realist portraits and nearly abstract landscape paintings.

May 26 through September 24, 2023

Blaise Cendrars, born Frédéric Louis Sauser, was a catalyst in some of the explosive artistic innovations of the early twentieth century.

June 6 through September 17, 2023

An exhibition in the Rotunda and an installation in the Garden in Summer 2023, developed collaboratively with the Lenape Center and Hudson Valley Farm Hub, honors Nora Thompson Dean (1907–1984), a Lenape teacher and herbalist who worked to preserve Lenape culture.

Black-and-white portrait of Nora Thompson Dean at three quarter angle looking down.
March 10 through June 4, 2023

In a letter written near the end of his life, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) explained to his sister that he had lived away from his native Venice because he could find no patrons there willing to support “the sublimity of my ideas.”

View of a a large building with columns on and steps leading up to an archway in the middle in brown ink on yellowed paper.
January 10 through June 4, 2023

By the mid-eighteenth century, the Grand Tour, a study trip through Europe with a period of residence in Italy, had become a fixture in the education of European aristocrats and the training of artists.

Several figures wading in a stream that flows under the arch of a cavernous space with brown and blue wash.
February 24 through May 28, 2023

With over seventy drawings, prints, and paintings, including an exceptional contingent from the Louvre, Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason explores the artist’s inventive and highly original draftsmanship and places his work in the context of the artistic and intellectual activity in Paris at the dawn of a new century.

Two rickshaw drivers face off in argument while their passengers make gestures, with buildings in the background.
February 10 through May 28, 2023

In Uncommon Denominator, Nina Katchadourian (American, born 1968) stages a conversation among works from throughout her career, artifacts of her family’s history, and objects drawn from every corner of the Morgan’s vaults.

Large redwood tree on snow covered ground, with whote yarn in front and tiny firgure in red jacket to the left of tree.
February 24 through May 14, 2023

In 2021, the Morgan acquired twenty-eight drawings by American artist George Condo (b. 1957) that offer an overview of his career over the last forty-five years. Drawing, or “visual thinking” as he calls it, is central to Condo’s practice, which centers around the figure.

Female figure showing nude upper body with a cubist style face leaning over an object drawn in dark red and green pencil.