Past Exhibitions

June 26 through October 12, 2015

This exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

May 29 through September 20, 2015

William Caxton and the Birth of English Printing celebrates this foundational moment in the history of English literature and language.

May 22 through September 20, 2015

For this spellbinding exhibition—the first exploration of his career at a New York museum—Gowin has combined favorites and rarities from five decades of work with objects drawn from throughout the collections of the Morgan.

June 12 through September 7, 2015

This exhibition presents some of the Morgan’s greatest portrait drawings from a collection of works on paper that is internationally recognized for its depth and quality.

June 20, 2014 through August 23, 2015

American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) will unveil a new, site-specific, large-scale installation at the Morgan inspired by its great collection of medieval Books of Hours.

January 23 through June 7, 2015

The exhibition explores Lincoln as a writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time and in ours.

February 13 through May 25, 2015

This exhibition will include more than ninety drawings created between 1900 and 2013 by artists from Matisse, Mondrian, and Schiele to Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Twombly, and—more recently—Kippenberger and Dumas.

May 5 through May 17, 2015

From May 5 to May 17 the Morgan Library & Museum will hold a special pop-up exhibition celebrating the acquisition of several unique books by authors connected to Britain’s Man Booker Prize.

January 23 through May 17, 2015

In 1777, the great Italian draftsman, etcher and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi visited the haunting and majestic archaeological site of Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno south of Naples and produced a series of monumental drawings. Preserved at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, the drawings have only recently been restored and will be shown in the United States for the first time.

February 6 through May 3, 2015

The exhibition offers startling illuminations—recent gifts to the Morgan—created by this contemporary artist.