Past Exhibitions

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

May 30 through September 7, 2014

The exhibition will include thirty-seven works that represent the two central elements of the Romantic conception of landscape: close observation of the natural world and the importance of the imagination.

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection

May 20 through September 7, 2014

This exhibition brings together nearly one hundred outstanding works from the collection, including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs.

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play

February 14 through May 18, 2014

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan.

Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book

February 21 through May 11, 2014

The art and craft of the woodcut was a source of inspiration for a small, influential group of European and American artists whose work helped shape the modern book in the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the twentieth century.

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) From Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf (Richmond: The Hogarth Press, 1921)

Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings

January 17 through May 11, 2014

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan and showcases over twenty sheets from the museum's pre-eminent master drawings collection.

The Little Prince: A New York Story

January 24 through April 27, 2014

This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings—the most comprehensive ever mounted—explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

Little Prince image

Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin

October 25, 2013, through February 2, 2014

The Morgan is delighted to present visitors with a unique opportunity to see, for the first time in New York, Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary Codex on the Flight of Birds, and one of his most celebrated drawings, Head of a Young Woman, together with a selection of other works on paper.

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul

October 4, 2013, through January 26, 2014

The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States.

Image of Poe

"Lose not heart": J. D. Salinger's Letters to an Aspiring Writer

September 10, 2013, through January 12, 2014

The Morgan will present the first public presentation of nine revealing letters and postcards written by J. D. Salinger to Marjorie Sheard, an aspiring Canadian writer, between 1941 and 1943.

Reflections on a Nation: American Writings from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

September 10, 2013, through January 12, 2014

This fall, the Morgan will display a selection of exceptional documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the country's foremost archives of Americana.

Image of Declaration of Independence