Past Exhibitions

Rome After Raphael

January 22 through May 9, 2010

Featuring more than eighty works drawn almost exclusively from the Morgan's exceptional collection of Italian drawings, Rome After Raphael illuminates artistic production in Rome from the Renaissance to the beginning of the Baroque—from approximately 1500 to 1600.

Image of The Apparition of the Angel to St. Joseph

Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves

January 22 through May 2, 2010

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is the most important and lavish of all Dutch manuscripts as well as one of the most beautiful among the Morgan's collection.

Image of Mouth of Hell

Flemish Illumination in the Era of Catherine of Cleves

January 22 through May 2, 2010

This exhibition of eighteen manuscripts illuminated in the area of Flanders in the southern Netherlands (today part of Belgium) celebrates the variety of styles from the last great flowering of Flemish illumination during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.

Image of St. George Slaying the Dragon

A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy

November 6, 2009, through March 14, 2010

This exhibition explores the life, work, and legacy of Jane Austen (1775–1817), regarded as one of the greatest English novelists.

Image of Scene from Pride and Prejudice

Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings

October 2, 2009, through January 10, 2010

Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings features more than eighty exceptional drawings almost exclusively from the Morgan's renowned holdings.

Image of Seated Young Woman

Celebrating Puccini

September 11, 2009, through January 10, 2010

On view are approximately forty items related to Puccini's career, including rarely seen original sketches for his acclaimed operas Madama Butterfly and La Bohème.

Image of La Bohème

William Blake's World: "A New Heaven Is Begun"

September 11, 2009, through January 3, 2010

In the Morgan's first exhibition devoted to Blake in two decades, former director Charles Ryskamp and curators Anna Lou Ashby and Cara Denison have assembled many of Blake's most spectacular watercolors, prints, and illuminated books of poetry to dramatically underscore his genius and enduring influence.

Image of Behemoth and Leviathan

Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak

October 6 through November 1, 2009

This special exhibition features original drawings and manuscript pages from the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (b. 1928). The show is part of a citywide celebration honoring Mr. Sendak and marking the October 13 premiere of a new Warner Bros. movie adaptation directed by Spike Jonze.

New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004

April 17 through October 18, 2009

Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, the exhibition included old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings.

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Pages of Gold: Medieval Illuminations from the Morgan

June 19 through September 13, 2009

This exhibition comprised nearly sixty lavish single leaves, dating from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries.

Image of Scenes from the Life of David