Past Exhibitions

Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney

May 10 through September 2, 2013

This show is the first-ever museum exhibition devoted to Matthew Barney's drawings and includes approximately 100 works.

New Acquisition: The Saint John's Bible

May 7 through August 25, 2013

The Morgan celebrates the recently-completed Saint John's Bible, created using traditional illumination techniques.

St. John's Bible

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando

February 15 through May 12, 2013

The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works.

Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando image

Treasures from the Vault

January 15 through May 5, 2013

Treasures from the Vault offers a changing selection of works drawn from the Morgan's celebrated collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary

February 15 through April 28, 2013

The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of Swann's Way with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Phot of Proust

Drawing Surrealism

January 25 through April 21, 2013

Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art.

The Morgan–Renzo Piano Building Workshop Project with a Brief History

April 29, 2006 through April 14, 2013

The Morgan expansion project is the subject of a special exhibition that begins with a historical survey of the site from the 1850s through today.

Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing

November 16, 2012, through February 3, 2013

The Morgan presents this exhibition on the occasion of an important loan from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore: Rosso Fiorentino's Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist.

Image of Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters

November 2, 2012 through January 27, 2013

This exhibition tells how a largely self-taught artist and writer used a series of private letters to develop some of the most vividly depicted animal characters in all of children's literature.

Image of My rabbit Peter is so lazy."

Happy Holidays from the Morgan!

November 20, 2012 through January 13, 2013

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library.

Image of A Christmas Carol in Prose