Past Exhibitions

Churchill: The Power of Words

June 8 through September 23, 2012

A master orator and writer, Churchill's use of spoken and written words will be explored in this exhibition that covers more than a half century of his life.

Photograph of Winston Churchill

Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan

May 18 through September 23, 2012

The exhibition features striking examples by great masters of the period, including Paris Bordone, Vittore Carpaccio, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian, and Paolo Veronese.

Image of Portrait of a Woman with a Hairnet

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture

June 19 through September 9, 2012

Three major sculptures by renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly are now on view as part of the Morgan's summer sculpture program in the Gilbert Court.

Photograph of Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture installation.

Dan Flavin: Drawing

February 17 through July 1, 2012

This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career.

Image of eight "monuments" for V. Tatlin

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan

March 2 through May 20, 2012

This exhibition examines the ways in which the artists, writers, and composers represented in the Morgan's collection used animals to think and create.

Image of Gray Rabbit: Old male, female, and young

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection

January 20 through April 29, 2012

This exhibition features over 90 drawings by many of the preeminent artists of Holland's Golden Age.

Image of Windmill by a River, with a Jetty in the Foreground

Charles Dickens at 200

September 23, 2011 through February 12, 2012

Charles Dickens at 200 celebrates the bicentennial of the great writer's birth in 1812 with manuscripts of his novels and stories, letters, books, photographs, original illustrations, and caricatures.

Image of Caricature of Charles Dickens

Robert Burns and "Auld Lang Syne"

December 9, 2011, through February 5, 2012

With manuscripts and letters of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796), rare printed editions, and audio selections, this highly focused exhibition explores the origins of a song that began as an old Scots poem and air and evolved into a globally shared expression of friendship and longing.

Image of Auld Lang Syne manuscript

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan

October 21, 2011, through January 29, 2012

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan marks the first time the Morgan has gathered these spectacular volumes together in a single exhibition.

Image of A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath

David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre

September 23 through December 31, 2011

This exhibition features some of the greatest examples of works on paper of the period from Paris's famed Musée du Louvre, including eighty drawings by artists David, Prud'hon, Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, and Corot.

Image of Study for The Death of Sardanapalus