Past Exhibitions

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."
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
October 12, 2012, through January 6, 2013

This fall, the Morgan will devote two galleries to an extraordinary exhibition of rarely-seen master drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, one of the foremost collections in Europe.

Image of Two Standing Women
July 13 through November 4, 2012

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976.

Image of Wilson drawing and Glass manuscript
July 20 through October 14, 2012

With approximately eighty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers's work.

Image of Color Study for White Line Square
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
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
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.
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
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