Past Exhibitions

Holbein: Capturing Character

February 11 through May 15, 2022

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543) was among the most skilled, versatile and inventive artists of the early 1500s.

Roundel portrait of bearded man in profile holding a flower wearing feathered cap.

The Kasper Collection

January 11 through May 8, 2022

This display celebrates Kasper’s bequest to the Morgan of eleven works on paper from his collection.

Line drawing of seated draped figure reading a book with two nude figures standing behind.

Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection

June 25 through January 30, 2022

In the spring of 2019 Jayne Wrightsman bequeathed to the Morgan an exceptional collection of books bound for the highest echelons of 18th-century French society.

Black and white photograph of Jayne Wrightsman sitting on a couch in her Manhattan apartment surrounded by art objects.

Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden

October 22, 2021 through January 23, 2022

Building on the Morgan’s tradition of presenting to the American public distinguished works from outstanding institutions abroad , Masterworks from Dresden: Van Eyck to Mondrian will focus on the exceptional drawing collection of Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden.

Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800–1500

October 15, 2021 through January 23, 2022

Imperial Splendor offers a sweeping overview of manuscript production in the Holy Roman Empire, one of the most impressive chapters in the history of medieval art.

Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South

September 24, 2021 through January 16, 2022

This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s 2018 acquisition of eleven drawings from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Black Southern artists and their communities.

A brown light brown tiger with dark brown stripes with a blue face to the left, a yellow face to the right and a pink face on top.

Women Artists and Patrons in the Natural Sciences, 1650–1800

September 14, 2021 through January 9, 2022

As both artists and patrons, women played an important role in the development of the natural sciences in the early modern period.

Recent Acquisitions: Modern and Contemporary Drawings and Prints

June 25 through October 3, 2021

Nearly twenty years ago, the Morgan decided to expand its collection of drawings and prints into the modern era.

Drawing of abstract hat shape with black lines, and gray blue wash.

Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

June 18 through September 26, 2021

Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian manuscript-painting traditions into dialogue with contemporary art practice.

Watercolor showing figure with hat surrounded by partial figures and shapes with red, yellow and green earth tones.

Tradition, Innovation, and Response: Stage Designs from the Morgan’s Collection

June 1, 2021 through September 12, 2021

Designing a set for the theater stage presents a unique challenge: How does the artist visually transport live performers into the fictional world of the performance?

Drawing showing interior architectural scene with columns and arches in gray and brown wash."