Past Exhibitions

January 18 through April 13, 2008

Close Encounters showcases a group of sixty-seven portraits of notable subjects by Irving Penn (b. 1917), acquired by The Morgan Library & Museum in 2007.

Image of Pablo Picasso
October 12, 2007, through January 6, 2008

Drawing Connections explores the correspondences between contemporary and old master drawings.

September 28, 2007, through January 6, 2008

Van Gogh's words and sketches reveal his thoughts about art and life and communicate his groundbreaking work in Arles to his fellow painter.

Image of Van Gogh Collection Highlights
June 29 through September 23, 2007

On view were more than eighty sheets by French, British, Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and German draftsmen from the sixteenth through the early twentieth centuries.

Image of The Procession of Cristna
April 20 through September 2, 2007

An extraordinary collection of forty-three early-twentieth-century German and Austrian drawings by some of the leaders of the German expressionist movement and the Vienna Secession was on view in From Berlin to Broadway.

March 23 through June 17, 2007

In this exhibition, the Book of Revelation, in all of its complexity, was seen through the eyes of some of the greatest medieval illuminators.

Image of Woman Clothed in the Sun and the Defeat of the Seven-Headed Dragon
January 26 through May 6, 2007

Victorian Bestsellers explored the rise of this cultural phenomenon using original manuscripts, first editions, illustrated editions, and rare printed ephemera, drawn largely from the Morgan's renowned literary collections.

Image of Caricature of Charles Dickens in Bentley's Miscellany
January 18 through April 8, 2007

Private Treasures provided the public the rare opportunity to view works from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries drawn entirely from an esteemed private collection.

Image of The Drawing Lesson
December 1, 2006, through March 4, 2007

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations featured more than one hundred drawings, collages, and sculptural assemblages by the artist whom many regard as not only a comic genius but among the greatest draftsmen of the modern era.

October 13, 2006, through January 7, 2007

Fragonard and the French Tradition celebrated the artist's brilliant accomplishments as a draftsman in the context of the prevailing currents of eighteenth-century French art.

Image of Portrait of a Neapolitan Girl