Past Exhibitions

October 13, 2006, through January 7, 2007

The Morgan Library & Museum celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) with an exhibition that traces Mozart's brief life through manuscripts, letters, and first editions of his works.

Image of Symphony in D Major
September 29, 2006, through January 6, 2007

The exhibition examined the critical ten-year period that coincides with Dylan's transformation from folk troubadour to rock innovator during a momentous, turbulent period of American history.

October 3 through November 19, 2006

Through the generosity of private donors, the Morgan acquired an exceptionally fine impression of the engraving Adam and Eve by the German master Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528).

Image of Adam and Eve
July 15 through October 1, 2006

To celebrate the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606–1669), The Morgan Library & Museum presented highlights from its exceptional collection of Rembrandt etchings.

July 15 through October 1, 2006

From Rembrandt to van Gogh: Dutch Drawings from the Morgan presented highlights from the Morgan's outstanding collection of Dutch drawings from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.

Image of Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife
April 29 through July 2, 2006

Masterworks from the Morgan presented more than three hundred masterworks drawn from all six of the Morgan's collection areas, including new acquisitions and works that have never been seen or have not been exhibited for many years.

Image of Paul Bonet binding
Through January 8, 2006

The Metropolitan Museum of Art had on display seven superb examples of medieval art from the Morgan Library. These objects were on view in the Tapestry Hall while the Morgan proceeded with its expansion project. The long-term loans include some of the favorite works of the noted financier and collector Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), a past president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Image of Stavelot Triptych
October 18, 2004 through January 8, 2006

Comprising fifty-eight examples in manuscript or printed editions, Painted Prayers: Medieval and Renaissance Books of Hours from the Morgan Library examined the tremendous popularity of Books of Hours through an exploration of their customary prayers and the beautiful pictures that traditionally accompany these texts.

Image of Yolande de Soissons in Prayer
September 24 through December 31, 2005

To Observe and Imagine: British Drawings and Watercolors from the Morgan Library, 1600–1900, was a major survey of the Morgan's important collection of British drawings. The basis of this group dates to Pierpont Morgan's well-known 1909 purchase of virtually all the holdings of Charles Fairfax Murray, the English Pre-Raphaelite artist and collector.

Image of William Blake drawing
March 6 through June 6, 2004

The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible used medieval works from the Morgan and The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, to explore ways in which Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures used storytelling to define themselves and their values. The Picture Bible—one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts produced in thirteenth-century France—was disbound for conservation and study, offering visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view twenty-six of the book's pages in a single exhibition.

Image of Morgan Picture Bible page