Past Exhibitions

Through August 21, 2022

The 2022 Morgan Book Project exhibition of illuminated manuscripts made by New York City students in grades 3–12 features the annual selection of 12 judges’ picks and the singular Director’s Choice.

January 28 through June 5, 2022

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of American poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000).

Book cover of seated figure wearing a yellow dress withb hand-written text saying to Gwen with Love.
February 18 through May 22, 2022

Author of more than three thousand folk songs, Woody Guthrie (1912–1967) is one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists in American history.

Black and white photograph of Woody Guthrie playing the guitar.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.