Highlights from this season's selection include a mid-fifteenth-century English cooking scroll; autograph music manuscripts by Wagner, Verdi, and Britten; the first book printed in the English language; letters from Jane Austen and Albert Einstein; and photographer Edward Steichen's famous portrait of Pierpont Morgan.
Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art
May 17 through September 15, 2013
Featuring more than sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts, Illuminating Faith offers glimpses into medieval culture, and explores the ways in which artists of the period depicted the celebration of the sacrament and its powerful hold on society.
Treasures from the Vault offers a changing selection of works drawn from the Morgan's celebrated collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music.
The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of Swann's Way with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art.