Past Exhibitions

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul

October 4, 2013, through January 26, 2014

The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States.

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"Lose not heart": J. D. Salinger's Letters to an Aspiring Writer

September 10, 2013, through January 12, 2014

The Morgan will present the first public presentation of nine revealing letters and postcards written by J. D. Salinger to Marjorie Sheard, an aspiring Canadian writer, between 1941 and 1943.

Reflections on a Nation: American Writings from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

September 10, 2013, through January 12, 2014

This fall, the Morgan will display a selection of exceptional documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the country's foremost archives of Americana.

Image of Declaration of Independence

Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings

September 27, 2013, through January 5, 2014

Drawn entirely from the museum's holdings, Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World features a selection of more than one hundred works on paper and chronicles the vitality and originality of drawing during Venice's second Golden Age.

Image of Tiepolo drawing

Bookermania: 45 Years of the Man Booker Prize

September 13, 2013, through January 5, 2014

This exhibition celebrates the Morgan's Man Booker Prize Collection—the largest American collection devoted to the prize, acquired in 2010.

Winners of the Man Booker Prize

Beethoven's Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited

October 8 through December 1, 2013

As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic copyist scores of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, marking the first time they have been brought together since their creation in 1824.

Summer Sculpture Series: Monika Grzymala, Volumen

July 19 through November 3, 2013

This summer, the Morgan will continue its annual sculpture series with a large-scale installation by Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala.

Old Masters, Newly Acquired

May 31 through October 6, 2013

This exhibition explores the recent growth of the Morgan's collection of drawings made before 1900.

Hendrik Reekers image

Treasures from the Vault

May 7 through October 6, 2013

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.

Image of Cookery Scroll

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.