A leading French artist of the twentieth century, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) eschewed traditional notions of beauty in art in favor of what he perceived as more authentic forms of expression, inspired by graffiti, children’s drawings, and the creations of psychiatric patients.
Celebrating 100 Years of Einstein's General Theory
June 28 through September 25, 2016
A century ago, Albert Einstein published the general theory of relativity, the crowning achievement of the great physicist’s illustrious career. . In celebration of this landmark achievement, the Morgan presents a pop-up exhibition featuring a trio of Einstein items.
Rome exists not only as an intensely physical place, but also as a romantic idea onto which artists, poets, and writers project their own imaginations and longings. City of the Soul examines the evolving image of Rome in art and literature with a display of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and drawings.
Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. 3300–2000 B.C.
May 13 through August 21, 2016
Founding Figures brings together ten outstanding works, including ancient cylinder seals, from several public and private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Babylonian Collection of Yale University.