Past Exhibitions

Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962

September 30, 2016 through January 2, 2017

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.

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will

September 30, 2016 through January 2, 2017

This exhibition celebrates the two-hundredth anniversary of Brontë’s birth in 1816, and marks an historic collaboration between the Morgan and the Brontë Parsonage Museum, in Haworth, England.

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.

Rembrandt's First Masterpiece

June 3 through September 18, 2016

Held by a private collection, this magnificent painting will be shown in the United States for the very first time at the Morgan.

City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics

June 17 through September 11, 2016

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.

Dreams in Dust: The Pastels of Lucas Samaras

May 6 through August 21, 2016

This exhibition celebrates the gift of forty-eight pastel drawings to the Morgan’s collection from the artist and his dealer Arne Glimcher.

Trees: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

November 24, 2015 through July 10, 2016

Trees is the third exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw.

Image of Uprooted Tree by Gazeau

Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World

February 19 through May 30, 2016

This exhibition explores the history of the medium as a lucid, literate—but not always literal—tool of persuasion.

Warhol by the Book

February 5 through May 15, 2016

Warhol by the Book is the first exhibition in New York devoted solely to Warhol’s career as a book artist.