Press release date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Featuring Works by Al Taylor, Alfred Jarry, Jean-Jacques Lequeu, and a Presentation of the Book of Ruth

The Morgan Library & Museum announces its 2020 winter program of exhibitions, celebrating innovative worksby a range of visionary artists. In January and February, the Morgan will open four exhibitions, spanning time periods from the Middle Ages to the 1990s. The season begins on January 24 with Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being, focusing on the French writer’s experimental approach to the art of the book in celebration of the important gift to the Morgan of the Robert J. and Linda Klieger Stillman Pataphysics Collection. January 31 marks the opening of Jean‐Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, which brings the artist’s drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France to  New York City for the first time. Opening on February 14, The Book of Ruth: Medieval to Modernplaces the Joanna S. Rose Illuminated Book of Ruth, completed by the artist Barbara Wolff in 2017 and presented to the Morgan in 2018, in conversation with medieval illuminated manuscripts. Rounding out the season, The Drawings of Al Taylor, opening on February 21, takes a closer look at the artist's original contribution to drawing at the end of the twentieth-century.