Plan your visit. 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016.
The Morgan Library & Museum presents Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song, opening February 18, 2022, and running through May 22, 2022. Curated in collaboration with the Woody Guthrie Center, Woody Guthrie Publications, and music historian Bob Santelli, the exhibition tells the story of the great American troubadour and writer Woody Guthrie in his own words and by his own hand. On view is an extraordinary selection of musical instruments, handwritten lyrics, manuscripts, photographs, books, art, and audiovisual media, assembled from the preeminent holdings of the Woody Guthrie Archive and several private collections. Prominent among these rarely seen objects are the original, handwritten lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land,” one of the world’s most famous protest songs, which Guthrie composed just a few blocks away from the Morgan in Photo of Woody Guthrie by Eric Schaal. 1940. More than eighty years later, this song remains enduringly popular, as Guthrie’s words maintain a vital relevance today.