Becoming Morgan: J. Pierpont Morgan's Early Collecting

Join Dr. Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, as he traces the development of J. Pierpont Morgan as a collector of rare books and manuscripts. The talk will examine the evolution of Morgan’s taste and the development of his remarkable collection in conjunction with the construction of the library that he commissioned from the architectural firm, McKim, Mead, and White, while also considering Pierpont Morgan’s most important sources of influence: his father, Junius Spencer Morgan, and eponymous nephew. The lecture will be followed by a book signing celebrating the publication of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library: Building the Bookman’s Paradise. J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library and the Morgan Garden will be open at 5:30 PM for program attendees.

Pre-concert talk: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 6:30 PM
Free; Advanced registration required.

Images: © The Morgan Library & Museum, Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2015.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.