College Night

Students are invited to an after-hours event featuring exhibition tours, games, behind-the-scenes experiences, sketching with Drawing New York, live music, refreshments, and more!

Our fall season exhibitions include, John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal, Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan, Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive, and Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
Tickets: Free for college students with a valid school ID.


College Night is made possible with generous support from the Robert O. Lehman Foundation.

Event Schedule

6:00-7:45 pm:
Drawing New York at the Morgan
Join artist Simon Levenson for sketching with costumed models and live music in the Gilbert Court. Informal drawing lessons are provided throughout the evening.

Unlock the Library
In a Scavenger Hunt designed by Fashion Institute of Technology students in the Art History and Museum Professions program, solve five golden clues to get the password to access a secret room in the museum.

Augmented Reality Tour
Experience the Morgan as it appeared to original visitors in the 1900s and gain behind the scenes access to objects and historic locations.

Reception and refreshments in the Gilbert Court.   

Exhibitions Tours

6:20-6:40 pm: Guided Tour
Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan
Joel Smith, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography

6:40-7:00 pm: Guided Tour
Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman
John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints

7:00-7:20pm: Guided Tour
Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive
Frances Barulich, Mary Flagler Cary Curator of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music

7:20-7:40 pm: Guided Tour
John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal
Laurel O. Peterson, Moore Curatorial Fellow, Department of Drawings & Prints

Quickdraw Contest and Raffle Winners in the Gilbert Court

7:30 pm QuickDraw contest begins.
7:45 pm Scavenger Hunt and Augmented Reality experience raffle winners announced.

To participate, complete the Scavenger Hunt and/or Augmented Reality Tour by 7:45pm and be present in the Gilbert Court.

7:50 pm QuickDraw Contest winners announced.

Get Here

Every Friday night at the Morgan is free admission from 7-9 p.m. Check out our full hours here.

Many of the Morgan’s public programs, including lectures and film screenings, are FREE for students! Visit programs to learn about events and email to reserve.

Want to book a tour for a college group? Visit this page.

Get Involved

Learn about paid fellowship and internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Get Inspired

The collection of the Morgan Library & Museum spans from ancient to modern, representing a variety of artistic media and book arts. Visit our collection online, and access high quality images that you can download, rotate, and zoom. Get a closer look for researching, informing your creative practice, or discovering what you want to read next!

See Collection online and Digital Facsimiles.

Get Specific

Got a great idea? Go a little further:

Request a visit to the Reading Room to research with the Morgan's rare materials. Visit this page for details and requirements.

Check out behind the scenes content from the Thaw Conservation Center and learn about conservation treatments and technical study of works in the Morgan’s Collection.

Explore the Drawing Institute, a center of research for drawing in the history of art; discover their schedule of events and classes.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

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