Hidden Parables: Stories of Representation in Morgan’s Bibles

Friday, December 1, 2023, 6 PM

Free with museum admission, advance registration is required.


Jesse R. Erickson
The Bible’s influence has extended to every corner of the globe, impacting the lives of billions worldwide. Its historical, theological, and narrative significance, as well as its physical production, have encompassed diverse regions and cultures. Similarly, the tales of J. Pierpont Morgan’s endeavors in amassing magnificent Bibles and biblically-inspired artwork span various geographical areas. In this lecture, Jesse R. Erickson, Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings, will delve into intriguing stories that showcase the diverse range of representation found throughout the exhibition’s different scenes.

The exhibition Morgan's Bibles: Splendor in Scripture will be open at 5 PM for program attendees.

The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New / Cambridge [Mass.] : Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson, MDCLXIII. [1663], frontispiece, PML 5441

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