Lecture: Liberty to Imagination: Drawings from the Eveillard Gift

Friday, June 7, 2024 6–7 PM

Tickets: Free; advance registration is encouraged but not required.

Join Colin B. Bailey, Katharine J. Rayner Director of The Morgan Library & Museum, for a special opening night lecture that explores drawings by Rembrandt, Watteau, Degas, Renoir, and other highlights in the exhibition, Liberty to Imagination: Drawings from the Eveillard Gift. The Morgan is a collection of collections, and the 100th anniversary of its founding provides an opportunity to celebrate a promised gift of twenty-eight master drawings from the seventeenth to the twentieth century from collectors Jean-Marie and Elizabeth Eveillard.

This lecture takes place in Gilder Lehrman Hall on the Ground Floor. Doors to the Hall open 30 minutes before the program begins, and seating is on a first come, first served basis Liberty to Imagination: Drawings from the Eveillard Gift can be viewed before the program. Free admission begins at 5 PM.

Jean Baptiste Greuze (French, 1725–1805) A Kitchen Cook, Reading, 1759. Black, white and red chalk, with smudging, on light brown paper. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, promised gift of the Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard.

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