Concerts, Talks, and More

Winter Family Fair

Illustration of two figures with red coats standing in front of the Morgan with snow flakes falling.

Celebrate the holiday season with the Morgan’s annual display of the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

Sunday, December 11, 2022 2–4:00 PM
Category: 
Family Programs
Location: 
Gilder Lehrman Hall
J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library

Murder, She Wrote: Agatha Christie and Archaeology

This program will explore how writer Dame Agatha Christie weaved together her personal archaeological experiences, and travels in Mesopotamia, into thrilling mysteries, and will feature objects from the exhibition She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 B.C. as well as the Morgan’s collection.

Friday, December 16, 2022, 12:30 PM
Category: 
Talks and Tours
Location: 
Zoom
Tickets: 
Free; limited availability, advance registration is required

Two Powerful Queens of the 24th Century BC: Baranamtara and Tabur-damu

This talk by Amanda Podany, Professor Emeritus of History, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, will focus on Baranamtara of Lagash (c. 2400 BC) and Tabur-damu of Ebla (c. 2300 BC), and will explore their roles in administration, diplomacy, and religion.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 6:30 PM
Category: 
Talks and Tours
Location: 
Gilder Lehrman Hall
Tickets: 
$25/$20 for Members; Free for students with a valid school ID

Ashley Bryan, Langston Hughes, and World War II from the African American Perspective

Matthew F. Delmont
Drawing on his new book, Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad (Viking), historian Matthew F. Delmont (Dartmouth) explains what the wartime experiences of Langston Hughes and Ashley Bryan reveal about Black perspectives on the war.

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 5 PM
Category: 
Talks and Tours
Location: 
Zoom

Beethoven’s Next Quartet

New Parnassus
Four contemporary composers take inspiration from the sketches of Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95, in F minor (1810) and compose one movement each, resulting in a completely new four-movement quartet

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 7:30 PM
Category: 
Concerts
Location: 
Gilder Lehrman Hall
Tickets: 
$30; $25 for Morgan Members

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