Morgan Explorers: The Nonsense Alphabet of Edward Lear

Explore the museum from home with a live interactive tour. Each program will take a closer look at objects in the Morgan’s Collection Online, ranging from ancient to modern. Families will receive a creative prompt with each experience, for inspiration to write, read, or craft at home. This program is designed for children and caregivers to enjoy together. Appropriate for children ages 6–12. Program materials: pencil, and paper.

Sunday, November 22: Exercise your funny bone with manuscripts curator Sal Robinson, who will introduce families to the sublimely silly poetry of Edward Lear's illustrated nonsense alphabets.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Sunday, November 22, 2:00 PM

Tickets: Free; limited availability, advance registration is required.

P was a Pig, Edward Lear (1812-1888). Illustrated nonsense alphabet, ca. 1859. MA 2946. Purchased on the Fellows Fund as the gift of Leslie Ten Eyck Michaels and Patricia Michaels Mason in memory of Arthur Michaels, 1977.

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