The Women Who Made the Morgan

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3 PM

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

Belle da Costa Greene, Felice Stampfle, and Edith Porada

Best known for its namesake financier, J. Pierpont Morgan, the Morgan Library & Museum is also indebted to these three women who were instrumental in shaping the institution and collections as we know them today. Through the stories of Belle da Costa Greene (1879–1950), private librarian of J. Pierpont Morgan and first director of the Morgan; Felice Stampfle (1913–2000), first curator of the collection of Drawings and Prints; and Edith Porada (1912–1994), honorary curator of Ancient Mesopotamian Seals and Tablets, we will explore the lasting mark that women have made at the Morgan through their leadership, scholarship, and acquisitions. Presented by Daria Rose Foner, Research Associate to the Director; Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator, Drawings and Prints; and Sidney Babcock, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head, Ancient Western Asian Seals and Tablets.

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

Top to bottom: Belle Greene, New York, 1929. Felice Stampfle in Lucerne, ca. 1955. Edith Porada in Hagengut, Austria ca. late 1950's.

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