Videos

Charles Noble: The Early Dukes of Devonshire: Collectors of Drawings, 1680–1755

Charles Noble, Curator of Collections, Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth, delivers his lecture The Early Dukes of Devonshire: Collectors of Drawings, 1680–1755 on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Jennifer Tonkovich: I still spent much more than I had planned: Buying Drawings at Jullienne’s 1767 Sale

Jennifer Wright delivers a lecture written by Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Ann Percy: An Acquiring Mind: John S. Philips, a Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia Print Collector’s Taste for Drawings

Ann Percy, The Mainwaring Curator of Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, delivers her lecture An Acquiring Mind: John S. Phillips, a Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia Print Collector’s Taste for Drawings on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Ger Luijten: Frits Lugt: Building a Collection

Ger Luijten, Director, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, delivers his lecture Frits Lugt: Building a Collection on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

John Marciari: Janos Scholz and His Era

John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum delivers his lecture Janos Scholz and His Era on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Philippe de Montebello interviews George Goldner

Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, interviews George Goldner, former Curator of Paintings and Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and former Chairman of the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World

Curator Joel Smith discusses the exhibition Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World, on view February 19 through May 30, 2016.

Mark Hallett: The Nomadic Eye: Traveling through Thomas Gainsborough's Landscapes

In this illustrated lecture (held on December 9, 2015) Professor Mark Hallett, Director of Studies at The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, takes us on a tour of Gainsborough’s pastoral views and suggests how we might best understand and appreciate the pictorial world that the artist created in and through his landscapes.

Video: Pierre-Jean Mariette and Splitting Drawings

To gain a better understanding of how Mariette split his drawings, the Morgan’s Thaw Conservation Center attempted to separate a replica of an old master drawing with studies on both sides.

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

Curator Nadia Perucic discusses the exhibition Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, on view through January 10, 2016.

Philippe de Montebello and Colin B. Bailey

Philippe de Montebello and Colin Bailey, the new director of The Morgan Library & Museum, talk about several new exhibitions currently on view.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland

Associate curator Carolyn Vega discusses The Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibition Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Morgan explores the inspiration for the story, its rocky path to publication, and its enduring legacy as a British classic.

Alastair Laing: Boucher’s Drawings: Who, and What, Were They For?

In the inaugural Thaw Lecture (held on 5 May 2015), Alastair Laing, 2014–15 Thaw Senior Fellow at the Drawing Institute and longtime curator of paintings for the National Trust in the United Kingdom, investigates the audience for, and function of, the 10,000 drawings Rococo master François Boucher claimed to have produced.

An Illuminated Haggadah for the 21st Century

This film was produced to accompany the Rose Haggadah manuscript and to document the process and craft involved in its creation. The manuscript is in the exhibition Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff, on view February 6 through May 3, 2015.

The Little Prince: A New York Story

Philippe de Montebello and curator Christine Nelson talk about the exhibition The Little Prince: A New York Story on view January 24 through April 27, 2014.

Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book

Curator Sheelagh Bevan gives a tour of the exhibition Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book, on view February 21 through May 11, 2014.

Illuminating Faith: The Sacred Bleeding Host of Dijon

Curator Roger Wieck discusses the Sacred Bleeding Host of Dijon, the cult of which thrived for over 350 years.

In the Company of Animals: Michael Hearst on Animals and Music

Composer Michael Hearst reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are animals worthwhile subjects? What roles do animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

In the Company of Animals: William Wegman on Dogs and Photography

Artist William Wegman reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

In the Company of Animals: Emma Straub on Cats and Writing

Writer Emma Straub reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

Oscar wilde manuscripts

Curator Declan Kiely discusses a volume of Oscar wilde manuscripts the Morgan received as a gift in 2008.

Preserving a Masterpiece: "Desilking" A Christmas Carol

In 2011 the manuscript of A Christmas Carol received extensive treatment by conservators at the Morgan's Thaw Conservation Center. Conservator Reba Snyder explains how one of the Morgan's most important literary manuscripts was disbound, tested, and washed, the old silk linings removed from every page.

Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks

Curator Jennifer Tonkovich, discusses the exhibition Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks.

Roy Lichtenstein: the Black and White Drawings, 1961–1968

Isabelle Dervaux, curator of modern and contemporary drawings, discusses the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: the Black and White Drawings, 1961–1968.

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves

Curator Roger Wieck discusses selections from the greatest of all Dutch illuminated manuscripts, the Hours of Catherine of Cleves.

Cornel West: Reflections on Austen

Cornel West comments on Jane Austen and the human condition.

Siri Hustvedt: Reflections on Austen

Siri Hustvedt describes Jane Austen's mastery of language.

Humphry Repton's Red Books

Curator John Bidwell discusses Humphrey Repton's Red Books.

Colm Tóibín: Reflections on Austen

In conjunction with the film The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen, the Morgan produced additional short films featuring each of the participants. In this video, Colm Tóibín describes the relationship between his latest novel Brooklyn and Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Sandy Lerner: Reflections on Austen

Sandy Lerner discusses her deep connection to Jane Austen's works.