Renzo Piano in conversation with Colin B. Bailey

10 Years of the New Morgan

The Morgan Library & Museum marked ten years since the completion of its acclaimed, Renzo Piano-designed expansion project in April 2006. The celebratory weekend offered free general admission to the museum for the entire weekend for all visitors and a variety of festivities.

The 2006 expansion was the Morgan’s most ambitious building project in the museum’s history. It included a new entrance on Madison Avenue, greatly increased exhibition space, a new performance hall and a dedicated educational center for school children, enlarged and modernized scholarly facilities including a new Reading Room, state-of-the-art collection storage, and a variety of visitor amenities, highlighted by two new restaurants. The anniversary weekend coincides with the birthday of Pierpont Morgan, the museum’s founder and benefactor, who was born on April 17, 1837.