Videos

William Barcham: Tiepolo's Chariot of the Sun in the Palazzo Clerici, Milan: Drawings and Pictorial Intervention

The Second Annual Thaw Lecture: William Barcham, Tiepolo's Chariot of the Sun in the Palazzo Clerici, Milan: Drawings and Pictorial Intervention, May 26, 2016.

Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece

Curator  John Marciari discusses the exhibition Rembrandt's First Masterpiece, on view through September 18, 2016.

Renzo Piano in conversation with Colin B. Bailey

The Morgan Library & Museum marked ten years since the completion of its acclaimed, Renzo Piano-designed expansion project in April 2006.

Welcome and opening remarks from Colin B. Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum, and John Marciari, Charles W. Englehard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum

Welcome and opening remarks from Colin B. Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum, and John Marciari, Charles W. Englehard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum. This video introduces a series of lectures from the symposium A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collecting co-presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection and The Drawing Institute at The Morgan Library on Friday and Saturday, March 4–5, 2016.

Hugo Chapman: “Parallels, Patterns, and Reversals: The British Museum as a Template for Collecting Old Master Drawings”

Hugo Chapman, The Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, London, presents his keynote address Parallels, Patterns and Reversals: The British Museum as a Template for Collecting Old Master Drawings on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Evelyn Karet: Collecting Old Master Drawings in Northern Renaissance Italy before Vasari: Motivations and Patterns…

Evelyn Karet, Independent Scholar and former Visiting Scholar, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University, Boston, presents her lecture Collecting Old Master Drawings in Northern Renaissance Italy before Vasari: Motivations and Patterns of Collecting on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Diana Dethloff: Peter Lely: Collecting in Seventeenth–Century England

Diana Dethloff, Academic Administrator and Lecturer in Seventeenth-Century British Art, Department of History of Art, University College, London, delivers her lecture Peter Lely: Collecting in Seventeenth–Century England on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Kristel Smentek: Pierre-Jean Mariette: The Collector as Historian

Kristel Smentek, Associate Professor of Art History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, delivers her lecture Pierre-Jean Mariette: The Collector as Historian on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Ian Wardropper and Inge Reist at The Frick Collection

Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection and Inge Reist, Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library deliver welcoming remarks on Saturday, March 5, 2016 for the symposium A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collecting.

Andrew Morrogh: Niccolò Gaddi and Giorgio Vasari

Andrew Morrogh, Associate Professor of Art History Emeritus, University of Oregon, Eugene, delivers his lecture Niccolò Gaddi and Giorgio Vasari on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Michiel Plomp: Rembrandt and His Time

Michiel Plomp, Chief Curator of Art Collections, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, delivers his lecture Rembrandt and His Time on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Carel van Tuyll: Queen Christina of Sweden’s Collection of Drawings

Carel van Tuyll, former Director of the Département des Arts graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris, delivers his lecture Queen Christina of Sweden’s Collection of Drawings on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

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?