Videos

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz: On Peter Hujar

Fran Lebowitz speaks with Joel Smith, Richard L. Menschel Curator and Department Head of Photography. Held on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Whatever Happened to the Ides of March?

Roger S. Wieck, Melvin R. Seiden Curator and Department Head of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and curator of Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time, and Alexander Jones, Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, discuss and illustrate Roman time and how it evolved in the medieval era. Held on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

CelloX4—The Art of Fugue

Rush Hour Concert, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Celebrated artists perform chamber music from Baroque to contemporary in the intimate and sumptuous surroundings of J. Pierpont Morgan's Library.

Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordeans

Join Ilona van Tuinen, curator of the exhibition Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens, for a discussion of the spectacular works on display and the story behind the show. Held on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing

Opening February 2 and continuing through May 13, Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing highlights the playwright’s creative process and his close involvement with the theatrical production of his works, as well as their reception and lasting impact.

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance.

Noël Annesley: Collecting Drawings in the Twentieth Century: An Insider's Diary

Noël Annesley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s Fine Art, London, began his career at Christie’s auction house in London in 1964 and has followed the market in old master drawings for over half a century, witnessing its highs and lows and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Chamber Orchestra of New York: Christmas Concerti

Join music director Salvatore Di Vittorio and the Chamber Orchestra of New York for a Christmas inspired concert of Baroque works to coincide with the exhibition Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas. Featuring Davide Alogna, violin. 
Held Friday, November 17, 2017.

Portrait of a Docent

Miryam Wasserman tells her story about becoming a docent at the Morgan Library & Museum after retiring as a City Tech English literature professor.

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections containing over 400 sheets.

Henry David Thoreau: A Life

Join Laura Dassow Walls, author of the forthcoming Henry David Thoreau: A Life, for an illustrated presentation on the profound, inspiring complexity of Henry David Thoreau.

The Writer's Art: A Conversation with Jean Strouse & Colm Tóibín

Jean Strouse, biographer of Alice James, and Colm Tóibín, author of The Master, discuss Henry James’s relationship to the visual arts. Presented on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

William Robinson: Rembrandt’s “Indian Drawings” and His Later Work

William Robinson, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, emeritus, Fogg Museum/Harvard Art Museums and Thaw Senior Fellow, examines Rembrandt’s drawings after Mughal portraits.

Henry James and American Painting

Co-curator and acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín discusses the exhibition Henry James and American Painting, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum, June 9 through September 10, 2017.

“Cospetto! Che bella cosa!” My what a beautiful thing: Boucher’s Triumph of Venus in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, traces Boucher’s process in the elaboration of his masterpiece, examines the tradition of marine mythologies from Raphael to Poussin and beyond, and considers some of the textual and pictorial sources which may have inspired the painter. Presented on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Watch PBS Newshour feature "Finding Emily Dickinson in the power of her poetry".

Armenian Treasures at the Morgan Library & Museum

Learn about the Armenian silversmiths of Kayseri who created beautiful silver covers for Armenian manuscripts. Three of these covers are in the collection of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin

The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is partnering with the Morgan to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its collections to New York for a rare visit.

A Christmas Carol at The Morgan

NYC-ARTS takes a closer look at A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Guided by Declan Kiely, curator of Literary & Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum, we are encouraged to reconsider the true meaning of Dickens’s work.

Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism

A panel featuring Mark R. Silk, Trinity College, Hartford; Dean P. Bell, Spertus Institute, Chicago; and Martin Hauger, High Consistory of the Evangelical Church in Germany, discuss Martin Luther’s changing opinion on Jews as well as the impact of the Reformation on Christian-Jewish relations in the 16th century. Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Lincoln Speaks

Lincoln Speaks, a 15-minute film, was originally produced to accompany the exhibition, Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation, and features contemporary writers and scholars discussing the power of Lincoln’s language and his enduring legacy in American political life.

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will

Curator Christine Nelson discusses the exhibition Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will, on view September 9, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

Chamber Orchestra of New York: Respighi & Mozart's Jupiter

The Chamber Orchestra of New York with Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio perform a musical program inspired by works in the exhibition City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics. Held Thursday, June 23, 2016.

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.