New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004

Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Ave

Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, the exhibition includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings. ... more

Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, the exhibition includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings. The selections were drawn from more than 1,200 works acquired since 2004 and include seminal figures from various genres. The earliest work on view is a treatise in praise of poetry, dating to ca. 1300; the most recent, a drawing by Alexander Ross, dates to 2007. Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are represented by, among other objects, the jewel-like Prayer Book of Queen Claude de France and the Book of Hours of the scribe Guillaume Lambert. Drawings include sheets by Rembrandt, Degas, Sargent, and Matisse. The show also features manuscripts and letters by Robert Frost, Vincent van Gogh, Henry James, Dylan Thomas, and Oscar Wilde. A large group of first edition music scores that came to the Morgan as part of the James Fuld Collection are also on view, notably a sketch by Beethoven for his Seventh Symphony and a set of proofs of Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. A highlight of the exhibition is the prominence of wo... more

Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, the exhibition includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings. The selections were drawn from more than 1,200 works acquired since 2004 and include seminal figures from various genres.

The earliest work on view is a treatise in praise of poetry, dating to ca. 1300; the most recent, a drawing by Alexander Ross, dates to 2007. Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are represented by, among other objects, the jewel-like Prayer Book of Queen Claude de France and the Book of Hours of the scribe Guillaume Lambert. Drawings include sheets by Rembrandt, Degas, Sargent, and Matisse. The show also features manuscripts and letters by Robert Frost, Vincent van Gogh, Henry James, Dylan Thomas, and Oscar Wilde. A large group of first edition music scores that came to the Morgan as part of the James Fuld Collection are also on view, notably a sketch by Beethoven for his Seventh Symphony and a set of proofs of Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

A highlight of the exhibition is the prominence of works by contemporary artists, a recent area of interest for the Morgan. In addition to the work by Alexander Ross, on view are drawings by Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Robert Morris, and Bruce Nauman, among others. Modern photography is also represented with works by Irving Penn and Diane Arbus.


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New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004

New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
01/27/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, January 27
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
01/28/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, January 28
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
01/29/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, January 29
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
01/30/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, January 30
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
01/31/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, January 31
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
02/01/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, February 01
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
02/02/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, February 02
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
02/03/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, February 03
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
02/04/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, February 04
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004
02/05/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, February 05
10:00AM
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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Occurs 69 more times through Apr 14

Morgan Library and Museum

225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008

Schedule

January 27, Monday 10:00AM
January 28, Tuesday 10:00AM
January 29, Wednesday 10:00AM
January 30, Thursday 10:00AM
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