Morgan Museum and Library

Official Homepage: themorgan.org/home.asp

Fee: $15

Sun. 11 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10:30 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10:30 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10:30 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10:30 AM–9 PM
No-Fee Hours: 7 PM–9 PM
Sat. 10 AM–6 PM
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225 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, New York 10016
(212) 685-0008

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Original McKim Building at the J.P. Morgan Library.
The Morgan Museum and Library (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from Morgan Museum and Library:
In 1924 J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father's extraordinary library to the public. The most influential financier in this country's history, Pierpont Morgan was also a voracious collector. He bought on an astonishing scale, collecting art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that are the core of The Morgan Library & Museum's holdings.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Morgan Library & Museum (formerly The Pierpont Morgan Library) is a museum and research library in New York City, USA. It was founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906, which included, besides the manuscripts and printed books, some of them in rare bindings, his collection of prints and drawings. The library was designed by Charles McKim from the firm of McKim, Mead and White and cost $1.2 million. It was made a public institution in 1924 by his son, John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. Today the library is a complex of buildings which serve as a museum and scholarly research center. The scope of the collection was shaped in its early years as a private collection by Belle da Costa Greene, J.P. Morgan's personal librarian, who would become the library's first director and served from the time it became public until her retirement in 1948. Her successor, Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., managed the Library until 1969 and was also world-renowned for his own personal collections. The library contains many illuminated manuscripts, as well as authors' original manuscripts, including some by Sir Walter Scott, and Honoré de Balzac, as well as the scraps of paper on which Bob Dylan jotted down "Blowin' in the Wind" and "It Ain't Me Babe".

Promotional images for exhibits from Morgan Museum and Library official site

Current Exhibitions

Hawthorne-sophia
Jan 21, 2011 – May 22, 2011
This exhibition, drawn from the Morgan's own extraordinary holdings, explores the pervasive human desire to document our daily lives in writing.
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