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Celebrate Father’s Day with J.P. (left) and Jack (right). ... 📸: @ashleygarrettphoto #goals #fathersday #morganlibrary #gildedage #themorgan

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Photographer Peter Hujar captures in 1978 a glimpse of summer life on Fire Island, an iconic queer oasis. ... Peter Hujar (1934-1987), "Bill Radford and Vince Aletti in Dresses, Fire Island," 1971, gelatin silver print. Purchased on The Charina Endowment Fund, the Morgan Library & Museum. © Peter Hujar Archive, LLC, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. #morganlibrary #pride #fireisland #peterhujar #weekendvibes

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In this Hogarth drawing, we meet the youthful protagonist of the famed "Stages of Cruelty" series, Tom Nero. ... An orphan lacking parental guidance, Nero ignores the well-dressed boy offering him a tart and continues sodomizing a dog with the pointed end of a cudgel as his mates hold the hound in place. . All around them, other children demonstrate this nascent stage of cruelty: tying a bone to a dog’s tail, staging a cock-throwing contest, and hanging two cats by the tail. . On view | Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor . William Hogarth (1697–1764), First Stage of Cruelty, 1750-51, red chalk; incised with stylus; verso rubbed with red chalk for transfer. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909. The Morgan Library & Museum, III, 32b. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2016. . . . Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor is made possible with generous support from Joshua W. Sommer and Alyce Williams Toonk, with assistance from the Alex Gordon Fund for Exhibitions and Raphael and Jane Bernstein.

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“We were familiar at once—I put my hand on his knee—we understood.” — Peter Doyle . For 8 years, Walt Whitman and Peter Doyle, his “rebel soldier friend" were inseparable, meeting by chance on a streetcar in Washington D.C. . Doyle added greatly to Whitman’s health and happiness. When asked by a friend why he appeared to have a glow, Whitman replied, “Love, love, love!” . On view | Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Moses P. Rice and Sons?, Walt Whitman and his rebel soldier friend Pete Doyle, 1865, photograph; albumen print on card mount. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lead sponsor: The Calamus Foundation. Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy is also made possible with generous support from the Gilder Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, Joshua W. Sommer, and The Themis Anastasia Brown Fund, and assistance from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Susan Jaffe Tane, and Christian Keesee. #whitman #poetry #whitman200 #pride #morganlibrary

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In May 1960, activists initiated campaigns of nonviolent civil disobedience in the American South. At sit-ins, protesters sat at the counters of whites-only restaurants to await service and, when refused, remained seated, often drawing abusive treatment or arrest. ... Photographer Eve Arnold photographed Priscilla Washington, a twenty-year-old biology major at Virginia State College, as she trained to participate in a sit-in in Petersburg, Virginia. Arnold’s image emphasizes both the collective effort and the individual emotional cost of the fight for civil rights. ... It was not until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that racial segregation in public settings and business practices was outlawed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... On view | Among Others: Photography and the Group . . . Eve Arnold (1912–2012), A training school for Black sit-ins. They are harassed but taught not to hit back when harassed by Whites, Virginia, USA, 1960, from the series Non-Violence, gelatin silver print. The Morgan Library & Museum, Purchased on the Photography Collectors Committee Fund, 2017.286. © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos @magnumphotos ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Among Others: Photography and the Group is made possible by The Thompson Family Foundation. #morganlibrary #evearnold #photography

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak! ... Did you know the beloved creator of classics such as "Where the Wild Things Are" had a second career as an opera and ballet stage designer? ... Learn more about our exhibition opening this Friday: link in bio. . . . Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), Study for Wild Things costume, with notes (Where the Wild Things Are), 1979, watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite pencil on paper. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013.103:19. Photography by Janny Chiu. ... "Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet" is made possible with generous support from the Rita Markus Fund for Exhibitions, The Maurice Sendak Foundation, the Caroline Morgan Macomber Fund, Rudy and Sally Ruggles, and the David Berg Foundation, with assistance from Marilyn J. Friedland. #Sendak #MauriceSendak #MorganLibrary #Costume #Ballet #Opera #CostumeDesign

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“Comrades! I am the bard of Democracy...” —Walt Whitman⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Celebrate the visionary American poet who captured in words the spirit of a transforming nation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now open | Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn more: link in bio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ George Frank E. Pearsall (1841-1931), Walt Whitman, 1871, photographic print. The Library of Congress. Image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lead sponsor: The Calamus Foundation. Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy is also made possible with generous support from the Gilder Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, Joshua W. Sommer, and The Themis Anastasia Brown Fund, and assistance from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Susan Jaffe Tane, and Christian Keesee. #whitman #poetry #whitman200

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Families! Mark your calendars for our Summer Family Fair! ... Happening June 23, 2-4:30 PM, this free event encourages creative exhibition-themed fun and learning. ... Make costumes inspired by Maurice Sendak at our Wild Rumpus; craft Walt Whitman-esque poems on our giant poetry wall; tune into a screening of Spike Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are;” and so much more! ... Learn more: link in bio. ... Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), “Design for Ship (Nutcracker),” 1982-4, gouache and graphite pencil on paper. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013.107:289. Photography by Janny Chiu.

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Do you recognize the language on this binding fragment from 9th-10th-century Egypt?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ …⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you thought Greek, you’re close! This originally belonged to a manuscript written in the Coptic Egyptian language (Sahidic dialect). The various Coptic alphabets are adaptations of the Greek alphabet and are augmented by Egyptian Demotic letters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ …⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Coptologist from Finland has been studying many items from our Coptic manuscripts collection this past month in the Reading Room. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ …⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out a facsimile of the manuscript: link in bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ …⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ MS M.605A, Fragments of binding originally on MS M.605 (“The questions of Theodore” by John of Alexandria) #MorganLibrary

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✨ Swipe to see restoration cleaning magic. ✨ ... J. Pierpont Morgan's Library is the heart of the Morgan campus, and is undergoing a $12.5 million exterior restoration—the first comprehensive restoration of the landmark Library’s exterior in its 112-year history. … It will conserve one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in the United States, enhance the grounds surrounding the Library, improve the lighting of the building, and increase public access and appreciation of this historic architectural treasure. ... Major corporate sponsor @morgan.stanley. Lead funding provided by Katharine J. Rayner, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc., Annette de la Renta, and the Charina Endowment Fund. #morganlibrary #nyc #architecture

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The alarming events in Hogarth’s “Gin Lane” explore the degradation that went hand in hand with drinking imported gin in 18th century England...a scourge that was thought to target women in particular. ... At center, a drunken mother seated on stairs above a gin cellar drops her baby as she reaches for a pinch of snuff. ... Others caught up in the Gin Craze pawn their clothes and kettles to buy the drink, while their fellow Londoners fight dogs for bones or attack each other outside the aptly named Kilman Distillery. ... On view | Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor ... William Hogarth (1697–1764), Gin Street, 1750-51, red chalk, over traces of black chalk (in left foreground), with graphite, incised with stylus; verso rubbed with red chalk for transfer. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909, The Morgan Library & Museum, III, 36. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2016. #MorganLibrary #Gin @hendricksgin @bombaysapphireus #Hogarth

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As conceptions of community evolve and technology develops, photographers find new ways to represent the bonds among people. ... Join us tonight for a conversation with contemporary photographers Zalika Azim ( @26thletter) and Joseph Maida (@josephmaida).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... Learn more: link in bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Zalika Azim⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until these calamities be overpast⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2018⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pigment print⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 33 x 26 inches #morganlibrary #photography

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🌈 Happy Pride Month! ... In the spring of 1970, in anticipation of the 1st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in June, Peter Hujar agreed to make a photograph for a poster recruiting for the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). These are contact sheets from that photo shoot. ... Iconic though it has become, the image was scarcely seen at the time: most of the posters were stolen from the car of GLF member John Erdman before he was able to put them up. ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On view | Among Others: Photography and the Group. ... Peter Hujar (1934–1987), Contact sheet: Gay Liberation Front poster image shoot, 1969 or 1970, gelatin silver print. The Morgan Library & Museum, Peter Hujar Collection, Purchased on the Charina Endowment Fund; 2013.108:8.1263. © Peter Hujar Archive, LLC, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. #MorganLibrary #Pride2019 #Pride #WorldPride #Stonewall50 #Stonewall #PeterHujar

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Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman! ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Celebrate his 200th with the Morgan this summer! "Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy" opens June 7! ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn more: link in bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ George Frank E. Pearsall (1841-1931), Walt Whitman, 1871, photographic print. The Library of Congress. Image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lead sponsor: The Calamus Foundation. "Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy" is also made possible with generous support from the Gilder Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, Joshua W. Sommer, and The Themis Anastasia Brown Fund, and assistance from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Susan Jaffe Tane, and Christian Keesee. #MorganLibrary #WaltWhitman #OTD #birthday #poetry

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Thinking about Friday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This sheet is preparatory for the figure of Daniel in Peter Paul Rubens's painting "Daniel in the Lions' Den." ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After establishing the position of the figures in compositional drawings and oil sketches, Rubens would make studies after the model for major figures to guide studio assistants in the execution of a painting. ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here he outlined the figure in black chalk and blocked out shadows to indicate volume and light. The painting's fidelity to this study indicates that it belongs to the final stages of preparation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #PeterPaulRubens (1577-1640), Seated Male Youth ca. 1613. Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light gray paper. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909. I, 232 #MorganLibrary

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The Morgan Book Project is a free program in which the Morgan collaborates with @nycschools teachers to develop a unit of study designed to engage students in writing, illustrating, and building a book. ... See our favorite student creations in the exhibition “Inspiring and Illuminating the Classroom” through June 16. ... #morganlibrary

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Don’t forget to grab your tickets to Mr. Morgan’s Summer Soirée! ... Enjoy great food, cocktails, music by DJ Vikas, and a tour of “Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet.” ... Tickets on sale now: link in bio! ... Special thanks for @artnews and @sugarlift

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We’re a Blue Star Museum this summer! ... Free admission is available to those currently serving in the United States military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps— and up to 5 family members. Valid military ID required. ... Presented by the @neaarts and @bluestarfamilies ... 📸: @helloalicejoel #morganlibrary #bluestarfamilies #memorialday

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Last call! “The Extended Moment: Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada” closes today! ... Zanele Muholi, ZaVa, Amsterdam, 2014, gelatin silver print. National Gallery of Canada. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson, New York, and Stevenson Cape Town / Johannesburg ... The Extended Moment: Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada is made possible through the generosity of the Thompson Family Foundation, Inc. Organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. #morganlibrary @natgallerycan @yanceyrichardsongallery #zanelemuholi

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Now open | Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor ... Best known for his humorous political commentary, William Hogarth’s (1697–1764) work engaged a broad audience and agitated for legislative and social change. ... His intricate drawings and richly anecdotal scenes depict the ills and injustices of 18th century urban life, exploring the connections between violence, crime, alcohol abuse, and cruelty to animals. ... "Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor" tells the story of the artist's iconic images and the social realities of life in Georgian London that inspired him to advocate for reform. ... William Hogarth (1697–1764), Fourth Stage of Cruelty (Reward of Cruelty), 1750-51, red chalk; incised with stylus and squared for transfer in graphite; verso rubbed with red chalk for transfer. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909. The Morgan Library & Museum, III, 32e. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2016. ... Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor is made possible with generous support from Joshua W. Sommer and Alyce Williams Toonk, with assistance from the Alex Gordon Fund for Exhibitions and Raphael and Jane Bernstein. #morganlibrary #Hogarth

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Can you decipher this poem written by Lewis Carroll using his instructions? The “key-word” is “fox”! … Carroll wrote this poem in cipher for sisters Edith and Agnes (“Dolly”) Argles about two dogs, Lily and Fox, and their mistress Dolly. On one side of the cards, Carroll has written instructions for translating a message into cipher, and back into English. On the other side, he has written a key-alphabet and a message-alphabet. … A researcher consulted these in the Reading Room last week for an upcoming Alice in Wonderland exhibition @vamuseum. … *Hint: The first word is “Will”* … To learn more about the Reading Room, see the link in our bio. … MA 6387.1-2, Lewis Carroll, Poem in cipher: autograph manuscript, April 29, 1868 #morganlibrary #lewiscarroll

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You're in luck! It's rare that the 9.5 foot doors leading to J. Pierpont Morgan's Library are opened. ... Conservators are removing the bronze panels—fashioned after Ghiberti’s panels on the Florentine baptistry—for cleaning and treatment. ... J. Pierpont Morgan's Library is the heart of the Morgan campus, and is undergoing a $12.5 million exterior restoration—the first comprehensive restoration of the landmark Library’s exterior in its 112-year history. … It will conserve one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in the United States, enhance the grounds surrounding the Library, improve the lighting of the building, and increase public access and appreciation of this historic architectural treasure. ... Major corporate sponsor @morgan.stanley. Lead funding provided by Katharine J. Rayner, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc., Annette de la Renta, and the Charina Endowment Fund. #morganlibrary #nyc #architecture

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Explore Rembrandt’s self-portrait prints for all the moods. ... Link in bio.

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This sketchbook of architectural drawings—called the Codex Mellon—is one of the most significant documents of the appearance and structure of antique and contemporary buildings in early 16th century Rome. ... Containing interior and exterior views, elevations, and ground plans of Roman buildings, as well as a variety of decorative details, it is of great importance as an example of an architect’s model book of the early 16th century. ... Attributed to Domenico Antonio de Chiarellis, also called Menicantonio “Codex Mellon” 1513 Pen and brown ink and brown wash; some pages show construction lines drawn with the dry stylus 81 folios (counting the last endpaper numbered 101), 25 blank pages, 6 loose folios Leaves: 8 3/16 x 5 11/16 inches (208 x 145 mm) Gift of Paul Mellon 1978.44 #morganlibrary #architecture

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Already missing “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth” at the Morgan? Be sure to grab one of the few remaining catalogues in-person at the Morgan Shop! ... Comment below for a chance to win one of these! ... #morganlibrary #tolkien

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Last call! “Invention and Design: Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan” closes today! ... Attributed to Correggio (1489? – 1534), Head of a Woman Crying Out , 1511 – 1514. Charcoal and black chalk, blended with white chalk. The Morgan Library & Museum, IV, 30. #morganlibrary ... “Invention and Design: Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan” is made possible with generous support from the Scholz Family Charitable Trust, the Alex Gordon Fund for Exhibitions, and the Andrew W. Mellon Research and Publications Fund.

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Celebrate the 10th Annual Art Museum Weekend with us! ... Stop in Sunday, May 19, for free admission! ... 📸: @jeffrcasey #AAMD #morganlibrary #free #nyc

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The horrific fire at Notre-Dame in Paris underscores the fragility of the world’s historic monuments, and reminds us not to take them for granted. ... In the coming weeks, the Morgan is featuring several objects from our collection related to the cathedral in J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. ... Among the items on display is a medieval depiction in a French Book of Hours of the reliquary that contains Notre-Dame’s most important relic, the Crown of Thorns. ... Also on view is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal from 1858, in which the American author recorded impressions of seeing Notre-Dame through “workmen’s boards, timber, and ladders” during the extensive renovations to the cathedral in the nineteenth century." ... On view | Treasures from the Vault ... #morganlibrary #notredame

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This manuscript contains numerous images of the real and imaginary lands that made up the medieval world. ... Intended to marvel medieval viewers, the miniatures are arranged alphabetically and typically focus on the various peoples, exotic costumes, unusual customs, and fantastic creatures of a particular region. ... Iceland (left) is shown as a frozen and forbidding land with great bears breaking through the ice for fish. ... Italy (right) is shown as full of strange wonders, including a pit full of demons being fed a human sacrifice and a merman-like beaver swimming ashore. ... Browse the entire digital facsimile: link in bio. ... Livre des merveilles du monde France, probably Angers ca. 1460 281 x 220 mm Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911 MS M.461, fols. 50v–51r

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✨Who doesn’t love a week of good giveaways?!✨ ... To celebrate the final weeks of “The Extended Moment: Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada,” closing May 26, we’re giving away the exhibition catalogue and 2 Morgan admission tickets! .. To enter: tag a friend you would bring to the Morgan. We’ll randomly select a winner Thursday AM! ... Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903-1990), Golf Drive by Densmore, 1938, printed 1977, gelatin silver print. National Gallery of Canada. © Harold Edgerton/MIT, courtesy Palm Press, Inc. ... “The Extended Moment: Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada” is made possible through the generosity of the Thompson Family Foundation, Inc. Organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. @natgallerycan

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✨Catalogue/Ticket Giveaway!✨ ... Tag a friend you’d bring to the exhibition “Invention and Design: Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan,” closing this Sunday, for a chance to win the exhibition catalogue and 2 tickets to the Morgan (redeemable anytime)! ... We’ll select a winner at random tomorrow AM! ... This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s extensive collection of Italian Drawings, and explores how the concept of disegno (a word that means both “drawing” and “design”) emphasized the artist’s creative power and fundamentally changed Italian Renaissance art. ... It features over 90 works by masters such as Mantegna, Filippo and Filippino Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Correggio, Fra Bartolomeo, and Andrea del Sarto. ... “Invention and Design: Early Italian Drawings from the Morgan” is made possible with generous support from the Scholz Family Charitable Trust, the Alex Gordon Fund for Exhibitions, and the Andrew W. Mellon Research and Publications Fund. ... Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (active ca. 1467–ca. 1524), Head of a Bearded Man in Profile to the Right, ca. 1500, red chalk on paper. The Morgan Library & Museum, 1973.35:1, Gift of János Scholz. Photography by Janny Chiu, 2018. #morganlibrary #italian #drawing #arthistory #beard #beards

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Last call! “By Any Means: Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan” closes today! ... The exhibition brings together 20 innovative works from the Morgan’s collection, including many recent acquisitions, by artists such as John Cage, Sol LeWitt, Vera Molnar, Robert Rauschenberg, Betye Saar, Gavin Turk, and Jack Whitten. ... Betye Saar (b. 1926), A Secretary to the Spirits (from the series A Secretary to the Spirits [for Ishmael Reed]), 1975. Collage of cut printed papers and fabrics, with matte and metallic paint and ink stamps on laminated paperboard. The Morgan Library & Museum, 2017.306:1 ; Gift of the Modern and Contemporary Collectors Committee, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photography by Robert Wedemeyer. ... By Any Means: Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan is made possible with the support of Louisa Stude Sarofim and Nancy Schwartz. #morganlibrary #betyesaar

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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...” ... Last call for “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth,” closing tomorrow! ... Museum hours: Saturday | 10 AM to 9 PM Sunday | 11 AM to 6 PM (Member Hour 10 AM to 11 AM) ... J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water, August 1937, watercolor, white body color, black ink. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Tolkien Drawings 26. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937. ... An exhibition organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford in collaboration with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York with the support of The Tolkien Trust. ® TOLKIEN is a registered trademark of the Tolkien Estate Limited. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is made possible at the Morgan Library & Museum through the generosity of Fay and Geoffrey Elliott and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolkien Trust, and members of the Tolkien family. #tolkien #morganlibrary #middleearthinmanhattan

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Is this treasure binding from the 14th or 19th century? … Trick question! The answer is possibly both! ... The composite metal plaques (with reliefs depicting apostles) are 19th-century copies of reliefs from the early 13th-century triptych “Reliquary of The True Cross” at the @vamuseum (no. 7947-1862). ... The strips of champlevé enamel that separate the reliefs may be 14th-century Rhenish work. … Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Department intern @carokreutz is studying this manuscript in the Reading Room for an upcoming exhibition. … Learn more about visiting the Reading Room: link in bio. ... MS M.318, Homilies of Origen, written and illuminated at Himmerod Abbey (Trier, Germany), 1200-1250. #morganlibrary #morganlibraryreadingroom #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #fbf #finebindingfriday #treasurebinding

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The Morgan Book Project is a free program in which the Morgan collaborates with @nycschools teachers to develop a unit of study designed to engage students in writing, illustrating, and building a book. ... The Morgan Book Project Awards, happening this Friday, celebrates the best of the best! ... See the winning selections in the exhibition “Inspiring and Illuminating the Classroom” May 15 to June 16.

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Monday prying away those weekend vibes. ... Happy Monday courtesy @drawing_institute! ... Aert van Ort (ca. 1470-ca. 1540), “Death and a Man Struggling for a Bone,” pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on paper. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909. I, 253. #morganlibrary #monday #morgandrawings

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Pretty certain these ceilings are worthy of their own Insta account, no? ... See them in person tonight for free! Free Fridays are every Friday, 7–9 PM!

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Named after the Abbey of Lindau on Lake Constance, Germany, the Lindau Gospels ranks as one of the great masterpieces from our collection. ... Its jeweled covers constitute one of the most important of all medieval treasure bindings. ... See it now! The Lindau Gospels is on view in J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. ... Jeweled upper cover of the Lindau Gospels Court School of Charles the Bald Lindau Gospels, in Latin Switzerland, Abbey of St. Gall, late ninth century ca. 880 350 x 275 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1901 MS M. 1 #morganlibrary

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For the ancient Near East, the act of procreation symbolized creation itself. ... The female figure in this cylinder seal scene reveals only her pubic area as if to emphasize this idea of procreation rather than mere carnality. ... The hand-to-mouth gesture of the male figure, as well as his downward-stretched arm, document his astonishment at the symbolic truth being revealed to him. ... Male Figure Before a Goddess Drawing Aside Her Mantle, Cylinder seal and impression, Syria, ca. 1720–1650 B.C., Hematite, Seal no. 945. #morganlibrary

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We’re extending our hours until 9 PM this Saturday and next (May 4 and May 11) for a chance to see “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth” before it closes on May 12! ... Tuesday to Thursday: 10:30 AM to 5 PM Friday: 10:30 AM to 9 PM Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM . . . An exhibition organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford in collaboration with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York with the support of The Tolkien Trust. ® TOLKIEN is a registered trademark of the Tolkien Estate Limited. “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth” is made possible at the Morgan Library & Museum through the generosity of Fay and Geoffrey Elliott and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolkien Trust, and members of the Tolkien family. ... J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), Dust jacket design for The Hobbit [April 1937], pencil, black ink, watercolor, goache. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Tolkien Drawings 32. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

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Nothing quite like a sunny day (and a floral-filled benefit luncheon) in Gilbert Court to start off the week! ... Check out our Stories for some floral inspo.

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This 12th century (ca. 1155-1160) psalter—a book of biblical Psalms—is densely illustrated; 12 square compartments each contain two scenes depicting the life of Christ or parables. ... Zoom for more detail! ... Psalter, Canterbury, England, 1155-1160, 1 leaf, matted : vellum, ill. ; 400 x 290 mm. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1911. #morganlibrary

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One of these things is not like the other. ... Can you spot it on your next trip to the Morgan? ... #morganlibrary #harrypotter #library

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Happy Friday from the Reading Room! … This is one of our smallest books – “ABC for tiny schools” – and comes from the Julia P. Wightman collection of miniature books in our Department of Printed Books. … PML 251498, ABC for tiny schools #morganlibrary #morganlibraryreadingroom #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #minibook #minibooks

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You know the scene from “The Wizard of Oz”: Dorothy and Co. get a glam-up in the Emerald City. Think that, only Dorothy and Co. are historic sculptures from the loggia of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library, and Emerald City is Long Island City. ✨ ... As part of our $12.5 million restoration project, these sculptures are being examined and conserved at the Art Conservation Group studio before returning to their rightful place in Midtown (there’s no place like home!). ... The exterior restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library designed by McKim, Mead & White—is the first comprehensive restoration of the landmark Library’s exterior in its 112-year history. … It will conserve one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in the United States, enhance the grounds surrounding the Library, improve the lighting of the building, and increase public access and appreciation of this historic architectural treasure. ... Major corporate sponsor @morgan.stanley. Lead funding provided by Katharine J. Rayner, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc., Annette de la Renta, and the Charina Endowment Fund. 📸: Graham Haber, 2019. #conservation #morganlibrary #nyc

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Free Friday ✨feelings✨ from J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library! ... See this beauty (and our exhibitions) for FREE every Friday evening, 7–9 PM. ... 📸: @jacobnorbut #morganlibrary #NYC #Library #ThatCeilingTho

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Matthew Barney's latest project, Redoubt, comprises a feature-length film, sculptures, and other media that create a complex portrait of the American landscape. ... Join the artist in conversation about his new work with Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art, Vassar College, and Pamela Franks, Class of 1956 Director, the Williams College Museum of Art, and curator of the exhibition “Matthew Barney: Redoubt” (on view at @yaleartgallery through June 16).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thursday, May 23, 6:30 PM. Purchase tickets: link in bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cosponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery and made possible in part by their Hayden Visiting Artists Fund.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018. Production still. © Matthew Barney, courtesy Gladstone Gallery,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ New York and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Hugo Glendinning. #matthewbarney #morganlibrary

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This map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor was drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien most likely to aid visualization of the plot for "The Lord of the Rings." ... Plot your way to the Morgan to see "Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" before it closes May 12. ... ⬅️ Be sure to stop into the Morgan Café to sample our special hobbit menu! ... J.R.R. Tolkien, "Map of Rohan, Gondor and Mordor with plot notes for The Lord of the Rings, Book V," 1944. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MSS. Tolkien Drawings 118-119. © The Tolkien Estate Ltd 2015, 2018. #morganlibrary #tolkien #middleearthinmanhattan #hobbit #lotr ... An exhibition organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford in collaboration with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York with the support of The Tolkien Trust. ® TOLKIEN is a registered trademark of the Tolkien Estate Limited. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is made possible at the Morgan Library & Museum through the generosity of Fay and Geoffrey Elliott and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolkien Trust, and members of the Tolkien family.

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Of mans first disobedience, & the fruit / Of that forbidd'n tree, whose mortall tast / Brought death into the world, & all our woe... ... This is the only surviving manuscript of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”—a 33-page fair copy, written in secretary script by a professional scribe, who probably transcribed patchwork pages of text Milton had dictated to several different amanuenses. ... This fair copy was corrected by at least 5 different hands under Milton's personal direction and became the printer's copy, used to set the type for the first edition of the book. ... John Milton (1608–1674), Paradise Lost. Manuscript of Book I, in the hand of an amanuensis, ca. 1665. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1904, MA 307. #ParadiseLost #Milton #MorganLibrary