New York

United States

225 Madison Avenue
Phone: (212) 685-0008

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum, occupying a newly enlarged, midtown Manhattan campus designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, houses one of the world's greatest collections of artistic, literary, musical, and historical works. Included in its holdings are original scores of Mozart and Beethoven, drawings by Rembrandt and Rubens, medieval and Renaissance works, three Gutenberg Bibles, literary manuscripts of Dickens and Twain, and five-thousand-year-old Near Eastern carvings.

Permanent Collection

Pierpont Morgan's immense holdings ranged from Egyptian art to Renaissance paintings to Chinese porcelains. For his library, Morgan acquired illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints. To this core collection, he added the earliest evidence of writing as manifested in ancient seals, tablets, and papyrus fragments from Egypt and the Near East. Morgan also collected manuscripts and printed materials significant to American history.

Over the years—through purchases and generous gifts—the Morgan has continued to actively acquire rare materials as well as important music manuscripts, a fine collection of early children's books and manuscripts, and materials from the twentieth century (as well as earlier periods). Nevertheless the focus on the written word, the history of the book, and master drawings has been maintained.


Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves
January 22 through May 2, 2010

Flemish Illumination in the Era of Catherine of Cleves
January 22 through May 2, 2010

Rome After Raphael
January 22 through May 9, 2010

A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy
November 6, 2009, through March 14, 2010

Two Drawings by Andrew Wyeth
Through May 2, 2010

Forthcoming exhibitions

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic journey
April 2 through August 1, 2010

Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design
May 21 through August 29, 2010

Albrecht Durer: What Beauty Is
May 17 through September 12, 2010

Women in Wartime: Anne Morgan and the American Committee for Devastated France
Fall 2010

Mark Twain: At Home and Abroad
Fall 2010

Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961-68
Fall 2010

Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks
Fall 2010


$12 Adults
$8 Children (under 16)
$8 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with current ID)
Free to members and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
Admission is free on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission to the McKim rooms is without charge during the following times: Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
Admission is not required to visit the Morgan Shop

Opening hours

The Morgan Library & Museum and the Morgan Shop are open
Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Getting there

How to get to The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum is located at 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street
By subway: No. 6 to 33d Street; No. 4, 5, 6 or 7 to Grand Central
B, D, F, Q to 42d Street
By bus: M2, M3, M4, Q32 to 36th Street
PATH to 33rd Street


For more information inquire at the Morgan's Information Desk, call (212) 685-0008, or email Visitor Services.

The Morgan Library & Museum and its programs are accessible to people using wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available for use during your visit.

Assistive listening devices, headsets and neck loops are available for most programs at the Morgan.

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