The Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum, formerly known as the Pierpont Morgan Library and currently referred to as The Morgan, is home to one of the world's largest collections of drawings, manuscripts, music, rare books, and other works of art.

Enriching Lives Through Engagement with the Arts

The Morgan Library and Museum

A school group gathers in the Museum's Gilbert Court. 

Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2012. 

The Morgan was born from the private collection of financier Pierpont Morgan, which he began assembling in the late 19th century. Eleven years after Pierpont Morgan's death in 1913, his son J.P. Morgan Jr. actualized his father's lifelong dream and transformed the private collection into a public institution. Today, The Morgan, located in Manhattan, is home to one of the world's most prolific collections of rare materials from the European and American traditions, including historical, illuminated, literary, and musical manuscripts, early printed books, early children's books, and old master drawings and prints. The institution is committed to the display, interpretation, preservation, and study of these remarkable materials. Through unique exhibitions, extensive public programs, and important research, The Morgan embodies its core vision: that meaningful engagement with art, history, literature, and music has the power to foster understanding, change minds, and enrich lives.

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