The Morgan, Connected

The Morgan is temporarily closed and all programs through April 30 are cancelled. However, there are many ways to stay connected with us at home!

Take a Virtual Walk | City of the Soul: Walks in Rome

In 1870, August Hare published Walks in Rome, an immensely popular guidebook enriched with a wealth of literary quotations. This online exhibition similarly provides an itinerary through visual and literary Rome, allowing visitors to take a virtual walk through the city.

Take a Walk


The Morgan Campus | J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library Façade

It’s not just a façade! The façade of our J. Pierpont Morgan Library building uses a complex ancient Greek building technique that enables the stone to have no visible mortar. The architects, McKim, Mead & White, adapted this technique to account for the variable climate in New York city. In this video, Jennifer Schork, Senior Conservator of Integrated Conservation Resources, describes this complex system with a diagram of the building blocks.

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Stay Social (and Creative!) | Our Social Media Portrait Competition

The Morgan has teamed up with The Art Students League of New York for a portrait-making competition! To enter, create and share a self-portrait or portrait of a friend/companion/significant other/roommate on Instagram, tag @themorganlibrary and @aslnyc, and use the hashtag #MorganPortraits.

Winning submissions will be selected by an expert panel of Morgan curators and Art Students League Executive Director Michael Rips. Winning works will be shared on our social media channels!

Submissions must be posted on Instagram by 12 PM EST April 16, 2020.

Get Inspired


The Collection in Focus  | Manuscripts of Anne Brontë

The Morgan holds the largest collection of literary manuscripts by Anne Brontë (1820–1849), all of which are presented here. Of the fifty-nine poems attributed to her, fifty-four survive in manuscript; of those, eighteen and a portion of a nineteenth are held at the Morgan. The manuscripts reproduced here, therefore, comprise one of the richest material records of Brontë’s literary imagination.

Look Closer


From the Morgan Blog | Time Traveling Through Eleven Centuries

“The various manuscripts from different collections, like those of Glazier, Bühler, Morgan, and Wightman, were written and partly illuminated between the eighth and the eighteenth century. They show a large range of different types of manuscripts, such as gospel books, antiphonars, psalters, medical and astronomical texts, law books, and books about table manners.”

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Image Captions:

Raja Rādhekādas holding court, ca. 1825. Gift; Paul F. Walter; 1979.

Gustav Wilhelm Palm (1810-1890), Entrance to the Giardino del Lago, Villa Borghese, Rome, 1844, oil on paper, mounted to canvas. Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009. 2009.400:91.

Anne Brontë (1820–1849), Collection of poems : autograph manuscript signed : [Haworth] 1838 Jan. 24-1841 Aug. 19. The Henry Houston Bonnell Brontë Collection. Bequest of Helen Safford Bonnell, 1969. MA 2696.5.

1. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), “Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide-Eyed and Open-Mouthed,”1630, etching and drypoint on paper. RvR 442 NHD 69, II.
2. A portrait of Nūr Jahān, Rajasthan, India, ca. 1700. Gift; Anna C. Walter; 1985. MS M.1074.1.
3. Workshop of Domenico Tintoretto (1560-1635), Portrait of a Man, Venice ca. 1600. Oil on canvas. Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1929. AZ072.
4. John Downman (1750-1824), Portrait of a Lady, possibly Miss Weatherby, 1796, black chalk, blue, rose, and yellow watercolor, heightened with white tempera, on paper. Gift of Mrs. Walter H. Page in honor of Miss Felice Stampfle. 1983.86.
5. Lovis Corinth (1858-1925), Studies of an Old Man, His Profile, by Lovis Corinth and Leo Michelson, 1907, graphite and charcoal on paper. The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection. 2009.98.
6. Lovers’ Pledge, France, ca. 1555. Purchased as the gift of an anonymous member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in memory of Melvin R. Seiden, 2018. MS M.1211.
7. Peter Hujar (1934-1987), Self-Portrait Jumping (1), 1974, gelatin silver print. Purchased on The Charina Endowment Fund. 2013.108:1.37.

Book of Hours, Tyrol, Austria, or southern Germany, ca. 1500
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995, MS S.14.


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