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The private library of financier Pierpont Morgan—now a museum, research library, music venue, architectural landmark, and historic site.
Don't miss "Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress", focusing on the writer's cynicism about the modernization of America. Sept 17-Jan 2
go/sit/play inside the morgan library (yeah, _that_ morgan: JP!)
In Morgan's Study, the Majolica "Stemmed Cup with Two Handles" has a painting *inside* the cup. I use my cell phone as a mirror to see it.
Get the audio tour and head straight to Morgan’s library. The entire museum can be seen in just a few hours. Afterwards (or prior to) grab a bite to eat in the Dining Room.
A stunning place both inside and out. A wonderful place to visit, I highly recommend it.
Really check out the titles in JP Morgan's personal library. Make a tally of all the classics he has.
If you're here for a specific exhibit or event don't leave without taking a walk through Morgan's private study and the library. Absolutely astonishing rooms.
Some of the bookcases in the renovated library wing are fake, hiding staircases behind! See if you can spot em
One of my favorite places in the city. They have a concert every Friday night when they are open later. A perfect date night.
More than a hundred years after its founding, the Morgan is now a museum, research library, musical venue, landmark and historic site.
The museum has a breathtaking interior with a wide collection of illuminated manuscripts, art, and first edition books.
Like returning to the womb, only this one's gilded.
Go after 7 on Friday for free admission & use the $ you saved to buy a very pretty cocktail in the cafe, then enjoy the art, artifacts, and opulent, spacious setting
Take in in some amazing art and literary exhibits before you take lunch in the tranquil, glass enclosed garden setting with a fantastic menu.
Like every other idiotically rule bound museum, this one also doesn't allow photos, so be discrete...
A must see in NYC
The "Drawing Surrealism" exhibition is highly suggested!! 2 rooms packed of great drawings, collages and books of art. Be sure to check downstairs the making of Renzo Piano's new building.
Don't miss the charming exhibit of Beatrix Potter's letters that inspired her Tales of Peter Rabbit and other books. Not only are the drawings a delight, Miss Potter's cheeky wit is a revelation.
Don't miss Robert Wilson/Phillip Glass Einstein on the Beach! Plan your trip with an hour of time to see film screening of Einstein on the Beach: The changing image of opera.
Wonderful place for lunch . Tuna appetizer was amazing. Try savored.com for 20% off . Nice museum too
Famed architect Renzo Piano does the addition to this historic museum, adding a nice modern juxtaposition with the existing historic architecture
Check-in to the Morgan any night of an Orchestra of St. Luke's concert and get a free St. Luke's CD feat. Joshua Bell. : )
#Archtober Building of the Day for October 2, 2011. Addition and renovation by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners.
They're very strict about no electronic devices at all inside the galleries (tho there are no signs saying so)... Keep ringers off and everything in your pockets.
The salinger letters are in the library - get on line right away if you want to read them on free fri nights - The line gets real long real quick and moves real slow.
You can use your camera in most parts except special exhibitions. A pity that so many books are now locked away as display pieces. I doubt that many scholars will use them. Books should be read.
Save the library for last and have fun trying to find the hidden staircases
Every meeting, here.
A wonderful space and NYC experience comes alive at the historical haute. Plan an hour for museum and half for tea at Ampersand, the onsite cafe. Well worth the schlep to gaze at rare collections.
This is truly a gem in midtown - where else can u find yourself in a renaissance-revival library in the middle of busy corp manhattan w original scripts from dickens, Churchill , napoleon, Schubert ?
A charming museum, everything perfect!.
Lemonade ginger so good, even better lychee ale
JP Morgan collected art treasures and rare manuscripts in his mansion with adjoining library. New architecture unifies the buildings and collections into a quietly awe-inspiring experience.
The atrium is a beautiful place for a coffee or drink in the winter when you miss being outside.
Don't be fooled by the "Rembrandt's World. Dutch Drawings..." show title. Lots of intricate Dutch works here, but just 3 Rembrandts. Up through April 29.
Book worms should enjoy this place for its manuscripts. $15 entry. Dont forget the free audio guide as the ppl you hand the cash to- dont mention it. If you want lunch - bring a thick wallet...
To add on your own to-do list: "Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art" June 3 - October 2, 2011
One of the world's finest small museums.
This place was in the movie Citizen Kane.
Lovely piece by Xu Bing in the lobby
If you have a business card or ID, librarians get in for free.
The Xu Bing exhibit is fantastic. The plaque on the floor below the birds is the dictionary definition for the word bird.