The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

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#14 of 124 in Museums in New York City
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Library
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Created in 1906 to house J. P. Morgan's private library, The Morgan Library & Museum houses illuminated manuscripts and original works from well-known authors and artists, including scraps of paper Bob Dylan wrote on. Inside the New York City landmark, admire drawings and sketches from masters, such as Rembrandt, as well as the space's elaborate polychrome decor. A research library is on site too. Our New York City trip itinerary planning app makes visiting The Morgan Library & Museum and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Having recently read the book The Morgan Librarian, I was very interested in visiting the Morgan Library. The original library spaces are extremely impressive in terms of architecture, design and... 
    Having recently read the book The Morgan Librarian, I was very interested in visiting the Morgan Library. The original library spaces are extremely impressive in terms of architecture, design and...  more »
  • What a building for a personal library. Morgan's office is stunning enough with paintings, objets d'art, and many books. The vault for the 'valuable' items is bank worthy. The main library is also... 
    What a building for a personal library. Morgan's office is stunning enough with paintings, objets d'art, and many books. The vault for the 'valuable' items is bank worthy. The main library is also...  more »
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  • We were here to see the performance of 3 young artists in their nice sized stage by the basement. Then, we went to see the exhibits and they were really amazing especially if you're into physical books. I recall seeing one very good copy of the Gutenberg bible. Of course, if you don't like old things and stuff, the place won't be interesting. But I like it. It's a lovely, well maintained museum and performance place.
  • I'd always meant to visit this New York institution so I'm happy to have taken the opportunity to go. My friend and I took advantage of the Free Fridays, from 5-7pm, and made the reservation a week in advance. We went specifically for a Gwendolyn Brooks exhibit. Going in we had to show our vaccine cards and be masked. After viewing the exhibition, we entered the library area. There are three separate rooms, but the main library is the most exquisite. It's stuffed full of books--from floor to ceiling--with the tall ceilings, made of carved wood with what looks like painted or tile or jeweled inlay and a three stained glass paneled center. There is also a huge tapestry over the 6' fireplace, plus huge carpets and two cushioned benches, where you can sit and take it all in. Just beautiful!

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