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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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I'm not going to lie! Harry Potter easily influenced me into visiting this. I had seen pictures of the place and always said, "Wow!, I want to visit this Harry Potter attraction and little did know...
I'm not going to lie! Harry Potter easily influenced me into visiting this. I had seen pictures of the place and always said, "Wow!, I want to visit this Harry Potter attraction and little did know... more »
The Morgan is a melange of library/landmark/museum/historic site and music venue. Upon entry, I went past 2 stone lionesses and admired the beauty of a floor to ceiling rotunda with a semicircular...
The Morgan is a melange of library/landmark/museum/historic site and music venue. Upon entry, I went past 2 stone lionesses and admired the beauty of a floor to ceiling rotunda with a semicircular... more »
Find the book room and be transported to a scene from Harry Potter. In this dimly-lit space, rare collection of literature and historical elements are on display. Upon exiting, be sure to look up at the domed ceiling covered with paintings comparable to the works in cathedrals in Italy. Take the glass-elevator to the upper levels for an aerial view of the main floor and cafe. Currently on view are works by Rick Barton. Utilizing only pen and ink, Barton produced artwork that may appear underwhelming at first glance to some. However, it’s more fascinating viewing his work from the lens of his reality. The exhibit does not disappoint. In another section of the museum on the upper floor, learn about JP Morgan and the design process of the Morgan Museum and Library building. Letters exchanged between Morgan and the architects, as well as floor plans, and structural designs and notes make you appreciate the surroundings that much more. Also, be sure to visit the outdoor garden—modest yet enjoyable, especially on a pleasant day. Reserve tickets in advance, and perhaps take advantage of Free Fridays is you can. *Make note: this is not a lending library and compared to other museums in the city, the exhibits here are significantly smaller
Great spot!! While many would consider this a small museum I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to view. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful historical library but there are also many additional exhibits/galleries full of great stuff. One can easily spend a full day here (4-5 hours). I was there on a weekday (Wednesday) and I really enjoyed the how peaceful and relaxed the overall atmosphere was.
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