The Morgan Library & Museum, one of the world’s major exhibition venues for fine art, literature and music is a New York historic site. The Collection began as the private library of financier John Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), a preeminent collector and cultural benefactor.
The JLGreene Foundation is supporting the Morgan Library in 2017 with two exhibitions:
Masterpieces from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (Feb 9 –May 14, 2017) features fourteen 17th and 18th century paintings and over sixty drawings from the 15th through 18th century, many appearing in the United States for the first time. The works, collected by 18th Century Swedish diplomat Count Carl Gustav Tessin, became the core collection of the Swedish national Museum.
This exhibition has been curated by John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and head of the museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints.
Henry James and American Art (June 9 – Sept 10, 2017) explores the intersection of James’ writings and the works of expatriate American artists whom he befriended, including Sargent, Duvenick, Whistler and LaFarge, among others.
This exhibition is curated by Declan Kiely, Robert H. Taylor Curator of the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan along with Colm Toibin, the renowned Irish novelist and Jamesian specialist.