Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum houses one of the world’s foremost collections of manuscripts, rare books, music, drawings, and ancient and other works of art. This collection comprises a unique and dynamic record of civilization, as well as an incomparable repository of ideas and of the creative process.
Part of the Morgan’s mission is to present their collection to the public through their exhibition program, with the intention to excite the imagination, advance learning, and nurture creativity. The Foundation supports these goals by providing funding for exhibitions. In October of 2019, the Morgan presented John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal.
The Foundation was proud to sponsor the exhibition Masterpieces from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (Feb 9 –May 14, 2017.) The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, partnered with the Morgan to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its collections to New York for a rare visit. The show included work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Antoine Watteau, and François Boucher.
We also sponsored Henry James and American Painting (June 9 – Sept 10, 2017,) the first museum exhibition to explore the fascinating intersection of James’ writings and the works of expatriate American artists whom he befriended. The exhibition included a rich and eclectic selection of more than fifty paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, photographs, manuscripts, letters, and printed books from two dozen museums and private collections in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Together they demonstrated an evocative story of fascinating artistic intersections.