NOTE: The members on the waiting list were informed of the extra spots a couple of days ago, so I am opening the remaining 2 spots to the rest of the group. If you RSVP Yes, it will go right into PayPal to complete payment, and your spot will be secured.
The size of the tour group will be 20, and brunch will be two tables, one for 12 and one for 8. If you are only interested in the tour (not brunch), please indicate that when you RSVP. Thanks!
NOTE #2: If a member changes their RSVP to a 'No', a spot will open and it will not be filled automatically by someone on the waiting list (sorry, Meetup's procedure, I can't change this). Whenever possible, I will notify the waiting list as soon as possible!
Please join us for a Guided Tour at 11:00am of the Highlights of the Morgan Library and Museum. We have a 1:00pm reservation in the Morgan Dining Room for those who would like to meet for brunch after the tour and visit. More information on dining is below.
Includes Adult Admission* - $12 per person plus added group tour fee of $150, divided amongst 12 members. (*Senior cost per person is $8, please contact me for a rebate if this is your rate)
From the website: http://www.themorgan.org
About the Morgan
A complex of buildings in the heart of New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. As early as 1890 Morgan had begun to assemble a collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints.
The mission of The Morgan Library & Museum is to preserve, build, study, present, and interpret a collection of extraordinary quality, in order to stimulate enjoyment, excite the imagination, advance learning, and nurture creativity. A global institution focused on the European and American traditions, the Morgan houses one of the world's foremost collections of manuscripts, rare books, music, drawings, and ancient and other works of art. These holdings, which represent the legacy of Pierpont Morgan and numerous later benefactors, comprise a unique and dynamic record of civilization, as well as an incomparable repository of ideas and of the creative process.
The Morgan Library & Museum celebrates creativity and the imagination, with the conviction that meaningful engagement with literature, music, history, and art enriches lives, opens minds, and deepens understanding.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW:
Treasures from the Vault
January 15 through May 5, 2013
Treasures from the Vault offers a changing selection of works drawn from the Morgan's celebrated collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music.
January 25 through April 21, 2013
Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art.
Marcel Proust and Swann's Way:
February 15 through April 28, 2013
The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of Swann's Way with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando
February 15 through May 12, 2013
The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works.
Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library
In 2010 the Morgan restored the interior of the 1906 library to its original grandeur. A new lighting system was installed to illuminate the extraordinary murals and decor of the four historic rooms.
The Morgan–Renzo Piano Building Workshop Project with a Brief History
The Morgan expansion project is the subject of a special exhibition that begins with a historical survey of the site from the 1850s through today. The expansion project is represented by drawings, models, and photographs.
BRUNCH: The Morgan Dining Room
The Morgan Dining Room's menu draws inspiration from early-twentieth-century New York City cuisine. Guests dine in the original Morgan family dining room, located in the restored nineteenth-century brownstone.
A la carte and Prix Fixe available: Brunch menu