Guided Tour of The Morgan Library & Museum and Brunch in The Morgan Dining Room

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!

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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.

Cost: $25

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.

Mission

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.


Vision

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.


Drawing Surrealism
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:

100th Anniversary
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
Ongoing

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
Ongoing

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.

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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


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Laura, Thanks a gain for a well-planned event! The Morgan will certainly get more visits from me.

    February 20, 2013

  • Carolyn P.

    This was a great event and thank you Laura for the wonderful organization! I felt the docent gave an interesting tour, we had a nice lunch, and nice people to enjoy the day with.

    February 19, 2013

  • William P

    Thanks Laura for your work in putting together this great tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the history, the artwork, and the architecture. Lunch in The Morgan Dining Room was an elegant way to complete the visit.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • lkosy1

    What a spectacular place - and so glad I went with this wonderful group! Thanks, Laura - you put such a lot of thought into each venue - and this success was no exception!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Louise

    What a great find. I'll be recommending it to friends, though they won't have the pleasure of the group's company :)

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Pat

    Always a great time.Especially enjoyed seeing some of the medieval books from the catalog up close. I enjoyed sharing a meal with new and old acquaintances!Great pumpkin crepe! Thanks Laura for your continued efforts.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Laura S.

    The Morgan Library and Museum is a must-see for lovers of literacy and art - it's a very impressive institution. It was great to experience this with all of you, and to meet our newer members as well - thanks for helping make it a memorable day!

    February 17, 2013

  • Catherine L.

    Thank you Laura. This was a fantastic outing and meal. Really loved the Library. Had no idea that this beautiful gem was there.

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • nancy

    Thanks for posting all these photos! It's one of my favorite places...I'm enjoying having a look from here while I work. :)

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Antony

    No cancellations?!? Come on, make me proud ;) Performing late night voodoo.

    February 15, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Sorry, Antony... looks like everyone's still planning on it.

      February 16, 2013

  • Deb

    I can be taken off the waiting list. I can't go

    February 13, 2013

  • Lydia K.

    I would like to fill one of the four spots that just opened.

    February 9, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Lydia, I replied to your email message, I hope you received it -

      February 9, 2013

  • Antony

    What the fudge! I'm number 7 on the waiting list. Hope it snows next weekend too, LOL just kidding.

    February 9, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hi Antony- the wait list is not automatic, I can't set it up that way for a pre-paid event. If anyone cancels (Tuesday night is the deadline for changes to the list) I 'll send out a notice to the wait list and I will add the first person who responds. At this point, I will only be able to accept PayPal or Amazon prepayments.

      February 9, 2013

    • Antony

      Laura, I have known how it works, so no worries. The dining room looks a little uppity. Is there a dress code? Do I need to pull my Earl of Buckingham dress out of the closet? :)

      1 · February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great collection that I haven't yet visited: how splendid!

    February 8, 2013

  • Laura S.

    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). I will notify the waiting list as soon as possible.

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Laura, I sent you an this morning. Unfortunately I just found out that i have to work next weekend.

    February 8, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hi Sarah - Sorry, I didn't get the message. I'm sorry you can't make it, I'll send out your refund right away. See you next time -

      February 8, 2013

  • nancy

    So sorry to have to miss this event. Enjoy!

    February 8, 2013

  • Ronni

    Sounds nice! Worth the wait.

    January 21, 2013

  • Conrad P.

    I'm a senior (77).

    January 17, 2013

  • Catherine L.

    Looks great. Another place I have NEVER gone to. Thanks Laura.

    January 17, 2013

  • Sigrid G.

    Sigrid Gernert

    January 17, 2013

  • lkosy1

    I am trying to access my Paypal account and it will not let me sign in. I am waiting for them to reset my P/W. Thanks - Lin

    January 17, 2013

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