#99: Sketching at the Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum is currently showing an exhibit called "Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich". (If you're balking at the idea of sketching a de Kooning, the exhibit includes Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and more.) We'll sketch in that gallery as well as the beautiful library rooms, not to mention the building's architecture itself.

The museum is a tight space so I have to limit the attendance for this one, unfortunately. They are also very strict about only sketching in pencil. Sorry, painters. Please don't get us in trouble! Also please note that we will be mostly standing to sketch. If you don't think you're up for that, please let someone else take your spot. I'm very sorry about that, but thems the rules. If this all turns out to be too limiting for the group, then we won't sketch here again, but I wanted to try it out once.

It's located on Madison Avenue at 36th st. We'll meet in the lobby at 11:00. The Meetup is free except for admission, which is $15 ($10 for students & seniors). If you're lost, call me at[masked]-9816.


What makes our Meetups different from other art groups and classes? It's because we like to share our work, and talk, and enjoy the sights. Share tips and learn from people in a casual environment where all levels of artists are welcome!

  • We sketch for a half hour or so and then share our drawings, and then sketch again, etc.
  • All you need to bring is a sketchpad and a pencil.
  • We hand out nametags so everyone can meet one another!
  • We take photos to share on the site later. Bring your camera!
  • The event usually lasts three hours, but is not rigid.
  • Everyone at all skill levels is welcome! Including friends and innocent bystanders!

Looking forward to sketching with you!


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  • Kwan-Yee

    What a place to sketch! Very inspiring Beatrix potter exhibition and architecture. Thank you for the great Saturday afternoon to share and draw! ;)

    December 11, 2012

  • Charles

    Nice group to sketch with!

    1 · December 9, 2012

    • Janette R.

      I loved your sketch of the bunny! Thanks for showing me your painting of the conservatory garden on your cell phone.

      December 9, 2012

    • Charles

      Thank you! I love to see your water color. This is a great group.

      December 9, 2012

  • Susan

    good material to sketch in the temporary shows and permanent galleries, nice to meet fellow sketchers

    December 9, 2012

  • Bill M.

    Great meetup!

    December 9, 2012

  • Janette R.

    Excellent -- inspiring art and as usual, a great group of artists. Jesse rocks.

    December 9, 2012

  • Charles

    Love the Morgan Library and Museum! Great group and fun sketching!

    December 8, 2012

  • Marla J

    I would love to come today but my budget is tight. Will there be opportunities to sketch at museums on Free or Pay what you can days? $15's really adds up if you plan to do other things.

    December 8, 2012

  • Monique c.

    I would love to join but everytime rsvp is closed

    December 6, 2012

    • Douglas H.

      I think many people are getting their RSVP notices way too late

      December 6, 2012

    • Kayte

      Yeah--I agree across the board-on any Meet-Up-with honoring the waitlist--out of respect to the group and organizer--and not just because I am patiently waiting in line on the wait list. The organizer does bear the reponsiblity of the relationship with the venue--and if people just appear--it negates the whole purpose of setting up RSVPS--compromises the waitlist--giving the venue a headcount. As was pointed out-- it does affect crediblity and effectiveness on the part of the organizer to be well-organized, after all. :-) Anyways, enjoy the Morgan! Maybe there will a second trip there sometime!

      December 7, 2012

  • Susan S.

    Signed up within hours after initial post. Confirmed. I'll be there although I did not get 2nd/near date confirm

    December 6, 2012

  • Lina

    What are the chances those on the waiting list will make it into the meetup and how long before the event do we find out?

    November 24, 2012

  • claire j.

    I would love to join this meet up. but can I come alone?
    what if.. no one talk with me..:'( pretty nervous..

    November 14, 2012

    • Lee

      Don't worry about that Clair, we're really friendly.

      November 14, 2012

    • claire j.

      great:) but i'm on the waiting list.. so.. I don't know if i can join the meetup. hopefully..:)

      November 14, 2012

  • Barbara G.

    One of my favorite museums!

    October 12, 2012

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