A visit to the Morgan Library & Museum
A visit to the Morgan Library & Museum
Located in the heart of New York is the imposing cultural complex of the Morgan Library & Museum, formerly known as the Pierpont Morgan Library,
The story goes that the financier and cultural benefactor John Pierpont Morgan was a great fan of literature and since 1890 he began to collect all kinds of documents, manuscripts, literary works, compilations of drawings, engravings and rare books.
It is known that J.P. Morgan was in his time the most powerful banker in the United States, a symbol of an elite where magnates such as Henry Clay Frick in steel, John D. Rockefeller in oil and the Vanderbilt family in the railroads shone.
In 1906, Morgan commissioned the architect Charles McKim to build a building that could house his entire literary collection next to his residence. This building included a vault, like a bank, to keep his valuable manuscripts safe.
Following the death of Pierpont Morgan, his son J.P. Morgan Jr. considered his father’s collection too important to remain in private hands, and in 1920 he created an institution for its maintenance, thus turning it into a public library. Over the years and through purchases and donations, it has increased its collection and its physical space (its last major expansion was completed in 2006 by Renzo Piano).
The Morgan Library and Museum consists of 3 buildings: John Pierpont Morgan’s villa, the library and its annex which houses more than 350,000 objects from the collection. These three buildings, built between 1852 and 1928, mix different styles: Renaissance and modern. In 1988, the neighboring brownstone was integrated into the institution. Today the buildings are linked by a glass atrium.
The complex contains one of the world’s most important collections of literary works, paintings and manuscripts from all periods, in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The largest collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts outside of Europe. It also has peculiar documents, such as the original manuscripts of Sir Walter Scott, Honoré de Balzac, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and other authors. There are also rarities such as a manuscript with songs by Bob Dylan, a Mozart manuscript and illustrated letters by Van Gogh.
There is a sector, which is approximately three rooms, where the library is full of Bibles and other sacred texts (it seems that Morgan had a predilection for them). Here you can find the first Bibles that were printed, including three Gutenberg Bibles.
Legend has it that Belle da Costa Greene, director of the library, more than a century ago, swore: “Except the tables of the law with the Ten Commandments, everything else is kept here.”
You can also find other treasures such as the first edition of William Shakespeare’s plays –the famous first folio from 1623– but also drawings signed by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dürer, Rembrandt, Degas and Matisse.
Another of the most interesting finds is the collection of clay tablets with cuneiform writing (the first known form of writing). These tablets are over 3,000 years old and are preserved in impeccable condition, along with their respective translations.
The complex has a cafeteria and a fine dining restaurant chosen by highbrow New Yorkers for dining, as well as a souvenir shop (larger than the cafeteria), basement theater and exhibit hall.
In addition, a wide variety of musical performances, lectures, readings and films are held there.
The Morgan Library and Museum is located at Madison Avenue and 36th Street. As the capacity of the museum is limited, it is suggested to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased in person or from their website.
Admission is free on Fridays from 2PM to 7PM (if the reservation has been previously made) otherwise the values are as follows:
Children: $13 for those over 12 years of age
Senior: $14 (65+)
The Morgan Library and Museum are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Something to keep in mind is that different time slots are reserved for members: Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 and Saturday from 4PM to 5PM (at that time it is not open to the general public)
The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and January 1.
For those who visit New York and are a lover of art, books and antiques, it is undoubtedly worth visiting this site, since you will be able to appreciate truly spectacular pieces, all endowed with incalculable historical and artistic value, which will return the visit. an unforgettable moment.
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Una visita a la Biblioteca y Museo Morgan de Nueva York
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