May 1: MMC Features The Morgan Library & Museum Tour with Professor Cathleen McLoughlin
May 1, 2010
Date: Saturday, May 1
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Cost: $25 for tour and lunch
Registration Information: This event is SOLD OUT.
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. Designed by Charles McKim, the library is majestic in appearance yet intimate in scale, the structure was to reflect the nature and stature of its holdings. Along with a general tour, participants will be able to visit the exhibition space where the following can be seen: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves manuscript, the artistic production of Rome during the Renaissance in Rome After Rafael, and Palladio and His Legacy featuring drawings from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The afternoon will include lunch at Slattery’s Midtown Pub directly following the tour.
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Raffaellino da Reggio (1550–1578), The Apparition of the Angel to St. Joseph, Pen and brown ink and wash over red chalk, 15 x 11 1/8 inches (381 x 282 mm).