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last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: NYPD's Special Victims Squad is investigating photographer Terry Richardson, Charles Dutoit was ousted as the conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Morgan Library & Museum received a $5 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and more. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Jean Poyer - 09 September; Treading grapes by Peter The hours...

Jean Poyer - 09 September; Treading grapes by Peter The hours of Henri VIII, in Latin - manuscript illuminated by artist Jean Poyer about 1500 The Morgan Library MS H.8 fol-5r Labours of the months hemorgan.org/collection/hours-of-henry-viii/12 Jean...Show More Summary

The Morgan receives major grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Morgan Library & Museum announced the receipt of a $5 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to support two key initiatives, the creation of an endowed position to lead the museum?s internationally recognized conservation...Show More Summary

A Burnt 1600-Year-Old Text Gets An X-Ray, And New Life

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The codex was written between 400 and 600 AD, in southern Egypt. "The charred codex was purchased by the Morgan Library in 1962. But no one has opened it for fear of destroying it: The brittle pages have been fused together by a cinder that sank through much of the book, congealing the parchment fibers. […]

A Fragile Biblical Text Gets a Virtual Read

Pioneers of new software for reading damaged parchment and scrolls are now deploying a CT scanner at the Morgan Library, hoping to recover Coptic writings dating back at least to 600 A.D.

Jean Poyer - 10 October; Sowing and Ploughing by Peter The...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Jean Poyer - 10 October; Sowing and Ploughing by Peter The hours of Henri VIII, in Latin - manuscript illuminated by artist Jean Poyer about 1500 The Morgan Library MS H.8 fol-5v Labours of the months hemorgan.org/collection/hours-of-henry-viii/13 Jean Poyer was a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator of the late 15th century. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Van Gogh cottage drawing

Two Cottages at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Vincent van Gogh Reed pen and brown ink over pencil, roughly 12 x 18 inches (315 x 473 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image. There is Read More...

Getty presents J. Paul Getty Medal to Anselm Kiefer and Mario Vargas Llosa

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The J. Paul Getty Trust presented the annual J. Paul Getty Medal to artist Anselm Kiefer and writer Mario Vargas Llosa at a dinner at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City on November 13, 2017. Writer and essayist Adam Gopnik gave the introduction of Mr. Show More Summary

Morgan Freeman toasts the American Film Institute at its 50th anniversary gala

On Wednesday night, the swamp got a small dose of sparkle as the American Film Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in the appropriately named Great Hall of the Library of Congress. An exclusive group of policymakers, philanthropists...Show More Summary

Leah and the barihunk

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

At yesterday's recital at the Morgan Library, Leah Crocetto sang as her encore Kern and Hammerstein’s “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.”

Paper Weight

Five centuries of drawings hold sway at the Morgan Library & Museum.

Reboots of ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘Young Guns’, ‘Major League’, and More in The Works

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Morgan Creek Productions is no more. The company has been rebranded and is now officially called Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, and they’re digging into their library of films to “exploit across multiple platforms” titles like Ace...Show More Summary

Four Drawing Shows to See Now

Andrea Scott recommends four drawing shows to see in New York City, at the Morgan Library and the Drawing Center.

The Morgan Library & Museum acquires important collection of works by French Avant-Garde writer Alfred Jarry

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Morgan Library & Museum announced the acquisition of one of the most important private collections of material related to the life and work of avant-garde French writer Alfred Jarry (1873-1907). Assembled by Dr. Robert J. Stillman and Dr. Show More Summary

The Morgan adds state-of-the-art wall case for special rotating exhibitions in lower level

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Morgan Library & Museum recently installed a large, custom-fabricated wall case in the lower level of its three-story central court to accommodate ongoing exhibitions of work from its renowned collections of art, literature, music, and photography. Show More Summary

The Frick Collection, NYC

I was in New York over the weekend and I took the opportunity to visit the Frick Collection, which I haven’t been to for a few years (it’s often hard for me to get past the Met and the Morgan Library to other museums when Read More....

New exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores rare luxury books of the Middle Ages

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Pierpont Morgan, the founding benefactor of the Morgan Library & Museum, was drawn to the beauty of gems. He acquired and later gave away large collections of valuable stones, including the legendary Star Sapphire of India to New York?s American Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

A Photographer’s Donation to a Museum Honors Its Security Guards

5 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Abelardo Morell's photographic map of Henry David Thoreau's journals was gifted to the Morgan Library & Museum in honor of its security guards. The post A Photographer’s Donation to a Museum Honors Its Security Guards appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Eye Candy for Today: Daubigny small oil

Cows Grazing by a River, Charles François Daubigny Oil on card, roughly 3 x 7 inches (7 x 17 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. What a wonderful little painting this is — a sky full of movement and a richly textural landscape, both defined and enlivened by thick, rough brush […]

Eye Candy for Today: Watteau chalk studies

Two Studies of the Head and Shoulders of a Little Girl, Antoine Watteau Black, red and white chalk on buff paper, roughy 7 x 10 inches (19 x 25 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. Use the Zoom feature or download link. Watteau was noted for his “trois crayon” drawings, in […]

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