Images: The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue) has just opened two new exhibitions.
“Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton” focuses on Barton, a little-known artist who between 1958 and 1962 created hundreds of drawings of striking originality. His subjects range from the intimacy of his room to the architecture of Mexican cathedrals, the gathering places of Beat-era San Francisco and the sinuous contours of plants.
“J. Pierpont Morgan's Library: Building the Bookman's Paradise” displays rarely seen architectural drawings, period photographs, and significant rare books and manuscripts from Morgan’s collection in order to trace the design, construction, and early life of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library, which now anchors the campus of the Morgan Library & Museum.
Throughout the summer, there will be a variety of lectures linked to these exhibits as well as docent-led tours.
For more information, visit themorgan.org