In the heart of midtown at 36th Street and Madison Avenue, The Morgan Library and Museum is a beautiful needle in the busy haystack in Midtown. It was founded in 1906 to house the private library of J.P. Morgan. Today, it serves as a scholarly research center and museum. There is Morgan's study, a librarian's office, his library, and 2 or 3 galleries (where no photos were allowed.) This picture is of the three story library, where included in his collection is 3 Gutenberg Bibles.
|I want to live here...|
|Beethoven sheet music|
|Closeup of the bookcases|
|One of three Gutenberg Bibles in the library|
|Closeup of the mantle piece in the Librarian's Office|
|Cast of George Washington|
The galleries were amazing. I wish I could have posted pictures in there! The Drawing Surrealism Exhibit is "Sensational!" according to the New York Times. Their website has all of the info to visit them, it costs $15 for an adult ticket. Worth the money!
More pictures from my visit can be found on my Facebook page.