Exhibit | December 22, 2011

Winter Exhibitions at the Morgan Library

New York, NY, December 21, 2011—This winter The Morgan Library & Museum will present a wide-ranging group of exhibitions, including sketches, studies, and pastels by Dan Flavin in the first-ever retrospective of his works on paper; drawings by Rembrandt and artists of the Dutch Golden Age; and an innovative look at the ways artists, writers, and composers have used animal imagery in their work. For further information or images, please contact Patrick Milliman or Alanna Schindewolf. ????

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection??
January 20-April 29, 2012??

Bolstered by its recent political independence, economic prosperity, and maritime supremacy, the Dutch Republic witnessed an artistic flourishing during the seventeenth century. Popularly known as the Golden Age of Dutch art, the period produced some of the world's greatest artists—among them Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn and his followers Ferdinand Bol and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout; Abraham Bloemaert; Aelbert Cuyp; and Jan van Goyen. Beginning on January 20, The Morgan Library & Museum presents over ninety drawings by these artists and others from this celebrated time in an exhibition titled Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection. On view through April 29, 2012, works in the exhibition will be shown as a group publicly for the first time.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Rita Markus Fund for Exhibitions.????The catalogue is underwritten by The Andrew W. Mellon Fund for Research and Publications.????Public programs are generously supported by The Netherland-America Foundation, Inc.??

Dan Flavin: Drawing ??
February 17-July 1, 2012??

Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin was also an avid draftsman. This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career: early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s, studies for light installations, portraits and landscape sketches, and pastels of sailboats from the 1980s. In addition, the exhibition will feature nearly fifty works from Flavin's personal collection of drawings, including nineteenth-century American landscapes by Hudson River School artists, Japanese drawings, and twentieth-century works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt.

This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Dedalus Foundation, Inc.??

Major support for the catalogue is provided by Lannan Foundation.??

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan??
March 2-May 20, 2012
Drawing from the breadth of the Morgan's collection, this exhibition will explore the ways in which animals have served as inspiration for artists, writers, and composers throughout history.????

Ancient seals, drawings, prints, books, and medieval, music, and literary manuscripts will illustrate the use of animals as symbols, teachers of moral lessons, talking characters, and subjects of scientific study and artistic inspiration. ????Included in the exhibition are works by John James Audubon, William Blake, Albrecht Dürer, T. S. Eliot, David Hockney, Ted Hughes, George Orwell, Sergei Prokofiev, Peter Paul Rubens, E. B. White, and Virginia Woolf, among many others.????????


Robert Burns and "Auld Lang Syne"??
Through February 5, 2012????

Every December 31, tens of millions of people raise their voices with friends and family in a chorus of "Auld Lang Syne," bidding farewell to the past year and looking forward to a promising new one. But how did a traditional Scots folk song—with lyrics that many people scarcely understand—emerge as one of the world's most enduring popular songs? With manuscripts, rare printed editions, and audio selections, this focused exhibition explores the origins of a song that began as an old Scots poem and air and evolved into a globally shared expression of friendship and longing.

This exhibition is made possible by a generous gift in honor of Mr. Thomas Burns Reid and Mrs. Mary Theresa Reid.??

The Morgan exhibition program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Morgan Library & Museum
??The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. Today, more than a century after its founding in 1906, the Morgan serves as a museum, independent research library, musical venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. In October 2010, the Morgan completed the first-ever restoration of its original McKim building, Pierpont Morgan's private library, and the core of the institution. In tandem with the 2006 expansion project by architect Renzo Piano, the Morgan now provides visitors unprecedented access to its world-renowned collections of drawings, literary and historical manuscripts, musical scores, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, printed books, and ancient Near Eastern seals and tablets. ????

General Information??
The Morgan Library & Museum
??225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016-3405
Hours??Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; extended Friday hours, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Morgan closes at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.????Admission??$15 for adults; $10 for students, seniors (65 and over), and children (under 16); free to Members and children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Admission is free on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is not required to visit the Morgan Shop.

Patrick Milliman

Alanna Schindewolf