January 2018

Built in 1902 with views onto Madison Avenue, The Morgan Library is majestic in appearance yet intimate in scale.

Its content is highly curated and is filled to the brim with rare items and artefacts, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books and old master drawings; it is a cornucopia of literary and cultural intrigue and is all thanks to financier, Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States.

Whilst there is no doubt the library’s collection of important literary documents and objects is its defining feature, its opulent jewel-toned interior is also one of great note. Reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo, the library houses three magnificent rooms epitomising America’s Age of Elegance.

We'll let the photography do the talking for us - The Morgan Library is certainly a page turner and a place we'd happily while away the hours in.

All photography © The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York
NY 10016
themorgan.org 
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