Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
March 10 through June 4, 2023
In a letter written near the end of his life, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) explained to his sister that he had lived away from his native Venice because he could find no patrons there willing to support “the sublimity of my ideas.”
In and around Piranesi's Rome: Eighteenth-Century Views of Italy
January 10 through June 4, 2023
By the mid-eighteenth century, the Grand Tour, a study trip through Europe with a period of residence in Italy, had become a fixture in the education of European aristocrats and the training of artists.
With over seventy drawings, prints, and paintings, including an exceptional contingent from the Louvre, Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason explores the artist’s inventive and highly original draftsmanship and places his work in the context of the artistic and intellectual activity in Paris at the dawn of a new century.
Uncommon Denominator: Nina Katchadourian at the Morgan
February 10 through May 28, 2023
In Uncommon Denominator, Nina Katchadourian (American, born 1968) stages a conversation among works from throughout her career, artifacts of her family’s history, and objects drawn from every corner of the Morgan’s vaults.
Entrance to the Mind: Drawings by George Condo in the Morgan Library & Museum
February 24 through May 14, 2023
In 2021, the Morgan acquired twenty-eight drawings by American artist George Condo (b. 1957) that offer an overview of his career over the last forty-five years. Drawing, or “visual thinking” as he calls it, is central to Condo’s practice, which centers around the figure.
She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 B.C.
October 14, 2022 through February 19, 2023
She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400-2000 B.C. brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of artworks that capture rich and shifting expressions of women’s lives in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium B.C.
One of the most celebrated contemporary German artists, Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) gained international recognition in the 1960s for revitalizing figurative painting. This exhibition celebrates the gift from Baselitz to the Morgan of fifty drawings covering the span of his entire career.