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The Morgan Library & Museum

Murray Hill
This Madison Avenue institution began as the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan and is his artistic gift to the city. Building on the collection Morgan amassed in his lifetime, the museum houses first-rate works on paper, including drawings by Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Picasso; three Gutenberg Bibles; a copy of Frankenstein annotated by Mary Shelley; manuscripts by Dickens, Poe, Twain, Steinbeck and Wilde; sheet music handwritten by Beethoven and Mozart; and an original edition of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol that’s displayed every yuletide. In 2006, a massive renovation and expansion orchestrated by Renzo Piano brought more natural light into the building and doubled the available exhibition space. A theater, Gilder Lehrman Hall, regularly hosts recitals and concerts.
Venue name: The Morgan Library & Museum
Address: 225 Madison Ave
New York

Cross street: at 36th St
Venue phone: 212-685-0008
Website: http://themorgan.org
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 10:30am–5pm, Fri 10:30am–9pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Price: $18; seniors, students and children 12–16 $12; children under 12 free. Fri 7–9pm free.
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