10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MORGAN’S LANDMARK 2006
EXPANSION WITH FREE GENERAL ADMISSION FOR ALL
VISITORS THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 15-17
· Special Tours · Spring Family Fair · Live Classical Music and Jazz ·
· Offerings to Morgan Members and Neighborhood Groups ·
· Artist Discussion · Instagram Contest for Visitors ·
The Morgan Library & Museum marks ten years since the completion of its acclaimed, Renzo Piano-designed expansion project in April 2006. This celebratory weekend offers free general admission to the museum for the entire weekend for all visitors. The festivities will include a number of public programs, among them a Spring Family Fair Sunday, April 17, live jazz and classical music all weekend in Gilbert Court, docent tours, and an Instagram contest for visitors.
The 2006 expansion was the Morgan’s most ambitious building project in the museum’s history. It included a new entrance on Madison Avenue, greatly increased exhibition space, a new performance hall and a dedicated educational center for school children, enlarged and modernized scholarly facilities including a new Reading Room, state-of-the-art collection storage, and a variety of visitor amenities, highlighted by two new restaurants. The anniversary weekend coincides with the birthday of Pierpont Morgan, the museum’s founder and benefactor, who was born on April 17, 1837.