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News: The Morgan Gets a Facelift

Morgan Library and MuseumThe NYTimes is reporting today that the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City will be embarking on a 4.6million dollar restoration of the McKim Building in order to expand the institute’s exhibition space. The McKim Building on E.36th St. was built by architect Charles McKim in 1906 to hold J.P. Morgan’s office and library and has received little updates since.
Currently, The Morgan does not have adequate space to exhibit it’s vast holdings of ancient, medieval and early American artifacts due to the main building’s utilization of natural light which, though beautiful, is damaging. Visitor’s will also have the chance to explore Morgan’s vault which the banker built to hold his most prized possessions. The Morgan will stay open during the renovations but the McKim Building will close from June 1st to October 30th.
The Morgan currently has on display The Magna Carta (only through May 30th) and a rare Assyrian tablet stone from the 13thc. B.C. (through September 5th). And on May 18th, The Morgan will open the exhibition Defining Beauty: Albrecht Dürer at the Morgan, displaying all the master’s works the museum has in their holding.
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY‎ – (212) 685-0008‎
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