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The Morgan Library & Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is not a big place. The former residence of a rich man and collector, Morgan Museum hosts different exhibits on a regular basis. It's regular collection is not big and consists of several rooms open for viewing and personal collection of Mr. Morgan. The lovely garden adjacent to the house, provides a nice place for a respite. The most impressive part of the museum is the library. Overall, it is a worthwhile to visit. Also, they have tea services (check the website for times).

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The historical part was cool, but the art collection wasn't my taste/interest. The architecture of the library itself was unique - the Guttenberg Bible and First Folio of Shakespeare were impressive.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a museum! Great location for a little culture, a little shopping and a little eating! Do not miss the personal library. Even reluctant readers can find something interesting here.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

The temporary exhibits here show great scholarship, understanding, and depth of collections. They combine the best of the Morgan's collections and its ability to borrow from the best museums in the world. In November 2016 we saw the Martin Luther exhibit that featured contemporary portraits of Luther, many original documents written by him, and pamphlets printed during his break from the Roman Catholic Church.

The other excellent temporary exhibit was a collection of Dubuffet paintings.

Be sure to visit Morgan's enormous office and the library opposite it. Morgan bought amazing things. The library had the original manuscript of Dickens' A Christmas Carol on display.

The Morgan is a small, intimate, and quiet place for observation and reflection.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

If you are worn out from the hustle and bustle of the big city but want to keep making good use of your time, this is a wonderful small museum with beautiful art and antiques to quietly enjoy. The manuscripts are amazing. The current exhibit of work by Hans Memling, (early Flemish painter) and related works has amazing jewel-like portraits. And you won't be fighting the crowds you find at bigger museums!

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