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The Pierpont Morgan Library
29 East 36th St.
by Nina V. Dzajkic & Danielle Reda

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The Library

The Pierpont Morgan Library is a collection of books, drawings, paintings, prints, and manuscripts that Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) collected during his lifetime. He was a talented financier whose interest in the Middle Ages and Renaissance  left an impact for later generations. His collection was begun in 1880. By 1906, Charles McKim designed a building to house the Morgan collection, but it was not until J.P. Morgan Jr. that the library became open to the public.

Today, the library is located in the Murray Hill section of New York, and is considered a national historic landmark. There, scholars, students, as well as those with an appreciation for the arts, can enjoy the value of the ensemble.

Details for Visitors

Location : 33 East 36 Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone : (212) 685-0610
Hours : Sunday 1pm-5pm
Tuesday-Saturday 10:20am-5pm

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Adams, Frederick B., An Introduction to the Pierpont Morgan Library, (New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1964).

Ryskamp, Charles, Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1978-1980, (New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 198 1).

Ryskamp, Charles, Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1981-1983, (New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984).


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