There is much to see at the Morgan and it really can take all day. I recently went with a friend hoping to do the morning at the Museum, have lunch and spend the afternoon doing the Rockefeller Center Tour. NO WAY. We arrived at the Museum shortly after it opened. My companion was very interested to see "The Living Word" by Zu Bing, which was on exhibit in the Lobby. She liked it...I was not impressed. Then we picked up the FREE headsets and headed to the Library area which included Rotunda, Pierpont Morgan's Study, the Original Library and Librarians Office. Very impressive. The Audio tour is a must and helps bring to life the charachters of the time when the collection was in process. We were getting hungry so left the museum for lunch only a short block away at Moonstruck on Madison (see review). There is a restaurant in the museum but we needed a break. After lunch we returned to the museum to see the rest of the changing exhibits. I was impressed with "Lists" and "Illuminating Fashion", which will run through Oct 4 and Sept 2 respectively. Check the web site to see what is on exhibit when you are available, It is probably not a place on every visitors list, but if you have the time it is a fascinating study of art, wealth, new york, and a by gone time with lessons for today. It is open until 9 on Fridays so you really can make a full day of it with a break for lunch or dinner if you have the time. If you have a day or even a few hours it is a pretty good deal for $15.00
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