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“An absolute aesthetic treat and privilege”

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 March 1, 2012

One of the great NYC experiences period -- take it from a former European who has been exposed to more than his fair share of high art and has lived in the city for 25 years. I had been dying to visit ever since the 2010 renovation. Kudos to the powers that be in restoring this hallowed place back to its former glory. Journey back in time to grand old New York and soak up the artistic treasures that are housed within the awe-inspiring home of JP Morgan, the great financier who perhaps more than any other person was responsible for bringing the American economy to preeminence. The library in particular is so grand and full of spirit that it makes one think of the sistine chapel. Even the illiterate amongst us would be inspired to pick up a book.

The cafe in the beautifully designed extension by Renzo Piano was also top notch with a a good selection of lunch items such as salads and sandwiches. We also enjoyed the other exhibits, particularly the Rembrandt drawings..but the best thing of all was the distinct lack of crowds. We felt like we had the place to ourselves but then again, it is February, the most underrated time to visit NYC for those who might want to avoid the crowds.

Photography and cell phone use is not tolerated...

Thank FOBNewYorkCity
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The exhibitions are magnificent, usually are shown in one gallery, so the size is right. And the cafe and the restaurant serve lovely food.
There are excellent choices in the gift shop.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

You can see what one of the the great houses from the turn of the 19th century looked like, as well as see great art.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

The original building is amazing and the addition is well done--interesting exhibits always and the cafe is excellent

Thank KayRenee
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

One of the best small museums in the world with wonderful permanent collection and fine exhibitions.

Thank lecteur
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