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“Book Lover's Gem”

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 December 1, 2013

Due to a recent renovation, there seem to be two Morgan Libraries. One is the new, Terzo Piano designed entrance, cafe, gallery spaces and gift shop. Two is the original, highly ornate library rooms as designed for JP Morgan- an avid book collector. Many rare books can be found in these three rooms dedicated to the preservation of important tomes.
The rest of the museum is dedicated to galleries focused on writers, writing, drawings, art. Each exhibit seemed unto itself and yet all part of a theme. The Morgan Library is a lovely haven in busy mid-town.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We came here for the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit, in particular, but were very pleased to see the vast collection of books in Mr. Morgan's library. The library has an extensive collection of bibles, manuscripts, and other books and one can literally spend quite a number of hours in the library alone. I highly recommend this place to any visitor (and locals, too).

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

we loved the special exhibits; as well as the guided tour telling us how all things were acquired, etc...a little costly; but still nice if in the area.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Here you'll find the best shows of art and books. On any given visit, the holdings of the museum and library cannot be matched. The travelling shows are ones that could draw a crowd in any city. I can't imagine going to NY and not stopping into the Morgan.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

i am a local resident and we go to the morgan library regularly a few times per year. we keep an eye out for specific exhibits. for example, we saw a proust exhibit of his manuscripts and drawings that was just fascinating, if you are a fan of his work as my spouse is.

however, if you are visiting for more than a few days this museum is worth a visit no matter what. the artworks and morgan's office and jaw-dropping library are always a treat in and of themselves.

note that if you want to save $ you can visit on free friday evenings (7-9pm).

if you get hungry there is a museum cafe, but i recommend a visit to the 'curry hill' neighborhood nearby along lexington avenue for indian food.

also, if you are a big bibliophile fan you will especially love the morgan library of course and i recommend you pair your visit with one to the nyc main branch library at 5th ave & 42nd st.

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