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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Morgan Museum and Library & The Big Adventure

 We're bringing a sane dose of culture to our raving mad Big Adventure this Saturday as we visit one of the most underrated museums in New York City. We're thrilled to making a stop at The Morgan Library and Museum on Madison Avenue as part of Saturday's March Madness NYC Big Adventure Hands down. 

Built over a hundred years ago as a private library by the original Mad Money prince John Pierpoint Morgan (with a name like that, you know HE was in the 1%), the museum was recently renovated and completely devoted to the written word and printed works. Their insanely large collection houses everything from original Da Vinci drawings to authentic hand-written lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind”, to first printings and manuscripts from just about every American author you can imagine. 

A great reason to visit is wonderful temp exhibits like In The Company of Animals  and the recently closed exhibit the Charles Dickens at 200 .The Morgan Library and Museum saluted Dickens as the “first true literary superstar”. His scope of work was vast—far beyond A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist. Stop on by to celebrate the bicentennial of Dickens’ birth in 1812 with manuscripts of his novels and stories, letters, books, photographs, original illustrations, and caricatures. The Morgan can brag about keeping the biggest collection of Dickens manuscripts and letters anywhere in the USA.  

There ongoing events and lectures. Such as The Lure and The Local in The Dutch Golden Age for $15 on Tuesday, April 3rd. Highbrow? Perhaps. Entertaining and Educational? Certainly. Comfortable Chairs? Probably.

When: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Where: The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue at 37th Street. (212) 685-0008
Cost:  $15, $10 for Children, Students and Seniors.
Category: Museum, Lecture, Exhibits, A Seriously Amazing Museum No One Talks About 
Good For: Site Seeing, Education, History Buffs, Museum Folk

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