The Morgan Library & Museum houses J.P. Morgan’s collection of historic manuscripts, early books, and old master drawings and prints. It’s his former residence.
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Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
(between 36th & 37th St)
Murray Hill, Manhattan
(6) to 33rd St
(4)(5)(6)(7) to Grand Central
(B)(D)(F)(Q) to 42nd St
PATH to 33rd St
Morgan Library News
Latin Culture at The Morgan Library
MURRAY HILL | Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019 | Italian Renaissance art exhibition | The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries
The Little Prince: Taking Flight, an exhibition about how “The Little Prince” was written in NYC in 1943, is October 14, 2022 – January 15, 2023. themorgan.org 🇫🇷
Gwendolyn Brooks : A Poet’s Work in Community, examines the first Black Pulitzer Prize winner’s work as a model for building community in America today, is Jan 28 – Jun 5, 2022. themorgan.org 🇺🇸
J.P. Morgan was America’s Top Banker
Morgan (1837-1913) was the most powerful Wall Street banker during the Gilded Age (1870-1900). He controlled U.S. Steel, General Electric, International Harvester, AT&T, Aetna Life Insurance and many railroads.
The banker famously resolved the 1907 Financial Crisis (like our 2008) by locking his fellow bankers in his Library until everyone agreed to his solution. They ended up founding America’s Federal Reserve Bank.
The House of Morgan across the street from the New York Stock Exchange downtown is low rise. Everyone else built tall because Wall Street land is so valuable, but J.P. Morgan didn’t need to. He was so rich.
Morgan also helped define New York City’s relationship between finance and culture. He was active during the period when American power was growing, and European power was declining. At the time, newly rich Americans were buying up European culture.
Morgan’s bank is now JPMorgan Chase Bank.