The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum:
A Great Place to Stop, Look, and Enjoy
Besides the excellent Saul Steinberg illustration exhibit that runs through March 4th, the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum has two shows of great interesting running now through April.
Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings is a must see for anyone who feels that the raw power of drawing reveals far more the artist's heart and mind than layers of paint.
And for all bibliophiles and anyone that thinks that mass marketing is a function only of our contemporary culture, explore Victorian Bestsellers and see original manuscripts, first editions, illustrated editions, and rare printed ephemera, all drawn largely from the Morgan's renowned literary collections.
Somewhat overshadowed by larger institutions, the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum is sometimes undiscovered by visitors to New York City. Designed by Charles McKim, the museum is a rare treat and a special destination for those who love drawings, prints, literature, and history. It is also a great place to enjoyably interrupt a hectic day of business or sight seeing. For directions and information go to: http://www.themorgan.org/index.html