Sunday, November 27, 2016

Heads up

[As seen in the museum’s lobby. Click for a larger view.]

Above, a display for four exhibitions at the Morgan Library & Museum. Whoever designed the posters and their sequence must have put much thought into — and taken much pleasure from — the work. The sequence honors neither historical chronology nor opening dates, but it’s hardly random. What patterns do you see? (Be sure to click for a larger view.)

Elaine and I found the Morgan a perfect museum experience: three hours of great variety and endless surprises, a day before Thanksgiving. Dig the architecture, the art, the books, the manuscripts.

comments: 4

Chris said...

We were just at the Morgan a week ago to see the Brontë exhibit. It was a treat to see the oil painting of the siblings with Branwell's ghost portrait.

Michael Leddy said...

I was amazed to see the letter from Brontë’s father to one of her readers. Her father was sending along a lock of his (dead) daughter’s hair.

Michael Leddy said...

(I know you know that. But someone reading might wonder what it was all about.)

Michael Leddy said...

Correction: the writer asked for hair. Brontë’s father sent a small square of paper with her handwriting.