This Fall at the Morgan Library
This Fall at the Morgan Library
Fall is advancing steadily upon us, and soon we’ll all be sipping hot cocoa and donning our hats and scarves to face the frosty air. One of the best ways to spend the chilly months is to visit inspiring and enriching places like The Morgan Library & Museum, the magnificent cultural complex that has been a Murray Hill institution since it was gifted to the public in 1924. Check out these events and exhibits coming up at the Morgan this fall.
New York is home to some of the world’s hippest jazz joints, and on Friday nights the Morgan Library turns into a little slice of the Village. Local trio Bebimbop brings their unique brand of Flamenco- and samba-infused jazz to the museum for its Friday Evening Jazz program. These longtime friends lay down tunes inspired by their travels around the globe and within the music world. The three members of this guitar, bass, and drums trio have played everywhere from Broadway to Papua New Guinea, and their music will bring the normally quiet museum space to life.
A Classical Touch
Murray Hill music lovers with a taste for the classics won’t want to miss the appearance by the Modigliani Quartet on Nov. 9 at the Morgan. The dashing Parisian string quartet has spent the last decade touring the world, recording music, and passing on their knowledge and love of craft to the next generation of string musicians. The quartet will perform a trio of iconic pieces by Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the Morgan audience.
A Month of Monsters
Lest you forget that October culminates in Halloween, the Morgan is hosting a series of exhibits, film screenings, and lectures celebrating “Frankenstein.” The museum marks The Monster’s 200th birthday with the “It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200” exhibit, which traces the story’s evolution from Mary Shelley’s Gothic morality tale about man’s hubris to the modern bolt-necked icon immortalized by Boris Karloff. Visitors will see portions of the original manuscript alongside movie posters, comic books, and prints from the story’s 200-year history. Then, on Nov. 4, The Morgan will screen a pair of classic films, 1935’s “Bride of Frankenstein” and 1998’s Oscar-winning biopic “Gods and Monsters” for horror lovers still looking for a fright a few days after Halloween.
Parents will love the Morgan’s family-friendly offerings, which include a pair of workshops in October and November inspired by the museum’s “Frankenstein” exhibit. On Oct. 20, kids will have the opportunity to create their own monster at Creature Collagraphs, a workshop that inspires young artists to bring their own monster to life through experimental collage. Then, on Nov. 3, youngsters will get a crash course in human anatomy where they build an articulated hand out of common household materials.
Life in Murray Hill
Easy access to the Morgan Library is just one of a hundred perks of living in Murray Hill, and there’s nowhere better in the neighborhood to lay your head at night than The Lindley. These Murray Hill condos feature elegant master bedrooms, cozy eat-in kitchens, and unbeatable Midtown views from private terraces and a rooftop garden and grill. Another perk? The Lindley offers a 421-A tax abatement.