Monday, March 05, 2007

Morgan Library Profiled on CBS

The J.P. Morgan Library & Museum, recently renovated (it reopened almost a year ago), was the subject of a profile by Morley Safer on CBS' "The Early Show" over the weekend.

"With an additional 75,000 square feet of space, this special place can now show off its vast collection which is made up of more than 350,000 objects - from centuries-old miniatures and medieval art, to illuminated manuscripts, jeweled bindings, sacred books and classics of our culture. Their museum showcases works by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Beatrix Potter and the elegant elephant Babar - not to mention Mozart, Beethoven and Bach."

The library was designed by Charles McKim, and was built 1902-6. It was opened to the public by J.P. Morgan, Jr. in 1924.

[h/t: Larry Nix, Library History Buff]