Three New York cultural institutions—the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and the Morgan Library and Museum—as well as the Library of Congress, are putting on summer exhibitions to honor the poet of democracy, empathy, and “the body electric.”
Before writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien had been hired by Oxford and Leeds Universities to teach philology, the study of languages. The attention he paid to words was at the heart of his creative process, which goes under the microscope this winter at the Morgan Library and Museum in Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth.
A new exhibition explores the affinities between the work of Henry James and the American painting of his time.
The Morgan Library & Museum celebrates Count Carl Gustaf Tessin, art patron extraordinaire.
No other American poet—maybe no other American writer—excites more curiosity than Emily Dickinson.