Morgan Library & Museum opens In The Company of Animals. Art, Literature, and Music exhibition

. March 2, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Morgan Library & Museum presents In The Company of Animals. Art, Literature, and Music, an exhibition on view March 2 through May 20, 2012.

Drawing from the breadth of the Morgan’s collection, this exhibition will explore the ways in which animals have served as inspiration for artists, writers, and composers throughout history.

Ancient seals, drawings, prints, books, and medieval, music, and literary manuscripts will illustrate the use of animals as symbols, teachers of moral lessons, talking characters, companions, and subjects of scientific study and artistic inspiration.

Included in the exhibition are works by John James Audubon, William Blake, Albrecht Dürer, T. S. Eliot, David Hockney, Ted Hughes, George Orwell, Sergei Prokofiev, Peter Paul Rubens, E. B. White, and Virginia Woolf, among many others.

In the Company of Animals is organized by Clara Drummond, Assistant Curator at The Morgan Library & Museum. – www.themorgan.org

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