The Morgan: NYC's Hip-to-the-Minute Museum

10 must-see modern and contemporary drawings from 10 years of collecting at The Morgan Library & Museum

New York's Morgan Library & Museum is world-renowned for its collection of as many as 12,000 old master drawings, works on paper by such as Dürer, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Gainsborough, Ingres and Matisse. But did you know that The Morgan is just as avid a collector of 20th- and 21st-century sheets? The current exhibition, Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, on view thru May 24, 2015, turns the spotlight on more than 100 of these recent acquisitions, all created between 1900 and 2013. The Morgan is definitely keeping up with the times. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, check out the slide show of 10 of our favorites before heading to the Midtown museum. Also on view there are three other compelling shows: Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation (thru June 7, 2015), Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings From Sir John Soane's Museum (thru May 17, 2015) and Hebrew Illumination for Our Time: The Art of Barbara Wolff (thru May 3).

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave. at E. 36th St., 212.535.7710