Ring Master: Tolkien at the Morgan Library

Katherine Lanza Exhibitions

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.

William Blake at the Morgan Library

Editorial Staff Art

For the first time in nearly a decade the Morgan Library has organized an exhibition devoted solely to the perpetually inspired British romantic watercolor painter, poet, and engraver William Blake. William Blake’s World: “A New Heaven Is Begun,” which is on view through January 3, 2010, brings together more than 100 examples of Blake’s own illuminated texts, engravings, and poetry …