Meet NYC’s most astonishing hidden gem
An article from roadtrippers. I have been to the museum several times and thought that this article was better than one I could produce.
The outside may not look like much, but the inside of New York City’s Morgan Library and Museum is like something you’d find in a much-older European town, not exactly the city that brought the world Sbarro Pizza and Donald Trump… but it’s right in the heart of the Big Apple. It was originally the private collection of super-rich banker J.P. Morgan, and it houses art, rare books (hello, original Gutenberg Bible), plus rotation exhibits and installations. It was built between 1902 and 1906, but it wasn’t until 1924 that his son, Jack, realized that he was sitting on a collection that was too important to remain private– everyone should be able to have access to the many rare items his father had acquired.