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In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan

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Drawing from the Morgan Library's collection, the new "In the Company of Animals" exhibit 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.

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Lecture
Animalish
Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk
In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan
Friday, March 9, 7 p.m.

Film
My Dog Tulip and Animal Beatbox
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.

Family Program
My Book is a Beast
Saturday, April 21, 2–4 p.m.

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan
March 2 through May 20, 2012
Morgan Library
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008
For more information, please visit: http://www.themorgan.org/

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