10:00 am–6:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street)
$18, $12/students & seniors, free/12 and under
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of the ground breaking novel Frankenstein, this exhibition traces the origins of Mary Shelley’s monster and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. View art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. Portions of the original manuscript will be on display along with historic scientific instruments and iconic artwork such as Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare, a six-sheet poster advertising the Boris Karloff movie in 1931, and the definitive portrait of the author.
Eats & Treats: Grab a plate of fast-casual new American dishes using farm-fresh ingredients at Freshbites (56 East 34 Street) or sandwiches made from authentic simits (turkish bagel) and mini fig cookies at Simit Sarayi (Fifth Avenue @ 39th Street).
- Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth Friday, January 25–Sunday, May 12 10:30 am–5:00 pm
- Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-in Museum Experience Sunday, March 10 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
- Living Landscapes: Map Your Own Fantasy World Saturday, April 13 11:00 am–1:00 pm
- Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-in Museum Experience Sunday, April 14 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
- Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-in Museum Experience Sunday, May 12 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
- Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-in Museum Experience Sunday, June 9 1:30 pm–3:00 pm