Next week, the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC will reopen to the public after an extensive $4.5M restoration by Beyer Blinder Belle. Arch Paper takes a preview tour of the landmark 1906 McKim, Mead and White building today, unveiling new lighting, carpets, and exhibition cases; spanking-clean mosaics and marbles; restored period furniture; and two spaces that will be open to the public for the first time. Plus: curated displays of the paintings and majolica that once belonged to Pierpont Morgan, the original resident. The restoration completes the expansion/renovation plans that architect Renzo Piano kicked off in 2006. The full photogallery, in all its opulence, after the jump.
· Morgan Library Building to Reopen Next Month [NYT Art Beat]
· The Morgan Opens the Vault (and the Director's Office) [ArchPaper]