MURRAY HILL — The Morgan Library & Museum is opening its doors this weekend, offering free admission in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its 2006 expansion.
The library, located at 225 Madison Ave. between East 36th and East 37th streets, typically charges $18 for adult admission, but is free to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Art lovers and book lovers will find common ground at the museum’s exhibit of Andy Warhol’s forays into printed art, which includes more than 130 items dating back to Warhol’s days as a student.
Other exhibits on display this weekend include an exhibit exploring the history of photography, and a display of the vast collection of drawings that once belonged to Pierre-Jean Mariette, a renowned 18th-Century collector.
Along with access to the library’s current exhibits, visitors will be able to check out anniversary events, including live classical music in the library’s Gilbert Court from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, a jazz performance on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., and a family fair celebrating spring on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
For a full list of events this weekend, check out the Morgan’s website.
The library is named for banking titan John Pierpont Morgan, out of whose personal collection the original archives grew. It is situated in a complex of buildings on Madison Avenue, and expanded significantly in 2006 to include an additional 75,000 square feet, including a new cafe and restaurant, a new reading room and added storage space.
The library is open Friday 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.