A major new exhibit about The Lord of the Rings and its author J.R.R. Tolkien is opening at a New York City museum this month–and it sounds like a can’t-miss event for fans.
The exhibit, Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, celebrates Tolkien and his work. Said to be the largest collection of Tolkien material assembled for several generations, the exhibit includes drawings, manuscripts, and maps that Tolkien himself put together for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
The exhibit will also contain illustrations that Tolkien etched for places like the gates of Moria, Sauron’s fortress at Barad-dur, and Lothlorien.
The exhibit was organised in collaboration with The Tolkien Estate, The Tolkien Trust, and members of the Tolkien family. The works on display come from the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, Marquette University’s collection of original materials, and also from private lenders. You can see a teaser for the exhibit in the video embedded above.
In addition to the main exhibit, the Morgan Library and Museum will have lectures, discussions, workshops, and symposiums related to Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. You can visit the Morgan website to see a full rundown of events.
The exhibit will be on display at the Morgan Library and Museum from January 25 through May 12, 2019. It’s located at 225 Madison Avenge in New York City.
In other news about The Lord of the Rings, Amazon is producing a Lord of the Rings prequel TV show, while a movie about Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult as the author is in the works.