Morgan Ng studies the interplay between architecture, visual culture, and the technical sciences in early modern Europe, with a particular emphasis on Renaissance Italy. Under the direction of Alina Payne, Joseph Koerner, and Antoine Picon, he is completing a dissertation that explores how developments in military architecture transformed the design and experience of sixteenth-century buildings and cities. This project has benefitted from the resources and support of the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Villa I Tatti, Medici Archive Project, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe at the Uffizi Gallery, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Getty Research Institute.
Morgan's articles have appeared in Art History, Word & Image, the Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, and the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Topics addressed in these essays include the aesthetics of Psalm-singing in Huguenot-occupied churches and cities; the relationship between Calvinist cartography and John Milton’s poetic form; and the rise of colorless window glass in late-Renaissance secular architecture. Forthcoming writings will also be featured in edited volumes on Renaissance drawing, sculpture, and landscape architecture.
Before beginning his graduate studies, Morgan completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, and worked as an architectural designer in New York and Chicago.