"Masterworks from the Neue Galerie New York" presents major works of German fine art and design from the permanent collection. The show is organized in honor of the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Neue Galerie New York, and will be on view through May 29, 2017.
From September 22, 2016, to September 25, 2017, the museum will show German masterworks in the third-floor galleries, and from February 16 to May 29, 2017, the museum will present Austrian masterworks in the second-floor galleries.
The Neue Galerie opened in November 2001, when it showcased its permanent collection of Austrian and German fine and decorative arts from the period 1890 to 1940. The museum's Austrian collection is noted for significant paintings by Gustav Klimt and his contemporaries, in particular Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and Richard Gerstl. In the decorative arts, works made by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops, 1903-32) are another strength. The German holdings emphasize the Expressionist movement, with canvases by members of the Brücke (Bridge), including Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and also artists affiliated with the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider), such as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc and Gabriele Münter. The Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement is also addressed, with important selections by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. In the decorative arts, the Bauhaus is a special area of emphasis, with major examples of design by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld.
A fully-illustrated catalogue, published by Prestel Verlag, accompanies the exhibition, featuring a major overview of of the Neue Galerie's holdings of fine art and design from Germany and Austria.
This exhibition is made possible in part by