Neue Galerie Initiates First Fridays Program on December 4

Neue Galerie Initiates First Fridays Program on December 4

Grant from Longtime Corporate Member Provides for Free Admission to Neue Galerie on First Friday of the Month, from 6 to 8 p.m.

NEW YORK (November 20, 2009)—On December 4, Neue Galerie New York will initiate its First Fridays program, which will provide free admission to the museum on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. through 2010. A generous grant from Bloomberg has made this program possible. The Neue Galerie will join its neighbors on Museum Mile, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in offering extended Friday night hours.

“We are very pleased that Bloomberg has partnered with the Neue Galerie in providing museum-goers with this exciting opportunity,” said Renée Price, Director of the Neue Galerie. “Our goal is to increase access to the museum, and to make the finest in German and Austrian art available to the greatest number of people.”

On view through February 15, 2010, is “From Klimt to Klee: Masterworks from the Serge Sabarsky Collection.” With this exhibition, the museum honors the life and work of its co-founder, Serge Sabarsky. A tireless advocate for German and Austrian art, Sabarsky was the driving force behind the creation of the museum. He was also a dedicated collector, who acquired numerous masterworks by the artists he cherished. The exhibition demonstrates the range and quality of the Sabarsky Collection, with its holdings in works by Austrian artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka, and German artists Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, among many others.

Since opening in 2001, the Neue Galerie has enjoyed tremendous success, drawing worldwide interest and realizing the dream of its co-founders, Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky: a permanent home in the United States for German and Austrian art and design of the early twentieth century.

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