Press Releases

Exhibition Celebrates Gift from Philanthropist Leonard A. Lauder of Nearly 1,000 Postcards to Neue Galerie

NEW YORK (September 1, 2010)—From October 7, 2010, to January 17, 2011, the Neue Galerie will present “Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection.” This will be the first major museum exhibition ever held in the United States devoted exclusively to the postcards produced by the Wiener Werkstätte. The work in the exhibition is drawn exclusively from The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and coincides with the gift of nearly 1,000 of these postcards to the Neue Galerie.

Neue Galerie Collaborates with Musée du Louvre, Paris, on Landmark Exhibition

NEW YORK (August 9, 2010)—From September 16, 2010 to January 10, 2011, the Neue Galerie will present an exhibition of work by the eighteenth-century artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Organized by Guilhem Scherf, chief curator of sculpture at the Musée du Louvre, the exhibition will be on view first at the Neue Galerie, then travel to the Louvre, where it will be on view beginning in late January 2011. This will be the first major museum show in the United States devoted exclusively to this artist. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

First Major Exhibition Ever Held in North America Focusing on Iconic Twentieth-Century German Painter

NEW YORK (January 15, 2009)—On March 11, 2010, Neue Galerie New York will open “Otto Dix,” the first one-man museum exhibition of works by German artist Otto Dix ever held in North America. The show will contain over 100 masterpieces from the United States, Canada, and Europe, and will fill all the exhibition spaces in the museum. It will run through August 30 at the Neue Galerie before travelling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where it will be on view from September 20, 2010, to January 2, 2011.

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.

NEW YORK (September 14, 2009)—On October 15, Neue Galerie New York will open “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. It runs through February 15, 2010.

NEW YORK (June 29, 2009)—On July 16, 2009, Neue Galerie New York will open two exhibitions: “Focus: Oskar Kokoschka” and “Selections from the Permanent Collection.” The “Focus” exhibition presents Kokoschka paintings and drawings from the Neue Galerie collection. The permanent collection show highlights several works that portray the social upheaval of Germany in the 1920s, offering strong echoes of the current economic and social crisis. Both will be on view through October 5.

More Than 100 Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptural Works by Pioneering German Expressionists to Fill the Entire Museum

NEW YORK (December 15, 2008)—On February 26, 2009, Neue Galerie New York will open “Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905-1913.” Featuring more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this will be the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the pioneering artists of the Expressionist group known as Brücke. The show is organized by Reinhold Heller, a Neue Galerie board member and internationally recognized scholar of German Expressionism. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the show, where it will be on view through June 29.

First American Museum Exhibition Devoted to Austrian Artist

NEW YORK (September 15, 2008)—On September 25, the Neue Galerie New York opens the exhibition “Alfred Kubin: Drawings, 1897-1909,” featuring more than 100 works on paper by the Austrian artist. This is the first major museum exhibition of his work ever held in the United States, and it focuses on his macabre early drawings, watercolors, and lithographs. It will be on view at the Neue Galerie through January 26, 2009. The exhibition is organized by Annegret Hoberg, curator of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.

Exhibition Focuses on German Expressionist Masterpiece, Along with Other Key Portraits and Self-Portraits from the Neue Galerie Collection

NEW YORK (May 12, 2008)—On July 24, 2008, the Neue Galerie opens “Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with Horn,” an exhibition focusing on one of the most important paintings by the German Expressionist artist. In addition to Self-Portrait with Horn, the exhibition will feature other works by Beckmann, as well as important portraits and self-portraits of that era from the Neue Galerie collection by such artists as Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. It will be on view through
September 1.

NEW YORK, May 12, 2008—The highly popular “Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry” exhibition, which was originally scheduled to close on June 30, has been extended and will remain on view through September 1, 2008. The exhibition features more than forty precious objects drawn from public and private collections. It highlights pieces created by the Wiener Werkstätte between the firm’s inception in 1903 and 1920. The exhibition features significant objects by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Dagobert Peche, among others. Supplemental materials include design drawings and photographs of prominent clients, with an emphasis on fashion designer Emilie Flöge, confidante of Gustav Klimt, who assembled a large collection of Wiener Werkstätte jewelry.