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More Than 120 Drawings and Paintings by Master Viennese Expressionist Gustav Klimt to Fill the Entire Museum

Room from Klimt Studio to be Reconstructed in the Exhibition Galleries

NEW YORK (September 20, 2007)—On October 18, the Neue Galerie New York opens “Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections,” with eight paintings and more than 120 drawings by the controversial artist, on view together for the first time. The exhibition will also feature a reconstruction, with original furnishings, of the receiving parlor from the second Klimt studio. “Gustav Klimt” unites the collections of Ronald Lauder and Serge Sabarsky, co-founders of the Neue Galerie, and will fill all the gallery spaces in the museum. Together their collections comprise the finest gathering of works by Klimt in the United States. The exhibition is organized by Renée Price, Director of the Neue Galerie. This is its sole venue, where it will be on view through June 30, 2008.

Exhibition Focuses on Acquisition of Landmark German Expressionist Painting; Restituted Work Joins Collection of Neue Galerie New York

NEW YORK (June 8, 2007)—On July 26, 2007, the Neue Galerie opens “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Berlin Street Scene,” an exhibition focusing on one of the greatest German paintings of the twentieth century. This recently restituted work joins the collection of the Neue Galerie, which is devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art. In addition to Berlin Street Scene, the exhibition will feature a recently acquired Kirchner sculpture, Standing Girl, Caryatid (1909-10), as well as a selection of paintings and works on paper that survey Berlin during this period; they are by Kirchner, Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. The show runs through September 17.

Exhibition Will Include More than 80 Major Paintings and Drawings from Distinguished Public and Private Collections

NEW YORK (February 9, 2007)—On March 22, 2007, Neue Galerie New York will open “Van Gogh and Expressionism,” an exhibition that will explore the crucial influence of Vincent van Gogh on German and Austrian Expressionism. More than 80 paintings and drawings will be on view, including a number of major canvases by Van Gogh, as well as important paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, and others. This exhibition, organized by curator Jill Lloyd, the well-known scholar of Expressionism, will fill all gallery spaces in the museum. “Van Gogh and Expressionism” is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. It will remain on view through July 2.

NEW YORK (September 8, 2006)—“Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913,” which presents four complete interiors by the influential Austrian architect, will go on view from November 2, 2006 through February 26, 2007. It is the first exhibition of its kind and will highlight material never before shown in the United States.

“This exhibition will surprise and, I hope, please many people,” said Ronald S. Lauder, president of the Neue Galerie. “These magnificent interiors contain all the color and sense of fantasy that Josef Hoffmann originally gave to them.”

“Hoffmann epitomizes early-twentieth-century Viennese design,” said Renée Price, director of the Neue Galerie. “His rigorously abstracted forms were essential in defining the style of the era.”

Rare Gold Period Work Highlights Special Exhibition, "Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer"

Acclaimed Show Travels from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to Neue Galerie New York; On View from July 13 through September 18

NEW YORK (June 19, 2006)—The Neue Galerie announced today that it had agreed to acquire a spectacular Gustav Klimt painting, Adele Block-Bauer I (1907). "This is a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition, and a defining moment for the Neue Galerie" said Ronald S. Lauder, the President and co-founder of Neue Galerie New York. "With this dazzling painting, Klimt created one of his greatest works of art. We are overjoyed to be able to give Adele Bloch-Bauer a permanent home at the Neue Galerie. Her presence will enrich the museum immeasurably".

Exhibition of More Than 60 Paintings and Drawings Travels from Neue Galerie to The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and The Menil Collection, Houston

NEW YORK (February 2, 2006)—On March 9, 2006, Neue Galerie New York opens "Klee and America," an exhibition that will address the enthusiastic reception for the artist's works in the United States, especially during the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition features more than sixty paintings and drawings by Klee, which will be on loan from private and public collections in the United States and abroad. It runs through May 22 at the Neue Galerie, before traveling to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and The Menil Collection in Houston. The national sponsor of the exhibition is Altria Group, Inc.

Two Finest American Private Collections on View Together for First Time

More Than 150 Paintings and Drawings by Master Viennese Expressionist Egon Schiele to Fill the Entire Museum

NEW YORK (August 10, 2005)—On October 21, 2005, Neue Galerie New York opens "Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections," with more than 150 paintings and drawings by the artist on view together for the first time. The exhibition joins the collections of Ronald S. Lauder and the late Serge Sabarsky, who co-founded the Neue Galerie. It will fill all gallery spaces in the museum. "Egon Schiele" is organized by Renée Price, Director of the Neue Galerie. This is the only venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through February 20, 2006.

Two Print Portfolios— Der Krieg (War) by Dix and Die Hölle (Hell) by Beckmann—on View Together in their Entirety for the First Time

NEW YORK (April 26, 2005)—On June 24, 2005, the Neue Galerie opens "War/Hell: Master Prints by Otto Dix and Max Beckmann," an exhibition of two of the greatest German print portfolios of the twentieth century. Both series depict the horrors witnessed by the artists during World War I, and have never been shown together. These images take on a renewed resonance in the face of ongoing military actions across the globe. The exhibition will be on view through September 26, 2005.

More Than 100 Important Works Assembled for First Photography Exhibition at the Neue Galerie

NEW YORK (February 4, 2005)—On March 11, 2005, the Neue Galerie opens "Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938," the first exhibition at the Neue Galerie devoted exclusively to photography. The show traces the history of the medium in these countries over four decades through the photographic convention of portraiture. Works range from the softer, pictorialist style of early twentieth-century Austrian photographs to the harder-edged German images created at the Bauhaus. It will remain on view through June 6.

More than 70 Works from Private and Public Collections Assembled for Major Loan Exhibition

NEW YORK (September 13, 2004)—On October 15, the Neue Galerie opens "Comic Grotesque: Wit and Mockery in German Art, 1870-1940," an exhibition that explores an important but often neglected aspect of early twentieth-century German art: humor. Among the artists being presented are Arnold Böcklin, Hannah Höch, Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin, and Emil Nolde. In addition to paintings, drawings, posters, and sculpture, the exhibition features a room devoted to the groundbreaking films of Karl Valentin. Connections among the visual arts, cabaret culture, and satirical journals are also considered. The exhibition will remain on view through February 14, 2005.