Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I


September 05, 2019
- January 13, 2020

Highlights from the museum’s extensive collection of Austrian art from the period 1890 to 1940 are on view, and the Klimt Gallery features an extraordinary selection of Gustav Klimt's paintings. The presentation includes the early portrait of Gertha Loew (1902) and the “golden style” portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907). These are complemented by a work with an unidentified sitter: The Black Feathered Hat (1910), which shows Klimt’s careful study of the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The late unfinished works, Ria Munk III (1917) and The Dancer (1916-17), offer unparalleled insight into Klimt’s working method. In both, he initially sketched an outline of the composition in charcoal and then painstakingly filled in the details with oil. In addition, two of Klimt’s highly coveted landscapes are on view—Park at Kammer Castle (1909) and the Forester’s House in Weissenbach II (Garden) (1914), which were painted during his summer holidays on the Attersee, a popular lake in the Salzkammergut region of upper Austria. 

A stunning selection of clocks by Adolf Loos, Hans Prutscher, and Joseph Urban are also presented in the Klimt Gallery.

Now through September 30, 2019, admission to the museum is pay-what-you-wish! While the Klimt Gallery will always remain open, other galleries may be closed for installation as we prepare for our upcoming exhibition, “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.”


Banner Image:

Gustav Klimt (1862–1918)
Adele Bloch-Bauer I (detail), 1907
Oil, silver, and gold on canvas
Neue Galerie New York. Acquired through the generosity of Ronald S. Lauder, the heirs of the Estates of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer, and the Estée Lauder Fund