Town among Greenery

Masterworks from Neue Galerie New York

October 1, 2020
- January 11, 2021

“Masterworks from Neue Galerie New York” celebrates the rich holdings of the museum's permanent collection. This presentation will show highlights of Austrian and German art from the first half of the twentieth century, including paintings, drawings, and decorative arts displayed in a “total work of art” fashion evocative of that era. The Austrian works on view will feature major paintings by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele, as well as decorative arts by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Dagobert Peche, and other artists affiliated with the Wiener Werkstätte.

The German collection is comprised of significant examples in the Expressionist style, with canvases by members of the Brücke (Bridge), including Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, as well as 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 iconic designs by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld.

Image caption:
Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Town among Greenery (The Old City III) (detail), 1917
Oil on panel
Neue Galerie New York
In memory of Otto and Marguerite Manley, given as a bequest from the Estate of Marguerite Manley