From the Director
Since its founding, Neue Galerie New York has filled many roles. Our museum is a place of beauty and of refuge, of discovery and of delight. Most of all, though, the Neue Galerie is a place of community. We consider our staff, our patrons, and even our casual visitors to be members of an extended family.
This spirit of warmth and care traces back to our very beginnings, before we opened our doors to the public. Our founders, Ronald S. Lauder and the late Serge Sabarsky, were the closest of friends. They shared a passion for the art and design of early-twentieth-century Germany and Austria. Through the creation of the Neue Galerie, they found a way to share that passion with the world.
At this most challenging moment, we are able to draw from a deep reserve of friendship and loyalty built up over the past two decades. Just as you have sustained us, we are committed to sustaining you with new exhibitions, publications, and much more. Plans are being made for our reopening, and we look forward to sharing them with you in the weeks ahead.
For now, we urge everyone in our extended community to stay safe and to practice kindness toward one another. We will proceed in a spirit of hope and fortitude.
With my very best regards,
Director, Neue Galerie New York