New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940

June 25, 2004
- September 13, 2004

This exhibition is a new version of the critically acclaimed show that inaugurated the Neue Galerie in 2001. It highlights works from the museum's collection and includes such leading Austrian figures as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and artists of the Wiener Werkstätte. German movements such as the Brücke, the Blaue Reiter, Neue Sachlichkeit, and the Bauhaus are also on view.

A number of new acquisitions are on display, including an important Neue Sachlichkeit painting, Of Things to Come (1922) by Georg Scholz. A satirical commentary on the political and economic situation in Weimar Germany, this work has long been considered lost and has rarely been exhibited. Significant Bauhaus designs are on view, including a tea infuser by Marianne Brandt made ca. 1927 and an early tea service by Theodor Bogler made in 1923. One of the museum's masterpieces, Max Beckmann's Self-Portrait with Horn (1938), is on exhibition after returning from the recent touring Beckmann retrospective.