PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Neue Galerie New York is committed to offering a range of public programs and events that complement the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. We aim to be a place of discovery, and welcome you to engage with us through a variety of activities.  

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ON-SITE PROGRAMS


 

FIRST FRIDAYS

The museum is open late to the public free of charge on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. The Book Store, Design Shop, and Café Sabarsky also stay open late during First Fridays.

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MEMBERS’ THURSDAYS

The museum is open late exclusively to members and their guests from 6 to 8 p.m. on select Thursdays.

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LECTURES

In coordination with the museum’s special exhibitions each season, Neue Galerie is delighted to host a lecture series. 

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GATHERINGS

We are pleased to introduce a range of gatherings at the Neue Galerie for literary lovers, seniors with a passion for the arts, and more.

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FAMILY MORNINGS

On select Sunday mornings, the Neue Galerie invites young families to participate in gallery discussions. Open to children age 6 to 11 years.

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FILMBAR

Join us on select evenings for Filmbar, a movie series hosted in Café Fledermaus. Enjoy a movie screening with drinks and snacks in a relaxed bar atmosphere reminiscent of early twentieth century Vienna.

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CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY

An ongoing tradition at the Neue Galerie, the cabaret series is a union of modern Austrian cuisine with classic European music and performance. Tickets include a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. followed by the cabaret performance at 9 p.m.

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PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM

In partnership with the Perlman Music Program, Neue Galerie New York is pleased to present the Works in Progress recital series in Café Sabarsky. The Perlman Music Program offers unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent.

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PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER DRAWING CONTEST

This season, the Neue Galerie is delighted to present the special exhibition “Paula Modersohn-Becker: Ich bin Ich / I Am Me,” on view from June 6 through September 9, 2024. Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) is a major figure in the history of German Expressionism. Many of her works were self-portraits. To celebrate this special exhibition, we invite you to share your own self-portraits. Get some paper, start drawing, and submit your ideas! All are welcome to participate in the contest, and entry is free.

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Please Note: The submission deadline for drawings to be considered for display at the museum is Monday, June 17

 

SCHOOL VISITS

Educational guided tours are tailored for students, to meet the needs and interests of each participating group, focused on the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

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PRIVATE TOURS

Make the most of your visit to Neue Galerie New York with a selection of tours. There are so many ways that one can enjoy the collection and special exhibitions, whether you prefer a quick visit or a deep dive.

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Kafka Video

 

THE DIARIES OF FRANZ KAFKA | A DISCUSSION WITH ANDRÉ ACIMAN AND ROSS BENJAMIN

Dating from 1909 to 1923, the handwritten diaries of Franz Kafka contain various kinds of writing: accounts of daily events, reflections, observations, literary sketches, drafts of letters, accounts of dreams, as well as finished stories. The Neue Galerie hosted a special evening with award-winning translator Ross Benjamin and New York Times bestselling author André Aciman, who discussed Benjamin’s groundbreaking new translation of “The Diaries of Franz Kafka,” complete and uncensored for the first time in print.This volume makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive reconstruction of the diary entries and provides substantial new content, including details, names, literary works, and passages of a sexual nature that were omitted from previous publications. By faithfully reproducing the diaries’ distinctive—and often surprisingly unpolished—writing in Kafka’s notebooks, translator Benjamin brings to light not only the author’s use of the diaries for literary experimentation and private self-expression, but also their value as a work of art in themselves.

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Modern Worlds Video

 

RONALD S. LAUDER AND RENÉE PRICE IN CONVERSATION

Neue Galerie New York, which first opened in November 2001, has become a beloved place, earning praise from visitors, critics, and colleagues in equal measure. In this online program, Ronald S. Lauder, the Neue Galerie’s founding President, and Renée Price, the museum’s Director, discuss the beginnings of the institution and bring you behind the scenes of “Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890–1940,” a special exhibition organized to mark the twentieth anniversary of the museum’s founding. The exhibition was presented at the Neue Galerie from November 11, 2021 through May 13, 2022.

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POETRY IN TRANSLATION | SELECTIONS FROM GEORG TRAKL

Austrian poet Georg Trakl made his mark with simple, measured language that powerfully evokes his experience of living. Join Renée Price, Director, and Scott Gutterman, Deputy Director of Neue Galerie New York for “Poetry in Translation: Selections from Georg Trakl,” a bilingual reading in German and English.

A prominent theme in Trakl’s poetry is silence, in particular the silence of the dead. Out of these dark preoccupations, he created works of great beauty. Featured poems in this reading include Trakl’s Die Sonne, In Venedig, Sebastian im Traum, and Sommer.
 

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Frances Palmer

 

MAKERS OF NEUE NOW: FRANCES PALMER

Join us for “Makers of Neue Now: Frances Palmer,” a Q&A featuring Frances Palmer, a masterful ceramist, gardener, and photographer based in Connecticut.

To step into potter Palmer’s world is to be surrounded by the trappings of a life that has been intentionally—and painstakingly—built to maximize creativity. She makes her pottery in a light-filled, airy studio, and keeps a corner at the ready for her daily photo shoots. Cutting gardens overflow with flowers waiting to be snipped as inspiration strikes. Shelves of cookbooks are regularly perused as she plans the menu of her next dinner party, and museum catalogues and art books are also at her fingertips to pore over when it’s time to imagine a new vessel. 

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POETRY IN TRANSLATION | RAINER MARIA RILKE'S DUINO ELEGIES

 

POETRY IN TRANSLATION | RAINER MARIA RILKE’S DUINO ELEGIES

Join Renée Price, Director, and Scott Gutterman, Deputy Director of the Neue Galerie for a bilingual poetry reading of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “First Elegy” of The Duino Elegies. The Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist is known for his lyricism and vivid use of language. We are presenting the “First Elegy” in the original German and in translation so that listeners may experience the sound of this great work. The Duino Elegies have an intense spiritual quality, right from the first sentence, which is a kind of agonized appeal to the heavens: “Who, if I cried, would hear me…”

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LECTURE | “PATRONS OF WIENER WERKSTÄTTE JEWELRY” BY JANIS STAGGS

The Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists and craftsmen collective, was launched in 1903. At its outset, the firm focused on metalwork, including jewelry. The group was initially comprised of two designers—Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser—and three artisans. The Wiener Werkstätte inaugurated its own fashion department in 1910, which quickly proved to be one of the most profitable divisions within the firm. It catered to a well-heeled clientele and offered artistic clothing, hats, shoes, and other accessories. This lecture will highlight some of the ways that modern Viennese art and design are inextricably linked by examining select patrons of Gustav Klimt who also favored Wiener Werkstätte jewelry.

Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial and Manager of Publications at Neue Galerie New York, has been with the museum since 2000. She has organized numerous exhibitions during her tenure at the museum, including “Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry” (2008) and “Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold” (2015), and co-curated “Wiener Werkstätte, 1903–1932: The Luxury of Beauty” (2017) and “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner” (2019), among others. She has written extensively on the intersection between the fine and decorative arts in Vienna 1900.

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PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM PRESENTS | WORKS IN PROGRESS

This “Works in Progress” recital reflects the spirit of spring, the season of renewal, with works composed by A. Andersen, Bach, Chopin, Ravel, and Ysaye. With this virtual format, we are delighted to feature performers from near and far: Anne-Sophie Andersen (Aarhus, Denmark), Will Chow (Pittsburgh, PA), Julia Jones (New York, NY), Eliana Yang (Philadelphia, PA), and Ilana Zaks (New Haven, CT).

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CABARET | ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO

 

CABARET | ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO

This celebrated, award-winning duo will thrill audiences of all ages with their freewheeling mashup of songs ranging from Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender to Joni Mitchell and Stephen Sondheim, from Broadway and Hollywood classics to rare gems you never knew you loved. The New York Times calls their shows “witty” and “exhilarating.” This swinging and soulful married couple, with their signature glamor and joie de vivre, make their audiences feel they’re at a party where the music and the stories are equally fabulous. Together they've won eight MAC Awards, five Bistro Awards, and the New York Nightlife Award. They've headlined everywhere from London to Lincoln Center, and Birdland Jazz Club to Carnegie Hall. Tune in to watch from the comfort of your home.

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Debra Rapoport

 

FAMILY PROGRAM | LEARN AND CREATE: JEWELRY MAKING AT HOME

Style icon Debra Rapoport shares the perfect at-home, hands-on activity with you, providing instructions to repurpose and recycle household items to fashion fabulous cuffs inspired by some of the exquisite pieces of Wiener Werkstätte jewelry on display at the Neue Galerie.

Use everyday goods and a few craft supplies to embellish cardboard rolls to recreate the vivid colors and palette of works by legendary designers such as Carl Otto Czeschka, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche. Make your own magnificent jewelry and share your work with us!

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We want to make it easy! In addition to the activity video presented here, we share step-by-step instructions, which can be viewed on your device screen or printed out.

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GOLDEN PLAY DOUGH

 

FAMILY PROGRAM | LEARN AND CREATE: MAKING GOLDEN PLAY DOUGH

With a simple recipe, make dazzling gold play dough at home! Gustav Klimt used gold leaf and paint to create one of the most extraordinary pictures ever made, the 1907 “golden style” portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Klimt's decorative background emulates precious jewels and underscores the wealth of the sitter. Explore shapes and patterns just like Klimt with your own resplendent pantry creation.

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We want to make it easy! In addition to the activity video presented here, we share step-by-step instructions, which can be viewed on your device screen or printed out.

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