Neue Galerie – New York

Neue Galerie – New YorkNeue Galerie – New YorkNeue Galerie – New YorkNeue Galerie – New York

Tightly focused and intimate yet broad and deep, the Neue Galerie in New York is a jewel box museum housing one of the world’s most preeminent and extensive collections of early twentieth century German and Austrian art and design. An absolute must see destination for all art lovers, the cornerstone of the collection and the museum’s most prized possession is Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” purchased by Neue benefactor, collector Ronald Lauder, for $135 million in 2006, at the time a record price paid for a single work of art.

The museum, conceived out of the passionate and collaborate efforts of Lauder and his art dealer, the late Serge Sabarsky, opened in 2001, opposite the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a superbly restored Fifth Avenue townhouse designed by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings in 1914, considered one of the finest structures of its kind in Manhattan. On display within in addition to the the largest collection of works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele outside of Vienna is a treasure trove of articles which epitomize the highest levels of German and Austrian art and design incorporating a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, decorative arts and architectural examples.

The building’s second floor galleries showcase Viennese Secessionist masterworks, emphasizing the extraordinary interplay between fine art and decorative and applied art as well as their symbiotic relationship, which characterizes this unique period of art history. Painting, sculpture, furniture, clothing, architectural design and decorative objects intermingle with a provocative vitality that truly transports the visitor back to turn-of-the-twentieth-century Vienna.

On permanent display, Klimt’s, “Bloch-Bauer,” holds the place of honor on the second floor surrounded by other important Klimt pieces including, ”Portrait of Baroness Elizabeth Bachofen-Echt,” from 1914 and, “The Dancer,” from 1916, as well as Egon Schiele’s masterpieces, “Stein on the Danube, Seen From the South (Large),” from 1913 and, “Town Among Greenery (The Old City III),” from 1917 plus paintings by Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka and Alfred Kubin which are exhibited in rotation from a permanent collection totaling thousands of works. Corresponding examples of decorative arts and furnishings from the Wiener Werkstaette, a collaborative production community of visual artists in Vienna that brought together architects, artists and designers including such important artisans as Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche are integrated throughout the exhibition galleries. The largest repository of Weiner Werkstätte works outside Vienna, important holdings include a suite of living room furniture designed by Moser in 1904, a long-case clock on a pedestal designed by Loos in 1904 and spectacular examples of jewelry designed by Hoffman and Moser between 1904 and 1912.

Showcasing many of the most important artistic movements of early, twentieth-century German art including the Blaue Reiter, the Brucke and Neue Sachlichkeit, the third floor galleries house a stellar collection of German paintings in addition to decorative and applied arts from the Werkbund and the Bauhaus. The permanent collection features prime example of works by Peter Behrens, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Vasily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, László Moholy-Nagy, George Minne, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Max Hermann Pechstein, Mies van der Rohe, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Christian Schad, Egon Schiele, Oskar Schlemmer, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld displayed in rotation.

Among the most celebrated works in the German collection are three paintings by Beckmann, “Self-Portrait in Front of Red Curtain,” from 1923, “Gallerie Umberto,” from 1935 and, “Self-Portrait with Horn,” from 1938, Dix’s, “Half Nude,” from 1926, Feininger’s, “Gelmorda II,” from 1913 and, “The Blue Cloud,” from 1925, Kandinsky’s, “Composition V,” from 1911, “Black Form,” from 1913 and, “Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage,” from 1938, Kirchner’s, “Tightrope Walk,” from 1908, “The Russian Dancer Meia,” from 1911, “Berlin Street Scene,” from 1913 and, “Female Nude at the Stove,” from 1914, Emil Nolde’s, “Sunset,” from 1909 and, “Two Girls,” by Christian Schad from 1928.

The ground floor is home to an award winning design shop offering objects in the style of Biedermeier, Vienna 1900 and Bauhaus, a book store specializing in publications on fine art, architecture and decorative arts from Austria, Germany and related Central European cultures plus the elegant Cafe Sabarsky, a German-Austrian restaurant and coffee house which also presents cabaret performances on Friday evenings. Cafe Fledermaus, a more casual style eatery is also available for dining on the basement level.


Visiting Hours:

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.



$20 for an adult ticket.

$15 for a senior ticket (65 and older).

$10 for a student ticket.

Free first Friday of every month 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Children under 12 not admitted.

Children 12 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Regular priced tickets are available for purchase during regular business hours for same-day entry.

$30 premium tickets for all ages are available for purchase online that guarantee admittance to the museum on a given day within a designated 30-minute time slot.

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"Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907) - Klimt

“Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (1907) – Klimt

"Self-Portrait with Horn" (1938) Beckman

“Self-Portrait with Horn” (1938) Beckman

“Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage,” (1938) Kandinsky

“Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage,” (1938) Kandinsky

Neue Galerie - New York, NY

Neue Galerie – New York, NY


 Official Museum Site


Neue Galerie

1048 Fifth Avenue @ 86th Street

New York, NY 10021








Current Exhibitions:

Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918

September 22, 2016 through January 16, 2017


Masterworks from the Neue Galerie Permanent Collection

September 22, 2016 through September 25, 2017


Upcoming Exhibitions:

Alexei Jawlensky

February 16, 2017 through May 29, 2017


Must See in the Permanent Collection:


  • “Portrait of Elizabeth Bloch-Bauer” (1907) – Klimt

  • “Tightrope Walk” (1908) – Kirchner

  • “Sunset”  (1909) – Nolde

  • “Peter Altenberg” (1909) – Kokoschka

  • “The Russian Dancer Meia” (1911) – Kirchner

  • “Composition V” (1911)  Kandinsky

  • “Berlin Street Scene”  (1913) – Kirchner

  • “Female Nude at The Stove” (1914) – Kirchner

  • “Portrait of Baroness Elizabeth Bachofen-Echt” – (1914) – Klimt

  • “The Dancer” – (1916) – Klimt

  • “Gelmorda II” (1913) – Feninger

  • “Black Form” (1913) – Kandinsky

  • “Stein on the Danube, Seen From the South (Large) ” (1913) – Schiele

  • “Town Among Greenery (The Old City III)” (1917) – Schiele

  • “Self-Portrait in  Front of Red Curtain” (1923) – Beckmann

  • “AXI” (1923) – Maholy-Nagy

  • “The Blue Cloud” (1925) – Feninger

  •  ”Half-Nude”  (1926) – Dix

  • “Two Girls”  (1928) – Schad

  • “Gallerie Umberto” (1935) – Beckmann

  • “Self-Portrait with Horn” (1938) – Beckmann

  • “Murnau: Street with Horse-Drawn Carriage” (1938) – Kandinsky


  • “Kneeling Youth” (1898) – Minne


  • Suite of Living Room Furniture (1904) – Moser

  • Long-Case Clock on Pedestal (1904) – Loos




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