Past Exhibitions

October 9, 2014-March 16, 2015

The genre of portraiture underwent dramatic changes at the turn of the twentieth century. With the invention of photography, artists shifted from purely representational likenesses in favor of portraits that captured the personality and essence of the sitter. This exhibition focuses on the portraiture of Gustav Klimt and his peers. 

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October 9, 2014-March 9, 2015

One hundred years ago, Europe erupted into a cataclysmic war that brought down four empires (Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian), wreaked unprecedented destruction, and altered modern society forever. Known as the Great War, and later as World War I, the trigger event was the assassination of heir apparent Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo by 19-year-old Serbian Gavrilo Princip on 28 June 1914.

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February 20-September 30, 2014

Neue Galerie New York presents a special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.

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March 13-September 1, 2014

On March 13, 2014 Neue Galerie New York will open the exhibition "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937." This will be the first major U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the 1991 presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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October 3, 2013-February 10, 2014

"The Modern Poster in Germany” traces the emergence of the poster as an art form in Germany in the early twentieth century. The exhibition will be on view at the Neue Galerie through February 10, 2014. Over thirty posters from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, including work by Lucian Bernhard, Thomas Theodor Heine, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger, Johann Thorn-Prikker, and Oskar Schlemmer, will be shown.  Most of the posters in the exhibition have never been displayed at the museum and are rare examples of this vibrant art form.

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October 3, 2013-February 10, 2014

Neue Galerie New York will present Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925, an exhibition of masterworks that explores the development of Kandinsky’s art over a crucial period of time: from the Blaue Reiter period into the pure abstraction and total environments of his Bauhaus years. Connecting art, music, and theater, this gathering of loans from private and public collections traces the evolution of Kandinsky’s concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. Key works by Kandinsky’s artistic peers, including Albert Bloch, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, László Moholy-Nagy, Gabriele Münter, and Marianne von Werefkin will also be on display.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 is supported by a generous grant from A. Lange & Söhne.

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May 23-September 2, 2013

Neue Galerie New York will present a monographic exhibition devoted to the Austrian artist, designer, and Wiener Werkstätte co-founder Koloman Moser (1868-1918). This show surveys the sum of Moser’s decorative arts career, comprising important interior design commissions, examples of graphic design, furniture, textiles, jewelry, metalwork, glass, and ceramics, many of which are illustrated by rare preparatory drawings and prints.

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February 7-April 22, 2013

The Neue Galerie presents a major gift of over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman.
 

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February 7-April 22, 2013

The Neue Galerie presents important works of German Expressionism from its permanent collection. The exhibition examines themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the nineteenth century.

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September 20, 2012-January 7, 2013

“Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity” will be the largest American exhibition ever devoted to this major Swiss artist. Hodler was admired by such Austrian artists as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, whose work is essential to the Neue Galerie collection. The organizing curator for the Neue Galerie is Jill Lloyd, a distinguished scholar who has assembled several important shows for the museum, including “Van Gogh and Expressionism”. The exhibition is co-organized by the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, where it will be on view from January 27 to May 26, 2013. The organizing curator for the Beyeler is Ulf Küster. Air transportation is provided by .

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