Past Exhibitions

October 27, 2011-April 2, 2012

From October 27, 2011, to April 2, 2012, the Neue Galerie will present a very special exhibition in honor of the tenth anniversary of the founding of the museum: “The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France.”

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August 19 to October 3

“Selections from the Permanent Collection” features highlights from the Neue Galerie’s superb holdings of German and Austrian fine and decorative arts from the first half of the twentieth century. It incorporates a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts. Though the exhibition is ongoing, the installation is updated regularly.

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February 24-August 8, 2011

The Neue Galerie is pleased to present an exhibition entitled Vienna 1900: Style and Identity. The show, curated by Christian Witt-Dörring and Jill Lloyd, aims to reveal a common thread running through the fine and decorative arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna: the redefinition of individual identity in the modern age.

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October 7, 2010-January 17, 2011

This fall, the Neue Galerie New York presents the first major museum exhibition ever held in the United States devoted exclusively to the postcards produced by the Wiener Werkstätte. The show is drawn exclusively from The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and coincides with the gift to the Neue Galerie of nearly 1,000 postcards produced by the firm during the period 1907-1920.

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September 16, 2010- January 10, 2011

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to this major late 18th-century Bavarian-born Austrian sculptor. It focuses on the artist’s so-called “character heads,” among the most important works of sculpture from their era. The exhibition is organized by Guilhem Scherf, chief curator of sculpture at the Musée du Louvre.

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March 11-August 30, 2010

This spring, Neue Galerie New York presents “Otto Dix,” the first solo museum exhibition of works by this major German artist ever held in North America. Organized by Olaf Peters, Professor of Modern Art History and Art Theory at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, the show will open at the Neue Galerie, then travel to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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October 15, 2009-February 15, 2010

With this exhibition, Neue Galerie New York pays tribute to its co-founder, Serge Sabarsky. A tireless advocate for German and Austrian art, Sabarsky was the driving force behind the creation of the museum. He was also a dedicated collector, who acquired numerous masterworks by the artists he cherished.

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July 16-October 5, 2009

Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) was a key figure in the history of Expressionism, who first gained notice with his appearance in the seminal Vienna Kunstschau of 1908. Gustav Klimt, president of the Vienna Secession, described the artist as “the outstanding talent among the younger generation.” “Focus: Oskar Kokoschka” presents eight portrait paintings and over 80 works on paper by the artist from the collection of the Neue Galerie.

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July 16-October 5, 2009

Highlighted in "Selections from the Permanent Collection" are works that have particular relevance to present-day social and economic conditions. Works on view range from George Grosz's drawings of corrupt plutocrats to Otto Dix's etchings of impoverished beggars, disenfranchised citizens, and crippled war veterans.

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February 26-June 29, 2009

This exhibition features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the pioneering artists’ group known as Brücke. Organized by Reinhold Heller, an internationally recognized scholar in the field, this is the first major museum exhibition devoted to these artists ever held in the United States.

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