Past Exhibitions

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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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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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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September 25, 2008-January 26, 2009

On September 25, the Neue Galerie New York opens the exhibition “Alfred Kubin: Drawings, 1897-1909,” featuring over 100 works on paper by the artist Alfred Kubin. This is the first major museum exhibition of his work ever held in the United States, and it focuses on his nightmarish early works on paper. The exhibition is organized by Annegret Hoberg, curator of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.

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July 24-September 1, 2008

On July 24, 2008, the Neue Galerie opens “Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with Horn,” an exhibition focusing on one of the greatest, most resonant paintings by the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann (1881-1950). The show will include other paintings and drawings by Beckmann, as well as important portraits and self-portraits from the Neue Galerie collection by such artists as Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad.

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March 27 - September 1, 2008

On March 27, 2008, the Neue Galerie opens “Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry,” with more than forty precious objects drawn from public and private collections. The exhibition will highlight masterpieces created by the Wiener Werkstätte between the firm’s inception in 1903 and 1920. Organized by Janis Staggs, Assistant Curator, Neue Galerie New York. It will be on view at the Neue Galerie through September 1, 2008.

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October 18, 2007 - June 30, 2008

On October 18, the Neue Galerie New York opens “Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections,” with eight paintings and more than 120 drawings by the controversial artist, on view together for the first time. The exhibition will also feature a reconstruction, with original furnishings, of the receiving parlor from the second Klimt studio.

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