Past Exhibitions

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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July 26-September 17, 2007

With this exhibition, Neue Galerie New York celebrates its acquisition of Berlin Street Scene (1913-24) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The recently restituted painting is widely recognized as one of the greatest German paintings of the twentieth century, and a landmark of Expressionism. The exhibition is on view from July 26 through September 17, 2007.

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March 22-July 2, 2007

“Van Gogh and Expressionism” explores the crucial influence of Vincent van Gogh on German and Austrian Expressionism. More than 80 paintings and drawings will be on view, including a number of major canvases by Van Gogh, as well as important paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, and others. The exhibition is organized by Jill Lloyd, the well-known scholar of Expressionism.

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November 2, 2006 - February 26, 2007

“Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913,” which presents four complete interiors by the influential Austrian architect, will go on view from November 2, 2006, through February 26, 2007. It is the first exhibition of its kind, and will highlight material never before shown in the United States. The curator of the exhibition is Christian Witt-Dörring, distinguished curator of decorative arts.

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